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The Erina War Memorial
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Whats On logo button ANZAC Day 25th April 2017 Whats On logo button
ANZAC image courtesy RSL
ANZAC means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps


ANZAC Day is one of Australia's most important national holiday days. This day (officially named in 1916) marks the very first major military action involving the AIF and the NZ infantry.
Some amazing feats of courage and honour have and still are carried out by ANZAC's.
The name itself is worn with pride and honoured by a grateful and proud nation.
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ANZAC Day imageWhats On Central Coast Logo Button image ANZAC DAY:
This day means many things to many people.

The right for you to celebrate this day, or condemn this day was given you selflessly, by the honourable lives of many people with loved ones and family; family's filled with everlasting pride, loss, joy and sadness.

The ANZAC legend continues today.

Our Safety and our freedom are still protected by those who choose to honour this country, her legendary generosity, her multi national people and her way of life.


The Ode
from For The Fallen

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

Binyon (1869 - 1943)


I listened with tears to a digger with demons,
while trying to fathom the possible reasons,
for fathers and brothers and uncles and sons,
to lay down their lives with blood, guts and guns.
Just to save some land in a faraway place,
on an earth they now kill from core into space.

Their trials and sacrifice will n' er be in vain.
Let us pray their headstones survive acid rain.
Grandfathers and fathers, lost, buried or burnt;
their legacy to all - a lesson well learnt.

Marched off with belief in those that did lead,
while paving a way for corporations that bleed
this planet of ours and all her resources;
while clogging her air and natural courses.

From corporate assassins who kill earth for dollars,
different the diggers - men filled with honour.
The battles they fought continue today,
though not the same armies and not the same way.

We have no rifles, no gas masks or tanks.
Survival's the will that swells out our ranks
of the loved ones, the missed and the young eager's rejected;
the ones left behind - the ones they protected,
so long ago on those foreign shores
and on battlefields blessed with the horrors of war.

The memory of you and your comrade’s true blue
still burn in the hearts of us chosen few,
whose children are free in each dawn and sunset.
Generations will remember ... LEST WE FORGET!

© 1998

Reversed arms:
The tradition of reversing and resting on arms – that is, leaning on a weapon held upside down – has been a mark of respect or mourning for centuries, said to have originated with the ancient Greeks.

Descriptions of sixteenth-century military funerals provide the earliest documented instances of carrying arms reversed in more recent times.
Although Australian soldiers still rest on arms as a mark of respect for the dead, the short Steyr rifle, the present Australian service rifle, is difficult to carry reversed.

Catafalque Party image courtesy of Army.gov.auThe Catafalque Party:
The catafalque party consists of four members of an armed guard who stand, their heads bowed and their arms (weapon) reversed, facing outward approximately one metre from the coffin or catafalque as a symbolic form of respect for those who have fallen.

A watch or catafalque party was traditionally mounted around the coffin to ensure the safety of the body while it lay in state.

On ANZAC Day the flag is flown at half-mast until noon

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Legacy Australia Logo imageWhats On Central Coast Logo Button image LEGACY AUSTRALIA:
Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.
We currently care for around 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia - See more on the Legacy Website

Alone. 5 kids to raise and lost... Thank God for Legacy.

I am a Legacy kid.
When my dad died Legacy was there for my mum and family. Medical, dental, school and other financial assistance. Legacy groups once a week and camps once a year.

They did so much to help ease the burden. An appointed Legatee, ours were Legatee Andrews and Noble and I am forever indebted to theirs and Legacy's care and support in keeping the promise to never let a mates family go it alone.

Mine is just one story - there are so many Australia wide.

If you see badges out on your shopping day please consider another mum and kids you can be helping.

I will never forget the generosity of strangers who did many years ago

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From the North to the South of the Central Coast our RSL and Memorial Clubs along with other venues pay tribute to our ANZAC Day tradition and open their doors for breakfasts and luncheons after Dawn, Memorial services and marches.

See the Week Day GIG GUIDE for the 25th April when it is online for General entertainment

Below is the list we have compiled so far. It will be updated as more information arrives so we recommend you BOOKMARK this page for future reference.
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Whats On logo button GOSFORD CITY ROAD CLOSURES AND SERVICE Brief information
ANZAC Day services and road closures in Gosford City

On 25th April, RSL branches around Gosford City will be holding a series of marches and services to commemorate ANZAC Day.


As part of this year's ANZAC Day activities, a number of road closures will occur in Gosford City on the 25th April.

Terrigal Esplanade, between Campbell Crescent and Kurrawyba Avenue, will be closed from 5am until the conclusion of the Dawn Service at approximately 7am.
A southbound diversion will be in place on Terrigal Esplanade, diverting traffic entering Terrigal onto Barnhill Road. Access to South Terrigal will be via Grosvenor Road and the Scenic Highway.
It is recommended that boat users heading to Terrigal Haven utilise Charles Kay Drive and the Scenic Highway route to avoid these closures.

