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Anzac Day commemorations 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Anzac Day is a time to reflect and remember all Australians who have served and given their lives for our country. It’s a day to commemorate the Anzac spirit, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice. Anzac Day honours those who have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions.

On 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. It was the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

The Gallipoli peninsula has a strong connection to Bayside with its very own Brighton Beach, located just to the south of Anzac Cove, named after Bayside’s own. This was the initial intended landing point for the Anzac troops.

Over the seven-month duration at Gallipoli, Brighton Beach served as a secondary store camp and field hospital as well as a popular bathing beach for the troops.

Anzac Day Dawn Services

The Hampton RSL will conduct a dawn service on Anzac Day.

What:                   Anzac Day Dawn Service

Date:                    Sunday 25 April

Time:                    6.00am

Location:              Front Gardens, Hampton RSL- 25 Holyrood Street, Hampton

The Highett RSL will conduct a dawn service on Anzac Day.

What:                    Anzac Day Dawn Service

Date:                     Sunday 25 April

Time:                     5:45 for 6am Service

Location:              Highett RSL – 1 Station Street, Highett

The Melbourne Dawn Service will be broadcast on ABC and livestreamed on RSL Victoria’s Facebook page at 5.40am on ANZAC Day.

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ANZAC Gallipoli Remembrance Memorial Garden

The Hampton RSL recently unveiled the ANZAC Gallipoli Remembrance Memorial Garden. The Memorial Garden was developed jointly with Friends of Gallipoli Inc. to remember the 92 fallen Diggers from Bayside and funded by a grant from the Victorian Veterans Council’s Victoria Remembers Program.

Everyone is encouraged to visit the Gallipoli Memorial Garden to enrich their understanding of the sacrifice of local residents, honoring their memory.

What: ANZAC Gallipoli Remembrance Memorial Garden

Where: Hampton RSL- 25 Holyrood Street, Hampton

ANZAC Gallipoli Remembrance Memorial Garden

Sandy Street Art Project ANZAC Day Remembrance installations

Sandy Street Art Project are presenting ANZAC Day Remembrance installations to commemorate Anzac Day. At the Sandringham Rotunda- Cnr Beach Road and Melrose Street, poppies have been meticulously draped to create a striking visual and at the nearby Sandringham Memorial Gardens, a sea of hand planted poppies spill out in front of the cenotaph. Be sure to visit. 

Sandringham Rotunda decorated with poppies to commemorate Anzac Day