This Anzac Day marks one hundred years of Anzac sacrifice and pride, and there are a wide range of services and marches happening throughout Brisbane and surrounding suburbs to commemorate the centenary.

State Anzac Day Dawn Service

Mark and commemorate the centenary of the Anzac landing in Gallipoli. The dawn service will be attended by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Governor of Queensland, Paul de Jersey AC. Channel Nine will be broadcasting the dawn service live across the state, which will also be viewable on big screens in Post Office Square, King George Square and Anzac Square. It is recommended that anyone wishing to attend either the service or any of the big screen locations arrive no later than 4am due to the expected increase in attendance this year. Please note, however, that food and beverage will not be provided before this time, so make sure you come prepared with your own or eat before leaving home.

The ADDSCC (Anzac Day Dawn Service Combined Committee) will also be hosting a Community Breakfast in Queen Street (between Edward and Creek Streets). The breakfast will commence after the Dawn Service and will conclude at 7.30am.

Date: Saturday 25 April 2015
Time: 4.28am
Location: Anzac Square, Adelaide Street, Brisbane

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State Anzac Day Centenary Parade

The Anzac Day Centenary Parade commemorates the Anzac landings and the men and women who have defended Australia’s way of life in all conflicts and military commitments since 1915. The parade will be attended by the Premier and the Governor of Queensland, and will be broadcast live on ABC.

Date: Saturday 25 April 2015
Time: 9.30 am
Location: Best vantage points are along Adelaide Street.

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Nurses Candlelight Memorial Vigil

This annual event commemorates the heroic service and sacrifice of Australian nurses in Australia. Nurses carrying candles will assemble in Anzac Square for this poignant ceremony. Attendees are also invited to lay wreaths in memory of their grandmothers, mothers and other war nurses.

Date: Friday 24 April
Time: 6.00 pm
Location: Anzac Square, Adelaide Street

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ABC live broadcast of Gallipoli Dawn Service

The Gallipoli Dawn Service will be broadcast on large screens located at South Bank Cultural Forecourt, Post office Square and Anzac Square. Commencing just after midday, this is another way pay tribute to the service men and women of our country and extend your day in the city after the Dawn Service.

Date: Saturday 25 April 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: Screens will be located at South Bank Cultural Forecourt, Post Office Square, and Anzac Square, Brisbane.

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Anzac Eve Concert

Marking a centenary since the events that shaped the Anzac Spirit, the Anzac Eve Concert will honour the memory of the brave and the fallen. Join the RSL Queensland and Queensland Symphony Orchestra as they commemorate the landings at Gallipoli. This is a free event with general admission, it is suggested that audience arrive early in order to secure a seat.

Date: Friday 24 April
Time: 6:30 pm – 8.30 pm
Location: The Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

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Anzac Day Celebration Concert

In commemoration of the centenary since the landing at Gallipoli, there will be a Anzac Day Celebration Concert held at the Courier Mail Piazza in South Bank. This free event will feature Aussie music legend Troy Cassar-Daley. Emerging country music talent will support Troy on stage. These artists include Brad Butcher and Kimberley Bowden. The family friendly concert will combine a mixture of Anzac-themed pieces and contemporary songs.
A mini exhibition will accompany the celebration beginning at midday. The exhibition will include:

• Horses from the Queensland Mounted Infantry Historical Troop
• Mates4Mates display
• #ANZACLIVE presented by News Corp Australia
• World War I storyboards, courtesy of Anzac Centenary Coordination Unit
• Opportunity for members of the public to place a poppy in remembrance

Date: Saturday 25 April 2015
Time: Exhibition will start at midday whilst the concert will at 3pm.
Location: Courier Mail Piazza in South Bank
Cost: Free

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Anzac Commemoration Picnic

Bring a rug and relax on the Bandstand Lawn whilst the sounds of Brisbane Symphonic Band play music from the WWI era. There will be a range of activities including make your own poppy to take home, drop-in tours of the National Austrlain Remembers Freedom Wall between 11am and 2pm and a Rotary sausage sizzle.

Date: Sunday April 26
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Cost: Free

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Brisbane Greeter’s Anzac Tours

Volunteer group, Brisbane Greeter’s has developed a special tour commemorating the Gallipoli Centenary. The tour will guide attendees through six different sites of significance in Brisbane. Stops on the tour include the Battle of Brisbane site on the corners of Adelaide and Creek streets. This site marks where Australian and American soldiers were involved in two nights of rioting. Also on the tour are Queens Park War Memorials & Sculptures; King George Square & Brisbane City Hall; ANZAC Square & MacArthur Chambers. It is recommended that you book three days prior to attending due to demand. Tours run twice daily at 10am and 1pm and run for three hours.