In addition, road closures will be in place at Woy Woy, Gosford and Empire Bay.

Woy Woy
There will be minor traffic delays on Railway St and Brickwharf Rd from 5.15am to allow for the Dawn Service to commence from the Railway Interchange.
Blackwall Road at Woy Woy will be closed to all traffic between Victoria Rd and Brisbane Water Drive for the ANZAC Day march commencing at 10am.
Traffic on Brisbane Water Drive will also be stopped at The Boulevarde to allow march participants to cross to the opposite side of the road.

Donnison Street and Mann Street in Gosford will be closed for the main ANZAC march from 10am.

Access to Mann Street from Masons Parade will be closed, with all traffic diverted into Dane Drive until approximately 1pm.
While the service is conducted, all traffic travelling south on Mann St will be diverted into Vaughan Ave until approximately 1pm.

Empire Bay
Kendall Road from Shelly Beach Road to Sorrento Road, Empire Bay will be closed for the duration of the ANZAC service commencing at 11am

Whats On logo button Belmont Sub-Branch 2017
ANZAC Day Service
Time: 10:00am
Location: Cullen Park Belmont

Time: 9:00 am
Location: Cnr George and Pacific Hwy, Belmont
Route: Step off at 9:35 am and march south to Cullen Park

Form up at 9:15am. March starts at 9:30am south along Pacific Highway to Cullen Park for the service at 10:00am.
Then to Belmont Sportsman’s Club, Maude Street, Belmont

Special Information:

Anyone who requires a taxi for the March please contact President on mobile
0401 081 094 or 4945 9033

Whats On logo button Berowra RSL Sub-Branch 2017
ANZAC Day Main Service
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Berowra Memorial, in the grounds of Berowra Community Centre

Time: 7:15 am
Location: Old netball court, western side of Berowra oval
Route: Step off at 7:30 am and march down Berowra Waters Rd to the Memorial.

Whats On logo button Breakers Country Club 2017
Dawn Service at Terrigal Beach
11am Service at Breakers Country Club
1pm-4pm Frohlich Bros play live and free (Australian Bush Band)

See the TERRIGAL SUB BRANCH for more

Whats On logo button Brooklyn RSL Club Sub Branch 2017
ANZAC Day Service
Date: Sunday, 9th April
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Brooklyn Park War Memorial, Brooklyn Rd
The Commemoration Address is to be given by the Hon. Mat Kean MP - Member for Hornsby.
Followed by ANZAC Dinner from 5.30pm for invited VIPs and Guests at Mooney Mooney Club on the Hawkesbury, Kowan Rd, Mooney Mooney.

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ANZAC Dawn Service
Time: 6:00 am
Location: War Memorial, 69 Flowers Dr, Catherine Hill Bay

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Swansea
Route: Refer to Swansea RSL Sub-branch for details

Other Information:
Swansea RSL sub-Branch conduct a March at 11:00am
Refer to Swansea RSL sub-Branch for Details

Whats On logo button Caves Beachside Resort 2017
Join us at Caves Beachside this ANZAC Day as we celebrate our servicemen and women with a range of activities.

We will have TWO-UP from midday, The Last Post at sundown and those sweeping ocean views to accompany a day of good friends, beer, and food.

Whats On logo button Davistown RSL Club 2017
Join us at the Davo for Anzac Day 25th April!
6am held at the Club's Memorial Wall

Entertainment by Jim Gannon Duo in the Davo's backyard from 11:00am-3:30pm

TWO-UP - 1.00pm-4.00pm Held in the Auditorium

No new memberships will be taken.
No paging services will be available.
The club will be serving all beverages in plastic cups for the entire day. Limit of 4 alcoholic drinks per person per transaction.
No jugs of beer will be served.
No doubles or shots will be served.
A "lock out"/ front door closure will be enforced at anytime deemed necessary.
This will be at management discretion.
During the lockout only members will be allowed access on a one-in/one-out basis. Club closing time will be at management discretion.
No Davo points will be awarded or redeemable on the day.

