Your complete guide to ANZAC Day services and events on the lower north shore.
Crowds will return to this Sunday’s Anzac Day ceremonies and marches around the country after public commemorations were cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19.
Here’s what you need to know.
Sydney’s main Dawn Service will be held at the Martin Place Cenotaph at 4.30am, followed by the march at 9am at the intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth St, in the CBD.
There has been a limit imposed on 10,000 participants for the main march, who can register up until the day of April 25 itself. Read more information on the CBD march here.
Spectators are asked to wear masks, sanitise their hands and socially distance during the event.
Closer to home, there are a number of events taking place.
In Mosman, the ANZAC Dawn Service will be held at the Parade Ground, adjacent to the Harbour Federation Trust Headquarters in Best Street Georges Heights commencing at 5:30am.
Parking will be available on the Georges Heights Oval, a short walk from the Parade Ground. The guest speaker will be Professor Dennis Foley ANU.
The service will be conducted in accordance with current COVID guidance. The RSL sub branch asks if you could please advise your attendance and whether you wish to bring and lay a wreath.
Further enquiries can be made by phoning 0428 523 800 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In North Sydney, the ANZAC Dawn Service commences at 5:45am at the top of Ridge St.
The order of service has been made publicly available and will include a special performance “Sappers Lullaby” by Fred Smith and a Haka on behalf of the New Zealand Defence Force.
If you are staying at home, Mosman Collective will again bring the community together via social media, publishing your photos and video as we commemorate the men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. All you need to do is send us your images via DM or use the hashtag #mosmancollective when posting.
The following local pubs and clubs will be hosting ANZAC Day activities:
The Greens North Sydney will hold breakfast from 6:30am and live music from 1pm.
The Mosman Club is hosting the north shore’s biggest two-up comp from 2pm.
The Buena will be pouring beers from 10am and hosting two-up from midday.
Warringah Bowls Club is expecting a big crowd for its annual Anzac ‘Sunday Sesh’, with live music, a free kids jumping castle and cocktail specials happening all afternoon.
Neutral Bay Club has a service at 11am, all day lunch specials and two up on the green from 2pm.
Down at the bay, Mosman Rowers is hosting a special service from 11am with bugler Eddie Bernasconi and two-up from 1pm.
Kirribilli Club opens at 10am, with two up in the Grand Ballroom from 3pm.
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