Anzac Day

Coogee Dawn Service 2021

Anzac Day is a National day of remembrance and commemoration. Commemorative services are held each year at dawn, the time of the original Gallipoli landing.

Previous 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.

This year the Coogee Randwick Clovelly sub-Branch, in conjunction with Randwick City Council, held a free ticketed COVID-safe event at Goldstein Reserve for a strictly limited capacity of 3,000 with a special allocation for RSL members and current servicemen and servicewomen.

The Service included a Welcome to Country, prayer, hymn, laying of wreaths, Last Post bugle call, a minute’s silence, the New Zealand and Australian National anthems and other special musical performances by Bondi Brass, the Sydney Chamber Choir and South Coogee Public School Choir.

We would like to thank all the sub branches in Randwick City: Coogee Legion, Coogee Randwick Clovelly, Kensington, Malabar, Maroubra and Matraville for their ongoing support of ANZAC Day commemorations.

2020 SERVICE

In 2020 the Coogee ANZAC Day service was livestreamed only due to COVID-19 restrictions. The 2020 Dawn Service livestream can be viewed on Vimeo.

Here are the some highlights from the 2018 & 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Services.

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