Anzac Day events – North Brisbane & Moreton Bay Region Services


Apr 10, 2019

There are plenty of Anzac Day events and Brisbane North services happening in the Moreton Bay Region, so you can get into the Anzac spirit on 25 April.

Kallangur

Gunfire breakfast: 4.00am to 5.15am

Location: Barrel & Vine, Norths Leagues and Services Club

1347 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur

Dawn Service: 5.30am

Location: Pine Rivers District RSL Sub-Branch Memorial Gardens

Breakfast: 6.00am to 7.00am (club closes 7.15am)

Location: Auditorium, Norths Leagues and sausage sizzle at Barrel & Vine

Transport to Anzac Day march: 7.30am to 7.45am (vintage cars for disabled veterans from Norths Reception)

Anzac Day March: 8.15am

Location: Kallangur Fair to Pine Rivers District RSL Sub-Branch Memorial Gardens

Memorial Service: 9.30am

Location: Pine Rivers District RSL Sub-Branch Memorial Gardens

Bray Park – Strathpine

Dawn Service: 5.30am

Location: Club Pine Rivers, Corner Francis and Sparkes Roads

A bus will be available to transport those wishing to attend the combined district Anzac Parade Brisbane North procession at Kallangur Fair Shopping Centre on Anzac Avenue (run by Pine Rivers RSL Sub-Branch).

The Kallangur Anzac Parade will march-off from Kallangur Fair Shopping Centre at approximately 8:15am, heading west down Anzac Avenue to Norths Leagues Club Memorial Gardens.

Anzac Avenue will be closed down most of the day to accommodate the large Anzac procession.

Redcliffe

As the official host of the peninsula’s Anzac Day events, the Redcliffe RSL will be hosting one of Queensland’s largest and most poignant Anzac Day services along the Redcliffe waterfront.

Dawn Service: March-off along waterfront at 5.00am for a 5.15am start

Tribute at Anzac Place: 5.30am

Following the Anzac Day March, all current and ex-servicemen and women along with their families will be invited to a free breakfast in the Redcliffe RSL’s Gallipoli Grill between 6.00am and 8.00am.

Burpengary

Dawn Service: 4.45am

Location: Burpengary War Memorial, Buchanan Park

Main Service march: 9.30am assembly for 10.00am commencement, Coles Carpark Burpengary

Main Service: 10.30am, Burpengary War Memorial, Buchanan Park

The Ode

In ceremonies of remembrance, it is custom to read a poem or excerpt of text.

One traditional recitation at Anzac Day events is the Ode – the fourth stanza of the poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon (1869-1943). The verse, which became the League Ode, was already used in association with commemoration services in Australia in 1921.

The most well-known lines are:

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.

Road closures for Anzac Day march events

To coincide with Anzac Day commemorations, some road closures will take place on 25 April – including Anzac Avenue at Strathpine. Specific closures will be announced closer to the date, and updated on websites and social media platforms.

Moreton Bay Region Anzac Day Events

For a full list of services and ways to celebrate the Anzac spirit in the region, see here.