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Whats On logo button ANZAC Day 25th April 2018 Whats On logo button
ANZAC image courtesy RSL
WHAT IS ANZAC:
ANZAC means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

WHAT IS ANZAC DAY:

ANZAC Day is one of Australia's most important national holiday days. This day (officially named in 1916) marks the very first major military action involving the AIF and the NZ infantry.
Some amazing feats of courage and honour have and still are carried out by ANZAC's.
The name itself is worn with pride and honoured by a grateful and proud nation.
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ANZAC Day imageWhats On Central Coast Logo Button image ANZAC DAY:
This day means many things to many people.

The right for you to celebrate this day, or condemn this day was given you selflessly, by the honourable lives of many people with loved ones and family; family's filled with everlasting pride, loss, joy and sadness.

The ANZAC legend continues today.

Our Safety and our freedom are still protected by those who choose to honour this country, her legendary generosity, her multi national people and her way of life.

LEST WE FORGET

The Ode
from For The Fallen

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

Binyon (1869 - 1943)

Reversed arms:
The tradition of reversing and resting on arms – that is, leaning on a weapon held upside down – has been a mark of respect or mourning for centuries, said to have originated with the ancient Greeks.

Descriptions of sixteenth-century military funerals provide the earliest documented instances of carrying arms reversed in more recent times.
Although Australian soldiers still rest on arms as a mark of respect for the dead, the short Steyr rifle, the present Australian service rifle, is difficult to carry reversed.

Catafalque Party image courtesy of Army.gov.auThe Catafalque Party:
The catafalque party consists of four members of an armed guard who stand, their heads bowed and their arms (weapon) reversed, facing outward approximately one metre from the coffin or catafalque as a symbolic form of respect for those who have fallen.

A watch or catafalque party was traditionally mounted around the coffin to ensure the safety of the body while it lay in state.

On ANZAC Day the flag is flown at half-mast until noon

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Legacy Australia Logo imageWhats On Central Coast Logo Button image LEGACY AUSTRALIA:
Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.
We currently care for around 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia - See more on the Legacy Website

Alone. 5 kids to raise and lost... Thank God for Legacy.

I am a Legacy kid.
When my dad died Legacy was there for my mum and family. Medical, dental, school and other financial assistance. Legacy groups once a week and camps once a year.

They did so much to help ease the burden. An appointed Legatee, ours were Legatee Andrews and Noble and I am forever indebted to theirs and Legacy's care and support in keeping the promise to never let a mates family go it alone.

Mine is just one story - there are so many Australia wide.

If you see badges out on your shopping day please consider another mum and kids you can be helping.

I will never forget the generosity of strangers who did many years ago

Whats On logo button ANZAC DAY AROUND THE CENTRAL COAST Whats On logo button
From the North to the South of the Central Coast our RSL and Memorial Clubs along with other venues pay tribute to our ANZAC Day tradition and open their doors for breakfasts and luncheons after Dawn, Memorial services and marches.

See the Week Day GIG GUIDE for the 25th April when it is online for General entertainment

