Tue 25 Apr 2017 - Tue 25 Apr 2017
5 am - 6 am
- Coogee Beach
Join Council and the Coogee Randwick Clovelly RSL Sub-branch for a special ANZAC Dawn Service at beautiful Coogee Beach this Anzac Day from 5am to 6am.
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance and commemoration. The Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 is Australia’s most important period of national commemoration, marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War.
The last two years have seen over 20,000 people gathered at Coogee Beach in pre-dawn darkness to honour the service and sacrifice of our original ANZACs, and the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms.
The Coogee Beach Dawn Service includes a catafalque contingent, an Ode of Remembrance, Last Post bugle call, a minute's silence, a Reveille played on a bugle, wreath laying and speeches.
This event is free to the public and all are welcome to pay their respects and lay wreaths in honour of fallen soldiers.
A number of local cafes and businesses in Coogee will be open early for breakfast.
A limited amount of accessible parking spaces will be available. If you, or someone you care for, has a mobility impairment please email email@example.com to discuss reserving a space.
Other Anzac Day services happening across Randwick City include:
Sunday 16 April
- Maroubra RSL sub-Branch – Cenotaph (opposite the Juniors @ The Junction), Anzac Parade), 11am
Saturday 22 April
- Greek Orthodox Parish of St Spyridon – St Spyridon Church, 76 Gardeners Road, Kingsford, 9am
Sunday 23 April
- Coogee Surf Life Saving Club, Fallen Lifesavers Memorial, Coogee Beach, 9.45am
- Matraville RSL sub-Branch – Cenotaph, Norfolk Parade, 10am
- Kensington RSL sub-Branch – Randwick Bowling Club, 10.45am
- Malabar RSL sub-Branch – Bob Clarke Memorial Reserve (opposite Matraville Sports High School), Anzac Parade, 11am
- Coogee Legion sub-Branch – Level 1, Coogee Legion Club, 200 Arden Street, 11.30am
Tuesday 25 April
- Maroubra RSL sub-Branch – Cenotaph (opposite the Juniors @ The Junction), Anzac Parade) 4.30am
- Matraville RSL sub-Branch – Cenotaph, Norfolk Parade, 5am