Anzacs remembered in services across the Southern Downs

ANZAC Day remembrance ceremonies will be held throughout the Southern Downs region on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

Commemorative services have seen increased support in recent years and participating in these special services is of great personal importance to Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie, who served in the Australian Army.

“I’m very proud to see the community take the time to commemorate our diggers at ANZAC Day services across the region.

“ANZAC Day is a significant time to reflect on the 1915 Gallipoli landing and those brave souls who died in the service of their country.

“However, it is equally important to remember the sacrifices made by servicemen and women who have died during their service in the years since,” she said.

Cr Dobie highlighted that numerous services have been organised throughout the region by the Returned Services League, the Veteran Services & Advocacy Services Australia and Southern Downs Regional Council, to enable all community members the flexibility to select a service that best suits their timetable.

“The customary services are being held, including dawn services in Warwick and Stanthorpe, ceremonies at the War Graves Cemetery and Eden Gardens Memorial Park, and a march before the 11am service at the Cenotaph in Leslie Park.

“A similar program of ANZAC Day services has been arranged for the Stanthorpe community, beginning with the dawn service, the parade, and the civil service again being held at the Stanthorpe RSL Club.

“Services will also be held in many of the smaller communities around the Southern Downs region including Allora, Killarney, Tannymorel, Yangan, Emu Vale, Leyburn, Pratten and Wallangarra.

“I am honoured to take part in services dedicated to those who demonstrated qualities of endurance, courage and comradery, and I would encourage residents to support these events.

"These ceremonies are also an important way to include our young people, to ensure that the legend and the spirit of ANZAC continue to resonate for future generations,” said Cr Dobie.

The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and all Councillors will attend and lay wreaths at various services across the region and look forward to standing with the community to remember the fallen.

2016 Anzac Day Warwick March - Diggers 2 by Terry West

Image by Terry West: Diggers March, ANZAC Day 2016 Warwick

2017 ANZAC Day services will be held across the region as follows:


5:20am            Dawn Service, Leslie Park Cenotaph, Warwick

8:45am            Ceremony at War Graves Cemetery, Wentworth Street

9:30am            Ceremony at Eden Gardens Memorial Park, Little Warner St, Warwick

10:45am          March commences from the Warwick RSL

11:00am          Service at Leslie Park Cenotaph, Warwick (followed by luncheon at RSL)


5:30am            Dawn Service, Weeroona Park War Memorial, Marsh St, Stanthorpe 
                           (Followed by a Gunfire Breakfast, Stanthorpe RSL Club)

7:30am            Service at Wall of Remembrance, Stanthorpe RSL Club

10:30am          Parade, corner Maryland &Folkestone Streets to Marsh St, Stanthorpe

10.50am          Civil Service, Stanthorpe RSL Services Club, 46 Marsh St, Stanthorpe

11:30am          Wreath Laying Service, Weeroona Park War Memorial, Marsh St, Stanthorpe


5:30am            Dawn Service, Allora War Memorial Gardens, Warwick St, Allora

6:00am            Gunfire breakfast at the Allora RSL

9:30am            Service at the Allora Cemetery, Allora-Clifton Rd, Allora

10:45am          Parade from Herbert St to the Allora RSL

11:00am          Commemorative Service at the Allora War Memorial Gardens, Warwick St, Allora

Killarney and Tannymorel

*24 April          4.30pm – Cemetery Service

25 April

5:30am            Dawn Service at the Killarney Cenotaph

8:00am            Service at the Tannymorel Cenotaph

9.00am            March from Pat Bush Park, Killarney

9:30am            Service at the Killarney Cenotaph

Yangan and Emu Vale

7:30am            March from King Street, Yangan

8:00am            Service at Yangan School of Arts

9.00am            Service at Emu Vale Memorial Hall

 Leyburn and Pratten

5:30am            Dawn Service at Pratten Heritage Park, Gun fire breakfast to follow at Fire Shed

5:45am            Dawn Service at Leyburn RSL

9:15am            March commences from McIntyre St to Liberator Park, Leyburn

9:30am            Service at Liberator Park, Leyburn (followed by two-up and luncheon at RSL)


5:30am            Dawn Service in front of the Wallangarra RSL Hall, Barawell St, Wallangarra

11:30am          Parade starting from the Wallangarra RSL Hall, Barawell St to the
                          Wallangarra Jennings Progress Association (WJPA) Hall, Merinda St.

12:00pm          Commemorative Service at the WJPA Hall, Merinda St, Wallangarra.

Details of the ANZAC Day services across the region are also be available here.

Related Items

Section Menu