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The border marker in Boundary Street at Tweed Heads will be illuminated with Anzac Day images from Friday 22 April to Monday 25 April.

The ANZACs will be remembered on Monday with services starting from 4.30am.

Tweed Shire

After several years of disruptions to Anzac Day services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tweed is preparing to commemorate the day with services across the Shire on Monday 25 April.

On Monday, Anzac Day services will be held at the following locations:

Burringbar – Assemble adjacent to the Memorial Reserve Masterson Park at 8:45 am for the march to the memorial. Service to commence at 9 am.

Cudgen – Dawn service will be held at the Cudgen War Memorial. Assemble at Crescent Street at 4:10 am ahead of the march to the service at Collier Street Cenotaph at 4:28 am.

Kingscliff – Dawn service at 5:59 am at Kingscliff War Memorial. Main service – assemble at 10:30 am outside Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club for the march to service and wreath laying at the Cenotaph.

Murwillumbah – Dawn service at 5:20 am at war memorial. Main service – assemble Brisbane Street 10:30 am for the march to the cenotaph service. First responders are invited to attend this service.

Pottsville – Service at 8 am at the cenotaph, Anzac Park.

Tumbulgum – Dawn service at 4:28 am at Memorial Gates in Bawden Street.

Tweed Heads – Dawn service – assemble at 5:45 am on the road in Wharf Street near children’s statues for service commencing at 5:55 am. Main service – assemble in Boundary Street, Tweed Heads at 10 am, march off down Boundary Street, left into Wharf Street and left to the memorial in Chris Cunningham Park.

Tyalgum – Dawn service at 5:15 am in Memorial Park, Coolman Street.

Uki – Dawn service at 4:20 am at war memorial.

Ahead of Anzac Day, the Rotary Club of Murwillumbah AM has lined both sides of the main bridge into the town with hand-made crochet and knitted poppies to remember those who served in our armed forces, both human (red-coloured poppies) and animal (purple-coloured poppies).

In Tweed Heads, the border marker at Boundary Street will be illuminated with Anzac Day images from Friday 22 April to Monday 25 April.

Richmond Valley

Casino – Dawn Service Assemble at 5.15am on Canterbury Street at the Casino RSM Club. March to Mafeking Lamp for service at 5.30am.

Day Service – Assemble at 10am in Graham Place for march at 10.15am. March will proceed to Casino RSM Club

Retreat – Short service at 4.55pm at the Mafeking Lamp

Evans Head – Dawn Service Assemble at 5.20am on Woodburn Street near bus stop. March to Memorial Park for the service to begin at 5.45am

Day Service – Assemble at 9.45am on Park Street. March commences at 10am and proceeds to Woodburn – Evans Head RSL Club

Coraki – Day Service Assemble at 9.45am at Coraki Hotel for march to cenotaph in Memorial Park at 10am.

Rappville – Dawn Service Service begins at 5.30am at the Anzac memorial on Nandabah Street.

Day Service – Assemble at the Rappville Post Office at 10.30am. March to the Anzac memorial on Nandabah Street

Woodburn – Day Service Assemble at 9.45am at the Woodburn Post Office and march at 10am to the memorial in Riverside Park.


Ballina ANZAC march. Photo Jodie Shelley.

0500 Reveille (Fire siren sounds)
0525 Fall In RSL Memorial, 1 Grant Street Ballina
0530 Dawn Service RSL Memorial, 1 Grant Street Ballina

0700 Breakfast at the RSL for Ballina RSL sub-Branch members and guest, ex-service and serving personnel including their spouse or partner – Boardwalk Restaurant, Ground Floor

0900 Bus departs RSL Club for Ballina Cemetery

0915 Commemoration service at the cemetery Grandview Street, East Ballina

1015 March Assembly River Street, from Woolworths to Court House

1030 ANZAC Day March step-off

1055 ANZAC Day service of Commemoration RSL Memorial, 1 Grant Street Ballina

1230 Lunch at Ballina RSL for Ballina RSL sub-Branch members and guest, Ex-Service and Serving personnel including their spouse or partner – Boardwalk Restaurant, Ground Floor.


Anzac Day 2019 will be commemorated at the following locations across the Kyogle Local Government Area on Thursday 25 April.

Bonalbo/Old Bonalbo

5.25am – Assemble at the corner of Sandilands and Koreelah Streets to march to Patrick McNamee Anzac Memorial Park for 5.30am Dawn Service. Breakfast at Bonalbo Bowling and Recreation Club.

9.30am – Anzac Service at Old Bonalbo Soldiers’ Memorial Hall conducted by Rev Peter Boughey on behalf of Old Bonalbo CWA.

10.55am – Assemble at corner of Sandilands and Peacock Streets to march to Bonalbo Community Hall for 11am service. Wreath laying ceremony at Patrick McNamee Anzac Memorial Park to follow.

12pm – Refreshments and two-up at Dog and Bull Hotel and Bonalbo Bowling and Recreation Club.


5.30am – Dawn Service at the Kyogle Cenotaph.

10-10.15am – Group and individual wreath laying at Kyogle Cenotaph

10.15am – Assemble for Anzac Day March adjacent to the Kyogle Pool.

10.30am – March through centre of town.

11am – Anzac Day Memorial Service at Kyogle Memorial Institute


5:30am – Dawn Service at the Mummulgum Public School – Flagpole

An invitation is extended to all community members in the surrounding areas of Mummulgum and Mallanganee to join the Dawn Service at the school.

