Anzac Day 2019 - Services and Road Closures

About Anzac Day 

"Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service past and present. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity." - Australian War Memorial

There are a number of local Anzac Day commemorations held across Baw Baw Shire.

For a town by town guide to service times and locations, as well a summary of associated temporary road closures to accommodate the services, please click use the table of contents at the top of this page or the buttons at the foot of the page to navigate through.

Services 

The following towns in Baw Baw Shire will be holding commemorations on Anzac Day, Thursday 25 April 2019.*

Scroll down for full details of times and locations listed in alphabetical order by township.

*Please Note: The Longwarry commemoration will take place on Sunday 21 April.


Aberfeldy

  • Location:  Aberfeldy Cemetery. Cemetery Road, Aberfeldy.
  •  Time: 9.30am

Darnum

  • Location: War Memorial, Darnum Public Hall, Cropley Street Darnum.
  • Time: 11.00am
  • Guest speaker: Mr. Jeff Earl

Drouin

  • LocationWar Memorial, Memorial Park, Princes Way, Drouin.
  • Time: 6.00am

March commences at 10.10am from Bendigo Bank car park proceeding to War Memorial, Memorial Park, Princes Way, Drouin.


Erica

  • LocationWar Memorial, Erica Public Memorial Hall, 14 School Road, Erica.
  • Time: 11am

Hill End

  • Location: War Memorial, Hill End Mechanics Institute Hall
    2492 Willow Grove Road, Hill End (Please Bring a plate to Share)
  • Time: 10.30am

Jindivick

  • Location: War Memorial Jacksons Track, Jindivick.
  • Time: 11.00am 

Longwarry

  • LocationWar Memorial, Corner Bennett and Kennedy Streets, Longwarry.
  • Time: 2pm 
  • Date: Sunday 21 April 2019 

Narracan East

  • Location: War Memorial, McDonalds Track, Narracan East.
  •  Time: 9.30am 

Neerim South

  • Location29-39 Main Road, Neerim South.
  • Time: 2pm

Noojee

  • Location1 Bennett Street, Noojee (Post Office).
  • Time: 6am

Thorpdale

  • Location: War Memorial, Pioneer Park, Station Street, Thorpdale.
  • Time: 9.30am 

Trafalgar

 Service 1 

  • Location: Cenotaph, RSL Hall, 55 Kitchener Street, Trafalgar (and Gun Fire Breakfast).
  • Time: 6am

Service 2

  • LocationCenotaph, RSL Hall, 55 Kitchener Street, Trafalgar.
  • Time: 11am (10:45am line up at Trafalgar for the March to Trafalgar RSL).

Walhalla

  • LocationWar Memorial, Central Gardens, Walhalla Road, Walhalla.
  • Time: 6am

Warragul

Service 1

  • Location:Cenotaph, Smith Street, Warragul. Immediately after the service tea, coffee and refreshments will be served at the RSL Rooms, 94 Albert Street, Warragul.
  • Time: 6:00am

Service 2

  • Location: Diggers Breakfast at Warragul Sporting and Social Club  located at 55-57 Victoria Street, Warragul. 
    ONLY for Service and Ex-Service Members and their Carers, as well as Emergency Service Personnel. 
  • Time: 7:30am 

Service 3 

  • Location: Cenotaph, Smith Street, Warragul. 
    The March: Assemble 9:40am in Palmerston Street Opposite Frankie's Café then proceed the March to the Cenotaph. Following the 10:00am Service, refreshments will be served for Service/Ex-service and the public at the RSL rooms. 
  • Time: 10am

Willow Grove

  • LocationWar Memorial, Community Centre, Moe-Willow Grove Road, Willow Grove.
  • Time: 9.30am 

Yarragon

  • Location: Cenotaph, Princes Highway, Yarragon.
  • Time: 10.30am
  • Guest speaker:  Jenny Heggart

Road Closures

To accomodate ANZAC Day services, there will be temporary road closures in Drouin, Warragul and Trafalgar.

Warragul:

  • Closure of Smith Street and Victoria Street between Palmerston Street and Queen Street 5.30am – 7.30am.
  • Temporary traffic hold (approx. 5-10 minutes) at Victoria/Palmerston Streets roundabout to allow march to go through 9.55am – 10am.
  • Closure of Smith Street and Victoria Street between Palmerston Street and Queen Street 9.15am – 11.30am.

Drouin:

  • Closure of Princes Way between Main South Road and Francis Avenue 5.30am to 7am.
  • Closure of Princes Way between Main South Road and Francis Avenue 9.30am to 11.30am.

Trafalgar

  • Closure of Contingent Street between the Princes Highway and Kitchener Street 10.30am to 11.30am.
  • Closure of Kitchener Street between Contingent Street and Wellington Street 10.30am – 2pm.