Noosa ANZAC Day Centenary
Noosa Main Beach 4:30am - 2:00pm
Family, General Interest
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa, Queensland, 4567
ANZAC Day is a day we remember all those who served and died in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. This year, to mark the Centenary of the landing of Gallipoli, Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub Branch have organised a once-in-a-lifetime Gallipoli landing tribute on Noosa Main Beach.
ANZAC Day traditionally begins with the Dawn Service, a reminder of the dawn landing on Gallipoli in 1915.This year the Noosa Dawn Service commences at 4.30am on Noosa Main Beach in front of the Noosa Surf Club.A few additions have been included into the Dawn Service this year to mark the significance of the centenary.There will be a slide show on the big screen; a theatrical performance underscoring the spirit of ANZAC; and performances from the Noosa Chorale and Mic Travers and an appearance by the New Zealand Veterans Band.
The Anzac Day Parade is another tradition which stirs the heart and the Tewantin parade will start at 9.00am with a route from Sidoni Street to the Cenotaph in Memorial Avenue.The parade this year will include the New Zealand Veterans Band to underscore the meaning of the NZ in ANZAC.The parade is then followed by a morning service at the Cenotaph with the traditional service and a warbird flyover.
The day wouldn't be complete without a game of Two Up which was played extensively by Australia's soldiers during World War I.Two Up will be held at the Tewantin Noosa RSL from 10am to 2pm.
There are several other aspects of the day being hosted for sub-branch members and their families including a cemetery service at Tewantin Cemetery with courtesy buses leaving Noosa Main Beach at the conclusion of the dawn service; a breakfast in The Bistro at Tewantin Noosa RSL; and a ticketed luncheon at Tewantin Noosa RSL for current and past servicemen and women and their families.
4.00am : Buses depart Tewantin Noosa RSL Club for Noosa Main Beach : Park & Ride for Dawn Service; Courtesy buses will run from Noosa Junction Transit Centre to Hastings Street.
4.30am : Dawn Service at Noosa Main Beach with a special tribute to commemorate the Centenary of the landing of Gallipoli
5.30am : Buses return to Tewantin Noosa RSL Club
6.00am : Gunfire breakfast at Tewantin Noosa RSL
6.30am : Cemetery Service - courtesy buses to and from Club
7.00am : Breakfast in The Bistro at Tewantin Noosa RSL (bookings essential) Sub-branch, serving and ex-serving members Free, partner or guest (one per member) $7.50 per person
9.00am : ANZAC Day Parade – Sidoni St to Cenotaph, Tewantin
9.30am : Main Cenotaph Service of Commemoration
10.00am : Two Up at Tewantin Noosa RSL
10.00am : Tewantin Noosa Lions Club sausage sizzle in Memorial Park, Tewantin
10.00am to 2pm : Ticketed luncheon at Tewantin Noosa RSL for current and ex-serving personnel and their families (bookings essential) : Entertainment by Mick & The Young Once.