ANZAC DAY 2016: Services & commemorations

It’s the day when we all come together to remember the brave men and women who fought for our great nation’s freedom. Pay your respects to our legendary Anzacs at one of the many services happening around Newcastle this Monday 25th April.


5:00 AM: Camp Shortland, Newcastle Foreshore

Dawn service at Campshortland. In keeping with tradition there will be a controlled blackout of the site prior to the Dawn Service. Attendees are advised to bring a torch, warm clothing and wet weather protection. Large outdoor screens on Camp Shortland and Shortland Lawn will provide coverage of the Dawn Service. Limited disabled parking will be available in Horseshoe Beach car park and Tug Berth Lan until 4am.

NOTE: If you can’t make it into town you can watch the live stream of the event from NBN Television here from 5am

9:00 AM: Hunter Street Mall, Scott Street, Darby Street and King Street

ANZAC Day March along Hunter Street Mall, Scott Street, Darby Street and King Street

Marchers are to form up in the Hunter Street Mall and side streets between Perkins and Newcomen Streets Newcastle. Under Police control the March will step-off at 9:15am and proceed west along Hunter Street, turn left into Darby Street, right into King Street and finish in Civic Park. Road closures will be in place along the route to ensure the safe passage of the parade. Vehicle access to and from properties along the March route will not be permitted during the road closures. Residents or businesses are advised to move their vehicles before the closures take effect.

10:00 AM: Civic Park

The Newcastle ANZAC Day United Commemoration Service will be held at the cenotaph in Civic Park commencing at 10am. The wet weather venue for this service will be in the Concert Hall at City Hall.

Lambton/New Lambton

6.50AM: Corner of Tauranga Street and Hobart Road

Dawn service will be held at the memorial Gates New Lambton located on the corner of Tauranga Street and Hobart Road, New Lambton – No march

9:00 AM: Memorial Gates, Lambton 

A march which will form up in Durham Road, Lambton at 10am and proceed to Lambton Bowling Club, Karoola Road, Lambton. The march may involve some vehicles for disabled veterans.


Held at the imposing Hamilton community war memorial that was publicly funded and unveiled in 1922, only four years after the end of World War One in memory of the 627 soldiers who enlisted from the municipality of Hamilton.

5:00 AM: Corner of Beaumont and Tudor Streets Hamilton

Parade forms up at corner of Beaumont and Tudor Streets Hamilton. At 5.15am, Parade steps off and proceeds along Tudor Street to war memorial in Gregson Park

5.30AM: Hamilton War Memorial

Dawn Service begins at war memorial

6.15AM: Hamilton Public School

Breakfast available at Hamilton Public School across Tudor Street from Gregson Park


8:30AM: Adamstown Post Office

March at 8:30am from Adamstown Post Office (Brunker Road) to the memorial in Brunker Road followed by a service.

For more information visit the Newcastle City Council’s Website.

Written by Newcastle Live

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