Whats On logo button Doyalson Wyee RSL Club 2017
Anzac Day Service:
Dawn Service: Time: 5:00am
Location: Club Cenotaph

Special Information:
Breakfast after service in Club

Time: 9am
Location: Raw Challenge Course, Pacific Hwy
Route: March south along Pacific Hwy, turn left into Wentworth Av, then left into the RSL grounds and proceed to the sub-Branch Cenotaph

Service at Club starts approximately after march

Whats On logo button Diggers @ The Entrance 2017
5:30am: Dawn Service at Memorial Park, The Entrance
6am: RSL Breakfast - Bites Dining - ticket holders only
11.45am: Commemorative Service at Memorial Park, The Entrance

Courtesy Bus: Please see reception for timings

See also The Entrance

Whats On logo button East Gosford Sub Branch 2017
8am: ANZAC Day Service
The Erina War Memorial (erected on Armistace Day in 1923)
The Salvation Army Gosford Corps
Central Coast Highway (The Entrance Road) ERINA

Whats On logo button Ettalong Bowling Club 2017
25th April
8.00am Club Opens
9.00am - 10:45am Free Breakfast Brunch
1.00pm Service at the Flagpole (all bar services and gaming machines will cease)

1:30pm Entertainment in the Main Lounge by Big Rich
6.00pm Entertainment in the Main Lounge by Ben Woodham

Courtesy Bus Available from 10:30am
Bookings Essential: (02) 4341 0087

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Dawn Service:
March Commences from Woy Woy Railway Station at 5:15am
Service, Woy Woy Memorial Garden at 5:30am

6am in the club for dawn service attendees

Wreath Laying Service:
A short Wreath laying service will be held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the waterfront at 8am

Main Morning Service:
Form up at Deepwater Plaza car park at 9:30am
March commences at 10am to Woy Woy Memorial Garden.
Service commences at 10.30am

2017 event

Anzac Day 2017 Tuesday 25th April
Doors open 11.30am for a lovely 2-course luncheon
Live entertainment with The Swings Sisters and the Good Morning Ettalong Band
Tickets $26.50 for Members and $28.50 Non-Members
Reserved seating so book quickly!

Whats On logo button GOSFORD RSL SUB BRANCH
ANZAC Dawn Service
5:45 am Assemble Near Gosford Police Station
5:46 am March Off to Cenotaph
6:00 am Dawn Service to commence
Location: Gosford Memorial Park, Mann St, Gosford

Courtesy Coaches available - Bookings essential - 4323 2311

Breakfast available to attendees from 6:15 am to 7:30 am

Main March and Service
10:00 am Assemble Donnison Street
10:20 am Fall In
10:30 am March along Mann Street
11:00 am Service at Cenotaph
Location: Gosford Memorial Park, Mann St, Gosford

TWO-UP played in the RSL Club from 1pm


Whats On logo button Hardys Bay Club 2017
Commemorate Anzac Day.
Tuesday 25th April from 11am

Service starts at 11am followed by wreath laying.

Tea and coffee will be available.

Bar and Harry Hardy's opens at 12 noon. Food will be available all day.
Can bar will be open

TWO-UP starts at 1pm - 4pm

Shuttle Bus in operation

Whats On logo button Morisset Country Club RSL 2017
Anzac Day- Dawn Service - 6am

10:30am- Service

2up from 1pm in Auditorium
3pm- Entertainment with Spank N The Monkey


Whats On logo button Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Club 2017
This ANZAC Day Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL Club will be holding their annual ANZAC Day activities.
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Time: 5:30 am
Location: Ourimbah RSL Club Memorial
Breakfast afterwards at RSL Club.

ANZAC Day Main Service
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Ourimbah Primary School
Community invited to club following service.

Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Yates Rd, Ourimbah
Route: March south along Pacific Hwy, passed Club, turn right into Dogtrap Rd and then left into school grounds.

Whats On logo button Pearl Beach Anzac Day 2017
10am - 25th April
Memorial Hall

The community is invited to come together to reflect and remember the sacrifices made by so many.

All welcome … morning tea will be served

We will remember them…

A donation to Legacy would be appreciated

Dawn Service and March:
0600 - Dawn Service
Gunfire Breakfast (by donation)
0930 - Club Closed
Form up for Parade at Morisset Railway Station top carpark
1000 - March to Morisset Country Club
1040 - Main Service
Upon completion of service, sub-Branch members & guests of the sub-Branch make way to Auditorium for reception.

Club will have TWO-UP and entertainment.

Whats On logo button SWANSEA RSL CLUB SUB-BRANCH 2017
ANZAC Day Service
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Rising Sun Memorial, Swansea RSL

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Form up at Swansea McDonalds
Route: North along Pacific Hwy to Swansea RSL

The Dawn Service will commence with a March from Church Street, Terrigal, to the memorial at Terrigal Beach where the Dawn Service will commence at 5:30 am.

ANZAC Day Dawn March

Time: 5:15 am
Location: Church St
Route: March from Church St, along Campbell Cres and the Esplanade to the Cenotaph, Terrigal Beach

ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Time: 5:30 am
Location: Cenotaph, Terrigal Beach

A further service will be held at Breakers Country Club

ANZAC Day Main Service
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Breakers Country Club, 64 Dover Rd, Wamberal

Road closures will be in place in the immediate vicinity of the Terrigal Shopping Centre.

