Anzac Day services across the region
This Anzac Day, 25 April, the Lockyer Valley will pause to commemorate the men and women who have served and fought for our country, as well as those currently in active service.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan is encouraging community members to attend one of the many services to be held across the region.
“April 25, 2023 marks the 108th anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
“Anzac Day is a poignant and meaningful day for all Australians, and we are encouraging residents to show their respect and attend one of the many marches or services held around the Lockyer Valley.
“Anzac Day has become one of the most important days in this country and it is wonderful to see both marches and services so well attended.
“It is important we come together to pay our respects to those who gave their lives in conflicts around the world, as well as those men and women who are currently in active service.
“The Lockyer Valley should be proud of how we have marked Anzac Day in the past, with both marches and services so well attended across the region and we certainly hope to see that emulated again this year,” Mayor Milligan said.
This year, an Auslan interpreter will be on hand at Gatton’s mid-morning service.
All current and ex-service men and women, as well as people representing ex-service personnel, schools, sporting and community clubs are invited to participate in any of the marches.
The following services will be held across the region on Anzac Day:
Assembly for the Forest Hill Anzac Day March will be 9am on the corner of Church and Victoria Street, leading to Memorial Park for a 9.15am start to the service. It is preferred uniforms are worn. For more information contact Laidley RSL on 0428 198 333.
Dawn service – 4.20am for a 4.25am start at Anzac Memorial Park, Littleton Park.
March and service – The March will form up outside the Council office in North Street, Gatton at 10am for a 10.30am start. The March will lead to the Boer War Memorial then to Littleton Park for the service. For more information contact the Gatton RSL on 0419 653 897.
Grantham/Ma Ma Creek
The service will begin at 7.30pm at the Ma Ma Creek Community Hall, Ma Ma Creek, followed by a light supper. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact 0499 508 528.
The Anzac Day service, wreath laying and ceremony will be held at 7.30am at the Hatton Vale Memorial, corner Australia II Drive and Thallon Road. For more information contact Laidley RSL on 0405 247 270.
Assembly for the Anzac Day March and service is at Helidon Railyard at 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start to the service, wreath laying and ceremony. Following the ceremony, the community is invited to the Helidon RSL and Community Centre for a luncheon and refreshments. For more information contact the Helidon RSL on 0417 718 226.
Dawn service – 4.20am for a 4.25am start at Anzac Memorial Park, Patrick Street, Laidley.
March and Service – March assembly will be outside the Anglican Church, Ambrose Street from 10.20am for a 10.40am start. For more information contact Laidley RSL on 0497 087 383.
The Anzac Day service will be held at the Murphys Creek Grounds at 10am followed by light refreshments. For more information contact Bob Mann on 0418 457 411.
Meet at 7.45am at the Withcott Memorial, Meadows Road, Withcott for an 8am start for the Anzac Day service, wreath laying and ceremony. Following the ceremony, the community is invited to the Withcott Hotel for refreshments. For more information contact John Bennett on 0458 410 711.