• Arden Anglican

ANZAC Day on 25 April is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and in operational service. The spirit of ANZAC, with its qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance to our sense of national identity.

Attending a dawn service is one of the most moving things you will ever do. Prior years have seen more than 25,000 attend the dawn service at Wrights Road Castle Hill.

Just a reminder, most major shopping centres are shut until 1pm on Thursday 25 April, although many cafes are open on the day but may be trading for shorter hours.

ANZAC dawn service, Wrights Road Castle Hill.

The Dawn Service at the Centenary of ANZAC Reserve, Wrights Rd Kellyville. Arrival time by 5.45am. Service commences at 6am.  Castle Hill RSL will be open from 9am to late.

ANZAC Day, Glenorie.

Dawn service – Glenorie Memorial Hall. From 6am.
Glenorie RSL’s long-standing afternoon march and service is truly special. A day the entire community comes together to pay our respects. March – 3.15pm start. Service includes the 226 Army Cadet Unit of Normanhurst, Historical Army Tanks, Bikes and Jeeps, The Hills District Pipe Band, The RSL Sub Branch, musicians Isaak Koorey, Rewi and David Coleman, local school children and a guest speaker. At the conclusion of the service, refreshments and ‘2 UP’ will be available within the RSL Club. More details can be found here.

Riverstone ANZAC dawn service.

Dawn Service from 6am at Riverstone War Memorial. There is usually a march from 5.45am from Riverstone RSL, Market Street.

Parramatta RSL dawn service.

Dawn Service at Prince Alfred Square to commence at 4.30am. For more information see here.

Epping Sunday Service – Sunday 21 April – 2pm to 3.30pm.
The ANZAC Sunday Service will commence at Epping Club and will conclude at Boronia Park Cenotaph, Epping.
Epping RSL dawn service, Epping.

The ANZAC Dawn Service will commence at 5.45am at the Cenotaph in Forest Park off Blaxland Road Epping

Kenthurst ANZAC Day Parade and Ceremony.

8am Thursday 25 April. John Benyon Rotary Park, Kenthurst. March along Nelson Road. See more here.

ANZAC Day Annangrove

Anzac Day Service – Check website for local details.

Seven Hills RSL dawn service.

Pay your respects to the fallen at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Cenotaph at Seven Hills. Check Seven Hills RSL club website for details. After that patrons are invited to breakfast.

Wisemans Ferry dawn service 

Usually held at The Wisemans Ferry ANZAC Memorial, Old Northern Road Wisemans Ferry. 6am service followed by a light breakfast at Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club.

There is also usually an 11am march and ceremony which usually starts at Wisemans Ferry Police Station and then ends up at the ANZAC Cenotaph.

Play a game of 2UP

  • Bella Vista Hotel. 2UP from 12pm hosted by Fletch and Hindy.
  • Castle Hill RSL from 12pm
  • Glenorie RSL from 5pm
  • The Epping Club from 12.30pm

If you can’t make any of these services or marches here are some ideas on how you can commemorate Anzac Day at home.

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