ANZAC Day falls on a Wednesday this year, and we know how much Gold Coasters love commemorating our service men and women.
Once the formalities are done, break out the tins and your best shouting voice, two-up is going down at selected venues and we will certainly be getting involved in that.
Currumbin RSL Dawn Service
The biggest service on the Gold Coast takes place at Elephant Rock in Currumbin. A shuttle service is available from 3:30am from Currumbin RSL and The Pines Shopping Centre and runs until the start of the service. Two-up will take place in the afternoon at Currumbin RSL.
When: Wednesday 25 April, 4.20am
Where: Elephant Rock, Currumbin Beach
Burleigh Heads Dawn Service
A family-friendly ceremony with a traditional service in Connor Street, starting at 4.28am. The march assembles at 4am in front of the newsagent in Connor Street, departing at 4.15am.
When: Wednesday 25 April, 4.15am
Where: War Memorial Park, Burleigh Heads
Coolangatta Dawn Service
The march assembles on the pathway behind Chris Cunningham Park at 5.45am with the march itself at 5.55am. A gunfire breakfast will be available from Twin Towns Services Club after the service. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance from the Tweed Heads & Coolangatta RSL Sub Branch Office.
When: Wednesday 25 April, 5.45am
Where: Chris Cunningham Park, Tweed Heads
Surfers Paradise RSL Dawn Service
Fall in outside the Surfers Paradise RSL on Beach Road at 5.15am to march to The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise Beach (opposite Trickett Street) for the dawn service at 5.30am. Following the service, a gunfire breakfast will be served at the RSL.
When: Wednesday 25 April, 5.15am
Where: Surfers Paradise RSL, Surfers Paradise
Dawn Service will be held at ANZAC Memorial, Runaway Bay RSL Sub Branch Cenotaph, off Lae Drive, Runaway Bay. Arrive at 4.45am for a 5am start. Memorial service only (no march). Followed by a gunfire breakfast held at the Seagulls Rugby League Club.
When: Wednesday 25 April, 5am
Where: Runaway Bay RSL, off Lae Drive, Runaway Bay
The dawn service begins at 5am at Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street followed by a gunfire breakfast.
When: Wednesday 25 April, 5am
Where: Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street, Mudgeeraba
RSL Club Southport
The March begins at 4.40am from the eastern end of Short St down to Anzac Park, Marine Pde. The Dawn Service will start at 5.00am with the Gunfire Breakfast from 5.30am back at the Club.
Gold Coin Donation for non-service personnel. The Citizens March begins at 8.40am from the eastern end of Short St down to Anzac Park, Marine Pde. The Citizens Service will be at 9.00am followed by the Club Reopening at 10.00am. Two-up at 12pm in the Showroom and there’ll be free live entertainment all afternoon.
When: Wednesday 25 April, 4.40am
Where: RSL Club Southport, 36 Scarborough St, Southport
Nerang RSL & Memorial Club
The Dawn Service commences at 4.45am with a traditional gunfire breakfast from 6am. A commemorative service will begin at 9.15am.
When: Wednesday 25 April, 4.45am
Where: Nerang RSL & Memorial Club, 69 Nerang Street, Nerang
ANZAC Day at Miami Tavern
Live music, sport and great Aussie pub food! Get in and check out the AFL on the big screen. Grab their famous $10 parmy and pot or just a nice ice cold pint. Live music in the arvo, bring your dancing shoes.
When: Wednesday 25th April, from 12pm
Where: Miami Tavern, Miami
Words by Kirra Smith