Time: 11:30 am
Location: Denning St, The Entrance (outside the Police station)
Route: March down The Entrance Rd to the Cenotaph.

ANZAC Day Main Service
Time: 11:45 am
Location: Cenotaph, The Entrance

Special Information:
The RSL Club 20-seater bus will be parting Diggers @ The Entrance at 5:10am sharp to transport those intending to attend the service.
Vouchers will be available for breakfast on the day from RSL members at the Cenotaph for those who attend the Dawn Service (limited tickets are available).
Entry to the club is not permitted if you don’t have a ticket.
Breakfast is between 6:00am and 8:00am

11am March-Past down the main street of The Entrance

Memorial Service
11:45: - Memorial Service at The Entrance Cenotaph or after the March-Past

Special information for descendants of veterans – to maintain the integrity of ANZAC Day, it is preferred that only direct descendants of veterans participate in the March wearing their relative’s original/copied service medals on the right-hand side.

Road Closures:
5:00am Marina Parade from Coral Street to Beach Street
11:25am The Entrance Road from Campbell Street to Marina Parade. Marina Parade from Coral Street to Beach Street.

Whats On logo button The Old Pub Woy Woy Hotel
ANZAC Day BBQ Breakfast

25th April at 6am

If you are coming to the dawn service at Woy Woy, we will be serving a BBQ breakfast where all donations raised will go to 'Soldier On' - a charity that assists both returned and serving soldiers
and their families adjust to life and society upon their return.

Doors open at 6am - Gold coin donation for BBQ breakfast - serving until all the food is gone

Whats On logo button Toukley RSL 2017
Anzac Day Dawn Service:
5.10am: Assemble in Athol Street carpark , march to Cenotaph
5.20am: Dawn Service to commence

Upon service conclusion: Club Opens for Sub Branch Members, Club members & invited guests
6.00am: FREE Bacon & Egg Roll Breakfast Service in Club for attendees of the Dawn Service
8.00am: All bars close
8.30am: Bus departs Club to pick up from all areas
8.30am: Club closed until after the March and Service have concluded
9.15am: Buses run from Club to Canton Beach Rd (Assembly Point)

9.15am: Assemble at Canton Beach Rd Marshalling Area
9.45am: March to Club Cenotaph Commences
10.30am: Service at Cenotaph
11.30am:(approx) Cenotaph Service concludes

11.30am: (approx) Club Opens at conclusion of Service
11.30am: Doors to Showroom Open for Sub Branch invitees only
12noon: Entertainment in the Lounge with “SLAM TANGO” duo
1.00pm – 4.00pm: “
TWO-UP” Commences in the upstairs Function Room

The Club reserves the right to close the Club early at their discretion.

Responsible Service of Alcohol and Dress Rules Apply- SHIRTS WITH COLLARS & NO THONGS. NO COLOURS OR PATCHES.

Club Toukley RSL is absolutely committed to the Responsible Service of Alcohol.
The Club will not admit to the premises or serve alcohol to any person who is deemed to be showing signs of intoxication.

The Club will also strictly enforce its dress regulations and will refuse entry to any person or persons who are not suitably or respectfully attired.

The Club reserves the right to close the Club early at their discretion
Breakfast is available to attendees at the Dawn Service only


Whats On logo button Wangi Wangi RSL Club
Anzac Day Service:
Time: 5:30am Location: Wangi Wangi RSL, 275 Watkins Road, Wangi Wangi

Wangi RSL Remembering and Honouring our ANZAC's.
Second Service at approx 10.30am

TWO-UP at 1pm - 4pm.

Live Entertainment with Reg Sinclair at 3.30pm

ANZAC Dawn Service
Time: 5:30 am
Location: Memorial Park, Woy Woy

March leaves Woy Woy Railway Station at 5:15 am to Memorial Park. Service begins at 5:30 am. Breakfast served at Ettalong Diggers from 6:00 am.

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Deepwater Plaza Carpark
Route: Leaving carpark at 10:00 am and proceed to Memorial Park, Brickwharf Rd, Woy Woy. Service begins at 10:30 am.

Lunch available at Diggers Club for ANZAC Day from 11:30 am

Whats On logo button Wyong RSL Club Sub-Branch 2017

ANZAC Dawn Service
Time: 5:45 am
Location: Memorial in Club Wyong RSL forecourt, cnr Anzac Ave and Margaret St, Wyong

ANZAC Main Service
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Cenotaph, Wyong Town Park, Rankens Ct, Wyong

Time: 10:30 am
Location: Wyong Town Park
Route: From the park, down Hely St, left into Anzac Ave, left into Margaret St and left into Club Wyong RSL forecourt.

In the event of inclement weather both services will be held inside Club Wyong RSL
The courtesy Bus will be running all day on Anzac Day

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