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    Ella Schultz, Bella St Clair, Nash Clark, Larry Ellis and Halle Arnel, Anzac Day Dawn Service 2024.

Anzac Day 2024 services

Communities across the country will observe Anzac Day events tomorrow, April 25, marking the 1915 Gallipoli landings and commemorating all Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women who have served and died in military operations.

UPDATE: April 25: Check the gallery from today's Horsham Dawn Service:

Horsham Rural City

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Horsham: 6.15am – Dawn service at Sawyer Park followed by breakfast at Horsham RSL. A 10am march will start from McLachlan Street, service at 11am at Sawyer Park.  

Natimuk: 11am – Service and wreath-laying at Natimuk band rotunda.

Ararat Rural City

Ararat: 5.50am – Dawn service at the cenotaph followed by a free breakfast at Ararat RSL. At 10am, a march will leave from Edith Cavell Reserve in Barkly Street to a service at the cenotaph, then to the RSL with a free morning tea, two-up about 11.30am, then a Diggers’ Lunch for invited guests.

Elmhurst: 10am – Service at the memorial hall.

Willaura: 9.30am – Service at the memorial hall.


Dimboola: 6am – Dawn service at Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, free breakfast served by college community. 8.30am march from college gates for 9am service, refreshments to follow at Dimboola RSL. 

Jeparit: 6am – Dawn service at the flagpole and war memorials in Broadway. 11am service at Jeparit memorial hall, featuring Jeparit Primary School students and guest speaker, former teacher and historian Craige Proctor. March to lay wreaths at Broadway memorials will follow, concluded with a barbecue at the RSL clubrooms.

Nhill: 6.15am – Dawn service at Nhill memorial, followed by barbecue breakfast provided by Nhill Rotary Club. 10.15am assemble at Nhill information centre for a 10.30am march to the 11am wreath-laying and service. Guest speaker is Ryan Leffler with a talk on his time in the SAS. Refreshments available for gold coin donation. Funds raised go to PTSD veterans’ research. 

Northern Grampians

Stawell: 6am – Dawn service at town  memorial, Main Street, followed by a ‘Gunfire Breakfast’. 11am service, march from post office to memorial, guest speaker Terry Croton. Light refreshments to follow at the RSL.

St Arnaud: 6am – Dawn service, 10.30am service, both at the St Arnaud town hall. 

Halls Gap: 6am – Online viewing of Melbourne’s war memorial dawn service.


Beulah: 11am – Ceremony at memorial gates of the recreation reserve.

Brim: 8.45am – Assemble at Brim Memorial Hall for a 9am service.

Hopetoun: 6am – Dawn service for flag raising and wreath laying at RSL hall, followed by a service at memorial hall at 10am.

Minyip: 9.30am – March from Minyip memorial gates for wreath-laying and a short service at the town square.

Murtoa: 6.30am – Assemble for a 7am dawn service at the memorial arch.

Patchewollock: 10.45am – Assemble at Patchewollock hotel, march to hall with horse parade including Simpson and his donkey for a ceremony and light lunch including guest speaker.

Rupanyup: 9.45am – March from the museum to the shelter, followed by a service at the Billabong with Horsham Pipe Band.

Sheep Hills: 7am – March from Boolite Road corner followed by wreath laying at the cenotaph and a service in the Sheep Hills hall. Guest speaker.

Warracknabeal: 10.30am – Assemble at the corner of Milbourne and Scott streets for a 10.45am march and wreath-laying ceremony at Anzac Park Gates. Warracknabeal Band will be in attendance.

Woomelang: 9am – Service at Woomelang memorial hall, morning tea to follow at Woomelang historical rooms. 

West Wimmera

Dergholm: 6am – Dawn service at Dergholm and district soldiers’ memorial hall. Gunfire breakfast, donation appreciated. Sergeant, Royal Australian Airforce (ret). Faith Roper to read Ode of Remembrance.

Edenhope: 8am – Moose’s cooked breakfast at Edenhope RSL, $10. 10.30am service at the cenotaph. 

Goroke: 9.30am – Assemble for 10am march from police station to war memorial for wreath and cross-laying ceremony. Guest speaker Gill Colley. Bring a plate for morning tea.

Harrow: 10.30am – Ecumenical service at Harrow RSL Hall. 11am veterans’ march with piper Andrew Teusner. Guest speaker Kerry Grigg. Morning tea refreshments at hall, donations welcome.

Kaniva: 10am – Assemble at RSL cenotaph at Band Park for 11am service. 

Langkoop-Apsley: 10.45am – Assemble at war memorial at Apsley post office, 11am march to Apsley town hall for 11.15am service. Guest speaker, retired Chief Petty Officer, Marine Technician Submarines, Lindsay Hinch. March to the war memorial for laying of the wreaths. Light lunch provided in RSL Hall.

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