2018 GOSFORD CITY ROAD CLOSURES AND SERVICE Brief information
In commemoration of ANZAC Day on Wednesday 25 April, we are supporting events being held at a number of venues across the Central Coast.
To carry out the Dawn Services, Main Marches and Main Services safely, there will be a number of road closures in place to accommodate the crowd numbers for this significant celebration.
 Doyalson 8.15am - Southbound lanes from Raw Challenge and Wyee Rd. Wentworth Ave will be closed as the March proceeds into RSL.
 Empire Bay 10.45am – Sorrento Rd from the boat ramp entry to the intersection of Shelly Beach Rd and Kendall Rd.
 Gosford 5.30am - Mann St between Georgia Tce to Vaughan Ave. 9.45am - Mann St and Donnison St with no access into Georgia Tce and Vaughan Ave. No Access via Vaughan Ave to Mann St from Central Coast Hwy until 2pm.
 Ourimbah 2.15pm - Southbound Lane Pacific Hwy from Yates Rd turning into Dog Trap Rd with the March concluding at Ourimbah Public School.
 Terrigal 5.15am - Terrigal Esplanade will be closed. Campbell Cres and Church St and Kurrawyba Ave will also be closed. Access into Terrigal CBD will be closed at the intersection of Terrigal Dr and Barnhill Rd.
 The Entrance 5am - Marine Pde from Coral St to Beach St. 10.45am - The Entrance Rd from Denning St to Marine Pde. Marine Pde from Coral St to Beach St.
 Toukley 9.15am - Main Rd between Fravent St and Peel St. Several side street access will also be closed including Lake View St, Victoria Ave, Holmes, Norman St and Athol St.
 Woy Woy 5.15am - Brisbane Water Dr from Blackwall Rd and Brick Wharf Rd. 9.45am - Road closures from Blackwall Rd and Victoria Rd roundabout along Blackwall Rd into Oval Rd and Chambers Ave. Road closures will continue from The Boulevard onto Brick Wharf Rd, past Memorial Park until the carpark entry.
 Wyong 10am – Rankens Crt, Hely St, Anzac Ave and Margaret St will be closed with the March concluding at Wyong RSL carpark.
For a full list of local services and road closures, visit the website

Below is the list we have compiled so far. It will be updated as more information arrives so we recommend you BOOKMARK this page for future reference.
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Whats On logo button Belmont Sub-Branch 2018
ANZAC Day Service
Time: 10:00am
Location: Cullen Park Belmont

March
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Cnr George and Pacific Hwy, Belmont
Route: Step off at 9:35 am and march south to Cullen Park

Form up at 9:15am. March starts at 9:30am south along Pacific Highway to Cullen Park for the service at 10:00am.
Then to Belmont Sportsman’s Club, Maude Street, Belmont

Special Information:

Anyone who requires a taxi for the March please contact President on mobile
0401 081 094 or 4945 9033

Whats On logo button Berowra RSL Sub-Branch 2018
ANZAC Day Main Service
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Berowra Memorial, in the grounds of Berowra Community Centre

March
Time: 7:15 am
Location: Old netball court, western side of Berowra oval
Route: Step off at 7:30 am and march down Berowra Waters Rd to the Memorial.

After the march please join us for breakfast at Berowra RSL from 8.30am.

Tickets for breakfast available from the club

TWO-UP and live Music from 1:30pm

Whats On logo button Catherine Hill Bay 2018
ANZAC Dawn Service
Time: 6:00 am
Location: War Memorial, 69 Flowers Dr, Catherine Hill Bay

The service will be followed by sausage sizzle to be held on the reserve next to the Bowling Club

March
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Swansea
Route: Refer to Swansea RSL Sub-branch for details

Other Information:
Swansea RSL sub-Branch conduct a March at 11:00am
Refer to Swansea RSL sub-Branch for Details

Whats On logo button Davistown RSL Club 2018
Join us at the Davo this Anzac day.

Dawn service will be held at the Club's Memorial Wall at 6am.

Entertainment by Howard Shearman 11:00am-2pm.

Two Up held in our auditorium from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

LEST WE FORGET.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION- No new memberships will be taken.
No paging services will be available.
The club will be serving all beverages in plastic cups for the entire day.
Limit of 4 alcoholic drinks per person per transaction.
No jugs of beer will be served.
No doubles or shots will be served.

A "lock out" front door closure will be enforced at anytime deemed necessary.
This will be at management discretion. During the lockout only members will be allowed access on a one-in/one-out basis.

