ANZAC Day Services in Sydney and Surrounds in 2021

Australians will once again be able to pay their respects to the ANZACS in 2021 with multiple services, marches and wreath laying events being held this year. Take a look at our list of services for those in the Sydney area and surrounds.

2021 marks the 106th anniversary of the ANZACS (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.) On this day, Australians and New Zealanders alike pause to remember the sacrifices of the service men and women who fought in Australia and New Zealand’s first major military action — Gallipoli. Our soldiers landed in Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 at dawn and many lives were lost. Those who fought on the shores of that morning are now aptly known as our ANZACS. 

Every year, Australians gather at services around the country to show their respects and gratitude for our service people. We’ve put together a list of ANZAC Day services in Sydney and surrounds in 2021. 

The details outlined in this blog are true at the time of publication. Changes to service times and locations may be made without our knowledge. For the more accurate and up-to-date information visit your local RSL. 

List of ANZAC Day Services in Sydney & Surrounds in 2021

1. Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch Dawn Service.

Time: 5:30am 
Where:  Dunbar Park, Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach NSW, Australia.

The Avalon Beach dawn service will begin at 5:30am in Dunbar Park. Unfortunately, there will be no march this year and those attending will be required to adhere to COVID guidelines  

2. Avalon Beach Sub-Branch Main Service.

Time: 11:00am service.
Where: 
Dunbar Park, Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach NSW, Australia.

Avalon Beach’s main service will begin at 11am and there will be no march. It’s expected the service will run for approximately 60 minutes with all members of the community welcome to attend. 

3.  Albion Park RSL Sub-Branch Dawn Service and March.

Time: 4:30am
Where: Albion Park, Albion NSW.

The Albion Park community are welcome to gather at the memorial located in the car park of the Albion Park RSL. There will be a small march for those in attendance. Seating is limited to 500 due to COVID guidelines.

4. Mt. Victoria RSL Sub-Branch Dawn Service

Time: 5:30am
Where: Blackheath War Memorial, Blackheath, NSW.

The Blackheath sub-branch will be open for the dawn service for hospitality purposes such as water. Following the service, breakfast will be served at the New Ivanhoe Hotel from 7:00am until 9:00am. There will be no march in Mt. Victoria for ANZAC Day 2021.

5. Mt Victoria. RSL Sub-Branch Main Service

Time: 10:45am
Where: Blackheath War Memorial, Blackheath, NSW

The main service will begin at 10:45 am at Blackheath War Memorial followed with a BBQ lunch served at the Blackheath sub-branch and two-up.

6. Bondi Junction/Waverley RSL Sub-Branch

Time: 8:00am
Where:  Waverley Park, Birrell Street, Bondi NSW, Australia

Bondi Junction service will take place at 8:00am on 25 April 2021. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no band or singing this year. The service will run for approximately 30 minutes.

7. Branxton RSL Sub-Branch Dawn Service

Time: 5:00am
Where:  Branxton Memorial, John Rouse Avenue Branxton NSW 2335

Branxton ANZAC dawn service will begin at 5:00am. COVID guidelines will be followed with event organisers predicting around 500 guests for the service.

8. Branxton RSL Sub-Branch March and Main Service

Time: 11:30am march for a 11:45am service. 
Where:  Branxton Memorial, John Rouse Avenue Branxton NSW 2335

The town march will begin at old Branxton Inn travelling 500 meters to the main service at the Branxton Memorial on John Rouse Avenue. 

9. Camden RSL Sub-Branch Dawn Service

Time: 5:15am 
Where:  Camden R.S.L. Club, Cawdor Road, Camden NSW, Australia

In 2021, the Camden RSL Dawn Service will be a ticketed event, limited to 300 guests, but will be live streamed for those at home. For those in attendance, breakfast will be served after the service. For more information on tickets please contact the Camden RSL.  

10. Camden RSL Sub-Branch Main Service

Time: 10:30am 
Where:  Camden R.S.L. Club, Cawdor Road, Camden NSW, Australia

There will be no ANZAC march in Camden this year. The main service will be held at Camden RSL Club on Cawdor Road at 10:30am, with lunch served at a small cost to non-members after the service. It will be a small service held around the bowling green with wreath laying allowed. 

11. Campbelltown RSL Sub-Branch Dawn Service

Time: 5:00am 
Where:  Mawson Park, Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW

This year, those wishing to attend the dawn service in Camden will be required to register online. This can be easily done via the Campbelltown RSL.

12. Campbelltown RSL Sub-Branch March and Main Service

Time: 8:30am march for a 9:00am service.
Where:  Mawson Park, Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW

The Campbelltown ANZAC march will step off from St. Peter’s Church, before travelling down Cordeaux Street, along Queen Street, up Bowne Street then to Howe Street where the march will enter the park for the main service.

13. Wollongong RSL Sub-Branch March and Dawn Service

Time: 6:00 am
Where:  City Diggers Wollongong, Church Street, Wollongong NSW, Australia

To accommodate for the cooler weather, the 2021 Dawn service will be held indoors. Unfortunately, only sub-branch members and invited guests are able to attend due to COVID restrictions. 

14. Coogee Randwick Clovelly RSL Sub-Branch Dawn Service

Time: 5:30 am
Where: Goldstein Reserve, Arden Street, Coogee NSW, Australia

This year, the Coogee dawn service will be a ticketed event with bands, choirs and guest speakers. For those who are unable to attend, the service will be live streamed. Following the service, breakfast will be served at the Coogee Diggers Club.

15. Cronulla RSL Sub-Branch Dawn Service

Time: 5:30 am
Where: Monro Park, Cronulla Street, Cronulla NSW, Australia

The 2021 Cronulla dawn service will be a ticketed event to comply with COVID-safe restrictions. More information about the service will be available closer to the event.

16. Forestville RSL Sub-Branch Dawn Service

Time: 5:25am 
Where:  Forestville RSL Club Cenotaph.

Due to the nature of the current health crisis, the 2021 ANZAC dawn service will be a ticketed event. Details of how to get tickets will be provided on the local RSL website or Facebook page closer to the event.

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