23 September 2019

Anzac Day services in Queanbeyan, Braidwood, Bungendore & surrounds

| Alex Rea
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Kapyong Company RMC at the ANZAC Day march in Braidwood 2013. Photo Alex Rea.

On Anzac Day, communities across Queanbeyan-Palerang will pause to remember those who fought, and continue to fight, on battlefields around the world.

Thousands are expected to turn out tomorrow to pay their respects…

Majors Creek

An Anzac Day commemoration will be held in the grounds of St Stephens Church Majors Creek at 8:00 am.

The service will commence by a march led by an Australian Defence Force Academy contingent. A catafalque party will take up a place around the monument with the service commencing around 8:15 am

Guest speaker will be Major General Peter Phillips AO.MC, a former National President of the RSL and a member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial. He was a Major and Company Commander of the Third Battalion in Vietnam in 1967-68, where he was awarded the Military Cross for Gallantry.

Morning tea will follow.

Major General Peyer Phillips AO.MC. will be the guest speaker at Majors Creek. Photo supplied.


The service begins at 9 am at the Araluen Hotel, followed by morning tea.


The Braidwood RSL Sub-Branch invite you to join them in commemoration service held at the War Memorial in Ryrie Park with Kapyong Company, RMC in attendance.

The dawn service starts at 6:00 am and the main service starts at 11 am in Ryrie Park. Road closures from 5:00 am to 7:00 am for the Dawn Service and 10:00 am to 12:30 pm for the march.

6:00 am – Dawn Service at the memorial flag pole in Ryrie Park.

6:45 am – Gunfire Breakfast at the Services Club.

10:45 am – March commences.

11:00 am – Commemoration at Soldier memorial.

11:15 am – Ceremony at rotunda in Ryrie Park. This year’s ANZAC Day address will be given by LT COL Christine Saunders, about nursing in the military.

1:45 pm – Two up at the Services Club. All proceeds will go to Legacy.

Braidwood Concert

Fred Smith will perform at the Braidwood National Theatre at 4:00 pm, with songs written while working as a tribal and political advisor to Australian Forces in Uruzgan Province. Fred Smith performs his songs from the front line of Australia’s longest war, Afghanistan.

Songs like ‘The Sapper’s Lullaby’ and ‘The Dust Of Uruzgan’ resonate with all who have experienced war close at hand or from afar. Fred intersperses his songs with stories from that time, showing his gentle wit but acute understanding of a confronting period of recent history.

For tickets from I Wanna Ticket.

Fred Smith will perform at the Braidwood National Theatre at 4 pm. Photo: supplied.

Fred Smith will perform at the Braidwood National Theatre at 4 pm. Photo: supplied.


The Bungendore War Memorial Committee hosts the annual Anzac Day ceremonies. The 2019 activities include a Dawn Service and Main Service and March.

The Dawn Service is held at Bungendore War Memorial on Gibraltar Street, with the crowd attending standing in the street in front of the Memorial. Muster at 5:45 am for a 6:00 am start.

For the march, muster from 9:30 for a 10:45 step off at the bottom of Gibraltar Street, opposite the Gunna Doo Bakery and march to the War Memorial.

Main service, muster at 10:45 am for an 11:00 am start at the War Memorial, in Gibraltar Street, opposite the Post Office. This year it’s the Navy’s turn to ‘host’ the ceremony, so you will see a predominance of serving and ex-serving Navy personnel.

Captains Flat

The Captains Flat S355 Committee hosts the ceremony and the service starts at 10:00 am.

Road closures are from 9:30 am and will involve a parade starting at the corner of Foxlow Street and Braidwood Road, proceeding along Foxlow Street to the Cenotaph on the corner of Foxlow Street and Captains Flat Road, followed by a service at the Cenotaph.


First Tinderry Scouts will be running a dawn service at Beltana Park in Googong, followed by a BBQ breakfast. 5:30 am start.


Anzac Day Dawn Service at Jerrabomberra adjacent to the Jerrabomberra Hotel. The service begins at 5:30 am.


The event is jointly run by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, the RSL and Legacy Queanbeyan. The march is from the RSL building on Crawford Street, along Monaro Street to the memorial at the corner of Lowe and Monaro Streets.

The dawn service begins at 5:15 am and the main service begins at 10:25 am.

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