Club closing time will be at management discretion.
No Davo points will be awarded or redeemable on the day

Whats On logo button Diggers @ The Entrance 2018
5:30am: Dawn Service at Memorial Park, The Entrance
6am: RSL Breakfast - Bites Dining - ticket holders only
11.45am: Commemorative Service at Memorial Park, The Entrance

Courtesy Bus: Please see reception for timings

See also The Entrance

Whats On logo button Doyalson Wyee RSL Club 2018
Anzac Day Service:
Dawn Service: Time: 5:00am
Location: Club Cenotaph

Main March
Time: 8:30am
Location: Raw Challenge Course, Pacific Hwy
Route: March south along Pacific Hwy, turn left into Wentworth Av, then left into the RSL grounds and proceed to the sub-Branch Cenotaph

Main Service
Time: 9am at Club

Whats On logo button Empire Bay Progress Associationh 2018
Main Service
11am Empire Bay Cenotaph, Sorrento Road, Empire Bay

Whats On logo button Ettalong Bowling Club 2018
25th April
8.00am Club Opens
9.00am - 10:45am Free Breakfast Brunch
1.00pm Service at the Flagpole (all bar services and gaming machines will cease)

1:30pm Entertainment in the Main Lounge by Joey B
6.00pm Entertainment in the Main Lounge by Russ Hall

Courtesy Bus Available from 10:30am
Bookings Essential: (02) 4341 0087


Whats On logo button Ettalong Diggers 2018 TBC
Dawn Service:
March Commences from Woy Woy Railway Station at 5:15am
Service, Woy Woy Memorial Garden at 5:30am

Breakfast
6am in the club for dawn service attendees

Wreath Laying Service:
A short Wreath laying service will be held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the waterfront at 8am

Main Morning Service:
Form up at Deepwater Plaza car park at 9:30am
March commences at 10am to Woy Woy Memorial Garden.
Service commences at 10.30am

Whats On logo button GOSFORD RSL SUB BRANCH 2018
GOSFORD RSL SUB-BRANCH
ANZAC Dawn Service
March Time: 5:45am
March Location: Mann Street Gosford
March Route: Parade forms up outside Gosford Police Station Mann Street for a short march to Memorial Park
6:00 am Dawn Service to commence
Location: Gosford Memorial Park, Mann St, Gosford

Main Service Time: 11:00am
Main Service Location: Memorial Park Mann Street Gosford
Parade forms up in Donnison Street Gosford near Kibble Park at 1015.
March off at 1030 from Donnison Street, moving in to Mann Street and down to Memorial Park.
Cars provided for less able veterans who would like to participate in the march.

TWO-UP played in the RSL Club from 1pm

LEST WE FORGET

Whats On logo button Hardys Bay Club 2018
Commemorate Anzac Day.

Our Anzac Day Ceremony starts at 11am and all are welcome to attend and pay their respects.

The Bar and Restaurant (Goong’s Kitchen) open at noon and between 1pm and 4pm there'll be Music, a Can Bar and Two-Up on the deck.

A shuttle bus will also be available.

All Bars & Restaurant closed 5pm.

For more info call the club on 02 (4360 1072)

Whats On logo button Hornsbyb RSL 2018
Hornsby Anzac Day Dawn Service - 5am
04:40 March form up outside the War Memorial Hall, High St, Hornsby
05:00 Dawn Service at Hornsby Cenotaph
06:00 Breakfast at Hornsby RSL Club showroom.
Please note this is a ticketed event with limited seating. Tickets ($5) are available from the club reception prior to 25 April.
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Hornsby Anzac Sunday Service and March 2018
10:30am: Form up at St Peters Anglican Church, Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby
10:40am: March to Hornsby Cenotaph
11:00am: Sunday service at Hornsby Cenotaph
RSL Anzac Appeal Badges will be available for sale at this event

Whats On logo button Morisset Country Club RSL 2018
Dawn service will be held at 6am at Morisset Country Club.

March will commence at 9am from the top commuter car park of the Morisset railway station and proceed along Dora Street towards the Morisset Country Club for a morning service at 9.40am.