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Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War

Connecting you with untold stories of Queenslanders, Distant Lines take you to the through an unique experience of war in our state. 57, 700 Queenslander’s served for our country in the First World War, this exhibition enables you to hear some of their untold stories.

Distant Lines allows you to reflect on how this treacherous time affected Queenslanders and shaped the state we live in today.

Time: 10am-5pm daily
Location: State Library of Queensland
Cost: Free

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Currumbin RSL

Home of the newly launched project, Australia Remembers, Currumbin RSL are hosting a range of events around Anzac Day. The events include a Symbolic Sleep Out on Anzac Day Eve, a Pop-UP Museum and an Outdoor Photographic Exhibition.

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Photographic Tribute to Anzac Day

Toowoomba Photographic Society have been photographing Anzac Day marches in Toowoomba and Brisbane for the past 30 years. The Society will be commemorating the Centenary by exhibiting some of these photos at Toowoomba’s Cobb+Co Museum. Picturing the intimate moments of marches, the participants and their families this is an exhibition that ensures the sacrifices made by the warriors will never be forgotten.

Location: Cobb+Co Museum
Cost: Free

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Anzac Day Service at the War Memorial at The Workshops Rail Museum

Pay your respects, this Anzac Day at the Workshops Rail Museum.

Date: Saturday April 25
Time: 7.15am
Location: War Memorial, Workshops Rail Museum

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Queensland Maritime Museum: They Went By Ship to Foreign Shores Exhibition

For something a little different this Anzac Day, why not visit the Maritime Museum’s WW1 exhibition. The exhibition tells the maritime story of Australia’s participation in the war. It will include archival footage from the Australian War Memorial which depicts the experience at sea. Also included in the exhibition are two albums of images from WW1 that have never been on public display. With all transportation overseas occurring via boat, the arrival and depture of ships held great significance for the community.

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm daily and from 12pm on Anzac Day
Location: Queensland Maritime Museum, South Brisbane
Cost: Adults-$16
Concession-$14
Child- $7
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Anzac Concert

This Brisbane event returns this year at the The Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank Parklands . The concert will honour the fallen and pay tribute to curren and ex- serving men and women. The concert will feature conductor, Tecwyn Evans, sopranos Lisa Gasteen and Dominique Fegan, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Brisbane Police Pipes and Drums, Australian Navy Band Brisbane, Queensland Choir and Brisbane Concert Choir St Andrew’s. If the Piazza is too full, or you’re looking for another location to take in the sounds, there will be a big screen streaming the concert located in the Rainforest Green grassed area in the Parklands adjacent to the Piazza.

Date: Thursday April 24
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank
Cost: Free

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Bands in Parks: Anzac Eve Concert

An entertaing and vibrant conert set at sunset in King George Square. This concert will feature the Brisbane City Big Band playing classic wartime hits.
Date: Friday 24 April
Time: 7-8pm
Location: King George Square
Cost: Free

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Bands in Parks: Lest We Forget

Commemorating Anzac day, the South Brisbane Federal Band will play tunes reminiscent of wartime eras.

Date: Saturday 25 April 2015
Time: 2-3pm
Location: New Farm Park
Cost: Free

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Bands in Parks: War and Peace

Brisbane Symphonic Band will take audiences on a reflective musical journey of the Anzac tradition. This is the perfect way to end the Anzac Day weekend.

Date: Sunday 26 April
Time: 2-3pm
Location: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Cost: Free

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Southport Anzac Eve movie night

To mark the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, Southport is holding an Anzac themed movie night. The documentary film, Gallipoli – The Front Line Experience, will be screened at the Broadwater Parklands Southport on the eve of ANZAC Day.

Date: Friday April 24
Time: 7pm
Location: Cenotaph, Broadwater Parklands
Cost: Free

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Anzac Services and Marches Near You

