ANZAC Day, News

Your guide to northern Illawarra ANZAC services


Sunday 14 April 2019

Corrimal RSL Pre-commemorative March.

From Corrimal RSL to the Memorial at Anzac Grove off Railway Street for service and return to RSL.  Muster at 1.30pm, departs 1.45pm for 2pm service. For more information contact Murray Bolton on 0408 560 554

Wednesday 24 April

Vietnam Memorial Anzac Day Service 

Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong – Vietnam Veterans memorial. 6.30pm. For more information contact Pam Bowmaker 4228 6774

ANZAC Day Thursday 25 April 

Helensburgh RSL 

Dawn Service at Charles Harper Memorial Park, Helensburgh. Start 5.45am. Breakfast to follow at Helensburgh Tradies and/or The Centennial Hotel. 5.45am dawn service. For information contact Michael Ali, Helensburgh RSL 0418 974 074.

Stanwell Tops 

Service at Stanwell Tops Memorial Park followed by refreshments 10am service Lions Club of Helensburgh. For more information contact Christine Keane 0425 200 979

Coledale RSL Dawn Service 

Meet at eastern end of Cater Street, Coledale, at 5.45am for march to Coledale RSL for a 6am Service. Then breakfast at the Club, with a gold coin donation.  For more information contact Coledale RSL 4267 1873


A previous Thirroul ANZAC Day march

Austinmer/Thirroul RSL Sub-Branch 

March from car park adjacent to Austinmer Surf Club to Austinmer War Memorial, muster at 5.45am, with a service at 6am. Followed by a breakfast at Thirroul Bowling Club. For more information contact Hori Howard  0401 996 374

Austinmer/Thirroul RSL Sub-Branch 

Dawn Service at William Woodward Park, Thirroul. Muster at 5.45am, with a service at 6am. Followed by a breakfast at Thirroul Bowling Club. For more information contact Hori Howard 0401 996 374

Woonona Bulli RSL Club 

March from IGA car park at Woonona to the cenotaph at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. 5.45am for service 6am Woonona Bulli RSL Club. For more information contact 4284 1577.

Corrimal RSL Dawn Service

March from Corrimal RSL to the Memorial at Anzac Grove off Railway Street for service and return to RSL. Muster starts 5.30am, March at 5.45am, Service at 6am. For more information contact Murray Bolton on 0408 560 554.

Wollongong City Anzac Day Dawn Service 

Wollongong Cenotaph, McCabe Park (march forming outside City Diggers to Cenotaph). 4.45am for 5am service Wollongong RSL Sub Branch. For more information contact Sub Branch on 4225 9818

Wollongong Anzac Day City March 

March commences lower Crown Street Mall turning right into Kembla Street, right into Burelli Street, left into Church Street, pass the Cenotaph in McCabe Park, and dispersing into MacCabe Park after Pioneer Hall. Service commences at 11am.  For information contact Wollongong RSL Sub Branch 4225 9818



About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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