See also
SOUTH LAKES MACQUARIE SUB BRANCH

Whats On logo button Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Club 2018
This ANZAC Day Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL Club will be holding their annual ANZAC Day activities.
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Time: 5:30 am
Location: Ourimbah RSL Club Memorial

Main March
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Yates Rd, Ourimbah
Route: March south along Pacific Hwy, passed Club, turn right into Dogtrap Rd and then left into school grounds.

ANZAC Day Main Service
Time: 3 pm
Location: Ourimbah Primary School
Community invited to club following service.

Whats On logo button Patonga 2018
Anzac Day Dawn Service
Patonga War Memorial
Order of Service
The Service will begin at 5.30am
* Flag Raising
* Service Flag Party
* Last Post
* Ode to the Fallen
* 1 Minute Silence
* Reveille
* Services Address
* Chaplains Address
* Remarks invited (From the congregation)
* Prayers for the Nation
* Hymn Recessional
* Benediction
* National Anthem
After the service the congregation is invited back to the Progress Hall for a Free Breakfast.

Whats On logo button Pearl Beach Anzac Day 2018
MEMORIAL SERVICE
10am - 25th April
Memorial Hall

The community is invited to come together to reflect and remember the sacrifices made by so many.

All welcome … morning tea will be served

We will remember them…

A donation to Legacy would be appreciated

Whats On logo button SOUTH LAKE MACQUARIE RSL SUB-BRANCH 2018
Dawn Service and March:
0600 - Dawn Service
Gunfire breakfast following service in clubs bistro 5$ per person
0930 - Club Closed

Form up for Parade at Morisset Railway Station top carpark
0900 - March to Morisset Country Club
0930 - Main Service
Upon completion of service, sub-Branch members & guests of the sub-Branch make way to Auditorium for reception.

Club will have TWO-UP and entertainment.

Whats On logo button SWANSEA RSL CLUB SUB-BRANCH 2018
ANZAC Day Service
Dawn service will be held at held at the cenotaph adjacent to the Swansea RSL at 6am.

This will be followed by an 11am March through the main street of Swansea

March
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Form up at Swansea McDonalds
Route: North along Pacific Hwy to Swansea RSL

Whats On logo button TERRIGAL-WAMBERAL RSL SUB-BRANCH 2018
The Dawn Service will commence with a March from Church Street, Terrigal, to the memorial at Terrigal Beach where the Dawn Service will commence at 5:30 am.

ANZAC Day Dawn March

Time: 5:15 am
Location: Church St Opposite Police Station
Route: March from Church St, along Campbell Cres and the Esplanade to the Cenotaph, Terrigal Beach

ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Time: 5:30 am
Location: Cenotaph, Terrigal Beach

A further service will be held at Breakers Country Club

ANZAC Day Main Service
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Breakers Country Club, 64 Dover Rd, Wamberal

Road closures will be in place in the immediate vicinity of the Terrigal Shopping Centre.

Whats On logo button THE ENTRANCE-LONG JETTY RSL SUB-BRANCH 2018
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Time: 0530
Location: Cenotaph, The Entrance

Special Information:
The RSL Club 20-seater bus will be parting Diggers @ The Entrance at 5:10am sharp to transport those intending to attend the service.
Vouchers will be available for breakfast on the day from RSL members at the Cenotaph for those who attend the Dawn Service (limited tickets are available).
Entry to the club is not permitted if you don’t have a ticket.
Breakfast is between 6:00am and 8:00am

March:
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Denning St, The Entrance (outside the Police station)
Route: March down The Entrance Rd to the Cenotaph.12pm

Memorial Service
11:45: - Memorial Service at The Entrance Cenotaph or after the March-Past

Special information for descendants of veterans – to maintain the integrity of ANZAC Day, it is preferred that only direct descendants of veterans participate in the March wearing their relative’s original/copied service medals on the right-hand side.

Road Closures:
5:00am Marina Parade from Coral Street to Beach Street
11:25am The Entrance Road from Campbell Street to Marina Parade. Marina Parade from Coral Street to Beach Street.

