A Guide to Anzac Day Dawn Services in Brisbane

Not sure how to spend this Anzac Day? We’ve compiled an easy-breezy guide to ensure your Anzac Day is a cause for celebration and commemoration.

By Guest Styler | 21st April 2015

ANZAC Day is the national day of remembrance for all troops who have served or are still currently serving our country. Dawn services and marches are held all around Australia for those who wish to pay their respects.

This year marks the centenary year of remembrance for the ANZACS who fought and died for our country and New Zealand in Gallipoli. If you’ve never been one to rise before the sun to attend a dawn service, this is the year to finally do it and pay your respects to our fallen soldiers, and those currently serving our country.

Fellow Brisbanites are invited to join early risers in the City at the Shrine of Remembrance, Anzac Square for the commencement of the 4.28am dawn service. Arrive before 4am to secure a good vantage point. Visitors and residents can also attend the annual parade, which commences at 10am promptly and will take place on the corner of George and Queen Streets. If you’re struggling to find somewhere to recoup afterwards, here’s a list of places open.

Other services taking place in surrounding suburbs include:


Beenleigh & district
Dawn Service 5:30am at Beenleigh Memorial Park Corner James & Crete Sreets, Beenleigh
March commences 10:30am at Coles carpark, Main Street, Beenleigh
Main Service commences 11am at Beenleigh Memorial Park, Corner James & Crete Sreets, Beenleigh.

Coorparoo RSL
March commences 8am at 1/5 Old Cleveland Road & Baraboola Street, Coorparoo
Service commences 8:30am at RSL Club, Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo.

Holland Park/Mt Gravatt sub-branch
March commences 6:50am at Corner Logan Road & Barter Avenue, Holland Park
Service commences 7:20am at Memorial Hall, 58 Arnold Street, Holland Park.

Logan & district
Dawn Service commences 5:30am at Logan City Memorial Gardens, Corner Jacaranda & Wembley Road, Woodridge
March commences 8:30am at K-Mart carpark, Wembley Road, Woodridge
Service commences 9:15am at Logan City Memorial Gardens, Corner Jacaranda & Wembley Road, Woodridge.

Redlands RSL
Dawn Service commences 5:30am at New Memorial, Kinsail Court Park, Shore & Passage Street, Cleveland
March commences 10:30am at Shore Street West (west of the Cleveland Bowls Club), Cleveland
Service commences 11am at New Memorial, Kinsail Court Park, Corner Shore & Passage Street, Cleveland.

Dawn Service commences 5:30am at Bandstand Park, Wynnum
March and service both commence at 5:15am at Wading Pool, Edith Street, Wynnum.


March commences 7:30am at Corner Waterworks Road & Betheden Terrace, Ashgrove
Service commences 7:45am at Stewart Place, Stewart Road, Ashgrove.

Bray Park/ Strathpine
Dawn Service commences 5:20am at Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club, Corner Francis & Sparkes Road, Bray Park

Bribie Island
Dawn Service commences 4:28am at Woorim Memorial, North Street, Woorim
March commences 8:45am at Coprner Foster Street & Toorbul Street, Bongaree
Service commences 9am at Bribe Island RSL & Citizens Club, 99 Toorbul Street, Bongaree.

Dawn Service commences 450am at Fernhill Village Retirement Home, King Street, Caboolture
March commences 9:30am at Fernhill Village Retirement Home, King Street, Caboolture
Service commences 11am at Town Square, King Street, Caboolture.

Clayfield/Toombul sub-branch
Dawn Service commences 5am at Cameron Rocks, Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton
March and service commences 7am at Kalinga Park, Clayfield

Deception Bay
Service commences 6am at Corner Bayview Terrace and Ewart Street, Deception Bay.

March commences 6:15am and service commences 6:45am both at Sir Loder Park, Tel-El-Kebir Street, Mitchelton.

Kedron-Wavell sub-branch
Dawn Service commences 5:30am at War Graves Section, Lutwyche Cemetery, Corner Gympie & Kitchener Road, Kedron
March commences 8am at Bernie Brae Park, Kingsmill Street, Chermside
Service commences 8:30am at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside

Nundah – Northgate
Dawn Service commences 6:30am at Nundah Historical Cemetery
March commences 8:20am at St Joseph’s Primary School carpark, Nundah
Service commences 8:30am at Nundah Memorial Park, Corner Bage & Buckland Road, Nundah

Dawn Service commences 5:30am at ANZAC Place, Redcliffe
March commences 9:30am at Corner ANZAC Avenue & Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
Service commences 10:30am at ANZAC Place, Redcliffe

March commences 7:20am at Samford Avenue of Honour (north end), Samford
Service commences 7:30am at Cenotaph, Samford Avenue of Honour, Samford

For a more comprehensive list of service by suburb, go to the RSL QLD website.