Anzac Day: Where and when across the Western Downs

Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch president Bill Belcher and RAAF Group Captain Ross Bender lay a wreath.
Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch president Bill Belcher and RAAF Group Captain Ross Bender lay a wreath. Matthew Newton

THIS Anzac Day, the Western Downs pays tribute to the generations of Australian and New Zealand men and women who have, and continue to, bravely defend Australia's values and freedoms, at commemorative services and events being held across on Tuesday, April 25.

This year marks the continuation of the Anzac Centenary (2014-2018) commemorating 100 years since our involvement in the First World War, the selfless bravery of our original Anzacs, and the ensuing Century of Service of Australia's armed forces.

Chinchilla RSL Sub-branch president Bill Belcher said Anzac Day was the one day of the year when returned servicemen "got to see all our mates again”.

"We all come out of the woodwork on Anzac Day,” he said.

Mr Belcher said the day of commemoration was significant to those who had served.

Residents and the communtity are invited to lay their own wreath during commemoration services.



Kapyong Service, 11am, April 24, Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch Soldiers Memorial Hall, Heeney Street

Dawn Service, 5.55am Fuller Place, Heeney Street. Gunfire Breakfast to follow at the RSL.

Commemoration March, 10.45am Heeney Street

Commemoration Service, 11am Fuller Place, Heeney Street


Commemoration Service 8.45am Roy Henderson Park, Warrego Highway


Dawn Service, 6am Jandowae Memorial Hall, corner George and Market Streets

Commemoration March, 11.30am Dalby Street, High Street, and George Street

Commemoration Service, 12pm at the Jandowae Memorial Hall, corner George and Market Streets. Community lunch to follow.


Breakfast, 7am-8am, Kogan Memorial Hall Park, Kogan-Condamine Road.

Commemoration March, 8.30am

Commemoration Service, 9am, Community Morning Tea to follow.


Dawn Service, 5.30am

Opening of new exhibition, "The Light Horse” 9.30am at the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street.

Commemoration March, 10am Meandarra State School, Sara Street

Commemoration Service, 10.30am Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street

Community Lunch, 12pm Meandarra School of Arts Hall, Sara Street


Dawn Service, 5.45am Anzac Park, Corbett Drive

Commemoration March, 11am Murilla Street

Commemoration Service, 11.15am Anzac Park, Corbett Drive


Dawn Service, 5.30am

Community Breakfast, 6.20am, Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street

Commemoration March, 10am Day Street, Fry Street

Commemoration Service, 10.40am, Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street, followed by a Community Lunch at 12.15pm


Dawn Service, 5.30am, W. O'Sullivan Memorial Park, Henderson Road

Commemoration March, 9.45am, Royd Street

Commemoration Service, 10am, Wandoan Cultural Centre, Henderson Road

Community Morning Tea, 11am


Commemoration Service 9am, Community Morning Tea to follow at the Warra Memorial Hall, Warrego Highway.

Topics:  2017 anzac day

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Sun rises on a new era of umpires

DREAM ROLE: Rishabh Chhandra takes the field in his umpiring role.

Umpires bring integrity to local AFL.

Sergeant Brady bids farewell

BON VOYAGE: Officer in Charge of Chinchilla Police Station Sgt Gerard Brady is taking up the OIC position at Stanthorpe Police Station.

Local cop says Chinchilla 'a great place to live'.

It's a gas! Energy giants forced to put Australia first

QCLNG have started exporting Train 2 gas from Gladstone.   Photo Contributed

It is an action targeted at Australians’ hip pocket.

Local Partners

Anthony LaPaglia steps out with new fiancee

Screen legend Anthony LaPaglia has confirmed his engagement to his much younger girlfriend, Alexandra Henkel

Ronan Keating a dad for fourth time

Ronan Keating and Storm Keating.

Bouncing baby boy for Boyzone star

Lion King remake well under way

Seth Rogen.

More Lion King remake cast members revealed

Splendour auctions VIP passes for flood appeal

Crowd at Splendour in the Grass 2016.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Each pass will have a reserve price of $500

The pic that could cost Khloe Kardashian $200k

Khloe Kardashian has admitted she "loves" watching porn, but doesn't think her family are famous purely because of her sister Kim Kardashian West's sex tape.

Khloe Kardashian has been slapped with a $A200,750 lawsuit

Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies

Director Jonathan Demme, 73, has died of cancer. He is pictured here attending the premiere of "Song One" in New York.

TRIBUTES have poured in for the Oscar-winning director.

Falling rents could spell doom for housing prices

What if I told you housing in Australia was getting cheaper?

Couple gets rich renovating run-down city homes

RENO RADICALS: Baden and Nelson Marino-Hall have turned three Toowoomba homes around for profit, saying the Garden City was a haven for renovators like themselves.

The couple has already turned around three homes

Townhouse pitch raises questions over 'high density'

BIG PLANS: Residents have a chance to offer their opinion on plans to build 42 townhouses at Raceview.

Developer plans 42 townhouses for Ipswich suburb

7 million dollar city homes for sale right now

3 Keira Court, Blue Mountain Heights.

Here are seven of Toowoomba's best, and most expensive, houses

'Raping and pillaging': Landlord's anger with nightmare cost

Chris Duane, who is chairman of the body corporate for Terralina Court, says insurance companies are charging too much for premiums.

BODY corporate boss unleashes on huge costs dumped on home owners.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!