South Brisbane
Ashgrove

  • March: 7.30am
  • Service: 7.45am

Beenleigh

  • Dawn Service: 5.30am,
  • March: 10.30am,
  • Main Service: 11am

Centenary

  • March: 7.30am
  • Service: 7.30am

Coorparoo RSL

  • March: 8am
  • Service: 8.30am

Forest Lake

  • March: 9am
  • Service: 10am

Holland Park/Mt Gravatt

  • March: 6.50am
  • Service: 7.20am

Jimboomba

  • Dawn Service: 4.25am
  • March: 7am
  • Service: 7.30am

Logan

  • Dawn Service: 5.30am
  • March: 8.30am
  • Service: 9.15am

Logan Village

  • Dawn Service: 4.20am
  • March: 9.30am
  • Service: 10am

Redlands RSL

  • Dawn Service: 5.30am
  • March: 10.30am
  • Service: 11am

Salisbury

  • Dawn Service: 5am
  • March: 7.45am
  • Service: 8am

Tarragindi

  • Dawn Service: 6.45am
  • March: 6.35am
  • Service: 8.45am

Wynnum

  • Dawn Service: 5.30am

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North Brisbane
Banyo

  • Service: 7.15am

Bray Park/ Strathpine

  • Dawn Service: 5.20am

Bribie Island

  • Dawn Service: 4.28am
  • March: 8.45am
  • Service: 9am

Caboolture

  • Dawn Service: 4.50am
  • March: 9.30am
  • Service: 11am

Clayfield/Toombul

  • Dawn Service: 5am
  • March: 7am
  • Service: 7am

Deception Bay

  • Service: 6am

Gaythorne

  • March: 6.15am
  • Service: 6.45am

Kallangur

  • Dawn March: 5.25
  • Dawn Service: 5.30am
  • March: 8.15am
  • Service: 9am

Kedron-Wavell

  • Dawn Service: 5.30am
  • March: 8am
  • Service: 8.30am

Nundah – Northgate

  • Dawn Service: 6.30am
  • March: 8.20am
  • Service: 8.30am

Redcliffe

  • Dawn Service: 5.30am
  • March: 9.30am
  • Service: 10.30am

Samford

  • March: 7.20am
  • Service: 7.30am

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East Brisbane

Coorparoo

  • March: 8am
  • Service: 8.30am

Manly/Lota

  • Dawn Service: 5.30am
  • March: 5.15am

Wynnum

  • Dawn Service: 5.30am
  • March: 5.15am

 

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West Brisbane

Ashgrove

  • March: 7.30am
  • Service: 7.45am

Bardon

  • Service: 10.30am

Darra

  • Service: 9.45am

Kenmore/ Moggill

  • Dawn Service: 5.30
  • March: 8.15
  • Service: 8.30

Sherwood-Indooroopilly

  • Dawn Service: 5.15am

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Ipswich
Amberley

  • Dawn Service: 5.30am

Booval

  • March: 7.35am
  • Service: 8.00am

Brassall

  • Dawn Service: at 4.27am

Bundamba

  • Dawn March: 4.14am
  • Dawn Service: 4.27am
  • March 9.15am
  • Service 9.30am

Ebbw Vale

  • Service: 8.45am

Goodna

  • Dawn Service: 4.27am
  • March: 7.15am
  • Service: 7.30am

Grandchester

  • Service: 6.00am

Ipswich at The Soldiers Memorial Hall

  • Dawn Service: 4.27am

Ipswich at The RSL Memorial Gardens

  • March: 8.40am,
  • Service: 9am

Ipswich Public Commemoration Service

  • March: 10.45am
  • Service: 11.30am

Ipswich at Baines Park

  • Service: 5.30am

Ipswich at Limestone Hill

  • Service: 6.30am

Marburg

  • Service: 7.30am

North Ipswich

  • March: 7.15am
  • Service: 7.30am

One Mile

  • Service: 9.30am

Redbank

  • Dawn Service: 4.27am
  • March: 10.30am
  • Service: 11am

Redbank Plains

  • Dawn Service 4.27am
  • March: 9.20am
  • Service 9.30am

Rosewood

  • Dawn March:4.15am
  • Dawn Service: 4.27am
  • March : 9am
  • Service: 9.30am

Springfield Central

  • Dawn Service: 5.45am

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Gold Coast
Burleigh Heads

  • Dawn Service : 4.28am
  • March: 9.30am
  • Service: 10am

Currumbin

  • Dawn March: 4.35am
  • Dawn Service : 5am
  • March: 10.55am
  • Service: 11.15am

Nerang

  • Dawn Service : 4.45am
  • March: 9.45am
  • Service: 10.20am

Southport

  • Dawn March: 4.30am
  • Dawn Service : 5am
  • March: 8am
  • Service: 9am

Surfers Paradise

  • Dawn March: 5.15am
  • Dawn Service : 5.30am
  • March: 11.30am
  • Service: 12pm

Upper Coomera

  • Dawn Service : 5.30am
  • March: 9am
  • Service: 9.30am

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Sunshine Coast
Beerwah-Peachester

  • Dawn Service : 4.28am
  • March: 9.30am
  • Service: 10am

Kawana Waters

  • Dawn Service : 5.25am
  • March: 10.40am
  • Service: 10.55am

Maleny

  • Dawn Service : 4.28am
  • March: 10.30am
  • Service: 10.45am

Maroochydore

  • Dawn Service : 4.28am
  • March: 8.30am
  • Service: 9am

Nambour

  • Dawn Service : 5.28am
  • March: 8.30am
  • Service: 9am

Tewantin/Noosa

  • Dawn Service : 5.15am
  • March: 9am
  • Service: 9.15am

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How will you commemorate the Anzac centenary?