Wreath laying invitation to all attending


10.30am – Assemble for Anzac Day March at National Australia Bank. A flyover has been requested

11am – Anzac Day Memorial Service at Woodenbong Public Hall, guest speakers will be Rod Watson and family.

11.45am – March to the Lest We Forget Sign; wreath-laying ceremony.

12.30pm – Luncheon at RSL Hall, numbers limited.

4-8pm – Two-up Woodenbong Hotel run by Woodenbong RSL and Woodenbong War Memorial Trust; Minute silence at 6pm.

Byron Shire

ANZAC Day, Mullumbimby.


March starts at 10.40am from Bangalow Hotel, Byron Street to Station Street, Bangalow, for a short outdoor service at the RSL memorial.

Brunswick Heads

There will be an Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Memorial Park, Fawcett Street, Brunswick Heads commencing at 5am

Participants should gather at 4.45am.

Byron Bay

Byron Bay RSL Sub-Branch will be holding their ANZAC Day Service this year starting with the Dawn Service at the Memorial Gates at 5.30am to 6am.

After the Dawn Service there will be breakfast at the Byron Bay Services Club at a nominal cost.

The March will start at 10.30 am at Apex Park and March to the Memorial Gates where the service will commence at 10.50 am to 11.40 am.


The Dawn Service is held at 4.30am at the Cenotaph opposite the Ex-Services Club.

This will be followed by breakfast at the Club. Free to veterans and $10 for non veterans.

The mid-morning march will leave at 10.50am from Apex Park.

A civic service follows directly after the march.


ANZAC Day Lismore. Photo Tree Faerie.

Returned and Services League of Australia – City of Lismore Sub Branch ANZAC Day Committee wishes to invite the community to Lismore’s ANZAC Day March and Services, commemorating the fallen from Gallipoli and all other subsequent wars and deployments in which Australian Defence personnel have been involved.

At 5am the traditional Dawn Service will be held at the Lismore Cenotaph, following the March from the ‘Old Post Office Corner’ on the corner of Magellan and Molesworth Streets.

The main March will commence at 9am and will depart Browns Creek Carpark, proceeding along Molesworth Street to the Lismore Memorial Baths. Followed by the ANZAC Day commemorative service at the Lismore Cenotaph.

The Lismore City Bowling Club will host a breakfast for veterans, families and community members.

City of Lismore RSL sub-Branch will have ANZAC badges for sale from Wednesday 20th April to Saturday 23rd at Woolworths Goonellabah, Spar Goonellabah and Workers Sports Club Goonellabah.

Remembering and Healing

A public gathering ‘Uniting in our Differences for Peace’ will be held coming Sunday, April 24, 5pm at the Lismore Anglican church (Zadoc St). All members of the diverse North Coast community are invited to come together for this Eve of ANZAC Day event.

Community leaders and locals of different ethnic backgrounds and from different religious and non-religious groups are joining to reflect on war, violence and peace. They are united in the commitment to a violence free future locally and globally. Former Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell will MC the gathering.

The event is open to all members of the wider community. There is no cost, but donations for flood relief will be appreciated. The gathering will be followed by refreshments.

Organiser of the event is ‘Remembering and Healing’, the North Coast peace group (RaH). RaH has been organising these multicultural and multi-faith peace gatherings for ANZAC Day for the last 13 years.

NSW Police

Drivers taking advantage of a second straight long weekend are being reminded that double demerits will again be applied across the ANZAC Day break.

NSW Police will be out in force on roads across the state to ensure the ANZAC Day weekend is commemorated safely.

A high-visibility policing operation will be in place involving general duties officers, assisted by specialist police, including the Public Order and Riot Squad, Operations Support Group, Mounted Unit, PolAir, Licensing Police, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command and Police Transport Command, to ensure the safety of the community.

During double demerit periods, points apply for offences such as speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seat belt and riding without a motorcycle helmet.

For this year’s ANZAC Day Traffic Operation, double demerits will apply from 12.01am tomorrow (Friday 22 April 2022) until 11:59pm on Monday 25 April 2022.

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  1. Anzac Day. A really tough time for me year in & year out I face alone. Joyce Mills of Station St. Burringbar (Mother) & George Walker (Father) of John St Lismore met in MEL during WW2. She a cook, he a motor mechanic who became a Flight Engineer in Catalinas. Dad totally unravelled and Mum collapsed like a house of cards as a result of the war. Yes, Mothers & children pay the highest price for a lifetime. Now in Ukraine my childhood comes back like it was yesterday. I can only take very small portions of that news bulletin. To go further on that issue, I have NO DOUBT there will be a significant confrontation between China/ Russia & the west. History repeats itself in the same manner as Germany/Japan & the battle of the Sth Pacific. Currently, forget the game plan & rule book for the other side, it does not exist in our form. Should you believe otherwise, then I can only suggest you source other reading/reference material than Donald Duck comics. I have found horses are good therapy. Good health & enjoy your day.

  2. Thanks Echo. Anzac a day for remembering and embracing the fallen youth ✨ of Australia. In wars and conflicts in life ,and not.
    Remembering the men and women who if not fighting were
    Attending to the fallen soldiers of,the airforce,army and navy, just to mention.
    The nurse’s many of who died directly from military 🪖 crossfire and enemy’s rifles.
    Or died from a direct consequence of infection ,exhaustion and some, from fatigue and war trauma.
    War is no way a means for embracing either hatred fears or superiority.
    War means loss of sister’s brothers fathers……
    To the wo.en and men some no longer here who struggled post War.
    I do remember.


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