Whats On logo button Toukley RSL 2018
Anzac Day Dawn Service:
5.10am: Assemble in Athol Street carpark , march to Cenotaph
5.20am: Dawn Service to commence

CLUB’S MORNING SERVICES:
Upon service conclusion: Club Opens for Sub Branch Members, Club members & invited guests
6.00am: FREE Bacon & Egg Roll Breakfast Service in Club for attendees of the Dawn Service
8.00am: All bars close
8.30am: Bus departs Club to pick up from all areas
8.30am: Club closed until after the March and Service have concluded
9.15am: Buses run from Club to Canton Beach Rd (Assembly Point)

MAIN MARCH TO CENOTAPH:
9.15am: Assemble at Canton Beach Rd Marshalling Area
9.45am: March to Club Cenotaph Commences
10.30am: Service at Cenotaph
11.30am:(approx) Cenotaph Service concludes

CLUB CLOSURE:
The Club reserves the right to close the Club early at their discretion.

Responsible Service of Alcohol and Dress Rules Apply- SHIRTS WITH COLLARS & NO THONGS. NO COLOURS OR PATCHES.

Club Toukley RSL is absolutely committed to the Responsible Service of Alcohol.
The Club will not admit to the premises or serve alcohol to any person who is deemed to be showing signs of intoxication.

The Club will also strictly enforce its dress regulations and will refuse entry to any person or persons who are not suitably or respectfully attired.

The Club reserves the right to close the Club early at their discretion
Breakfast is available to attendees at the Dawn Service only

DRESS REGULATIONS APPLY - COLLARED SHIRTS – NO THONGS.

Whats On logo button Wangi Wangi RSL Club 2018
Anzac Day Service:
Time: 5:30am Location: Wangi Wangi RSL, 275 Watkins Road, Wangi Wangi
Assemble at front of Club at the Cenotaph
5.30am: Dawn Service to commence

Wangi RSL Remembering and Honouring our ANZAC's.

Flyover by RAAF - Huey Helicopter Landing - over 60 historic vehicles on display

CLUB’S MORNING SERVICES:
Club Opens 6am
$5.00 breakfast Service in Club for attendees of the Dawn Service
9.30am: All bars close

MAIN MARCH TO CENOTAPH:
9.30am: Assemble at Puna Rd
10.00am: Marshalling Area step off
Service on Arrival at Cenataph

TWO-UP at 1pm - 4pm.

Live Entertainment with Reg Sinclair at 4pm

Whats On logo button WOY WOY ETTALONG SUB-BRANCH 2018
ANZAC Dawn Service
Time: 0515
Location: Memorial Park, Brickwharf Road, Woy Woy

March leaves Woy Woy Railway Station at 5:15 am to Memorial Park. Service begins at 5:30 am. Breakfast served at Ettalong Diggers from 6:00 am.

Main March
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Deepwater Plaza Carpark
Route: Leaving carpark at 10:00 am and proceed to Memorial Park, Brickwharf Rd, Woy Woy.

Main Service begins at 10:30 am.

Lunch available at Diggers Club for ANZAC Day from 11:30 am

Whats On logo button Wyong RSL Club Sub-Branch 2018
ANZAC DAY WYONG

ANZAC Dawn Service
Time: 5:30 am
Location: Memorial in Club Wyong RSL forecourt, cnr Anzac Ave and Margaret St, Wyong

ANZAC Main Service
Time: 9.30 am
Location: Cenotaph, Wyong Town Park, Rankens Ct, Wyong

Main March
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Wyong Town Park
Route: From the park, down Hely St, left into Anzac Ave, left into Margaret St and left into Club Wyong RSL forecourt.

In the event of inclement weather both services will be held inside Club Wyong RSL
ENTERTAINMENT & PROMOTIONS
The courtesy Bus will be running all day on Anzac Day

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