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Please note the following Wollongong CBD Road closures for ANZAC Day 2023:

Several roads in the Wollongong CBD will be closed on Tuesday 25 April at the following times:

  • Between 4.30am and 6am for the 5am Dawn Service
  • Between 9am and 12pm for the 10am March.

ANZAC Day Services and commemorations will take place throughout the Illawarra on Tuesday, 25 April 2023.

Anzac Day at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club
This year for ANZAC Day, WBRSL is hosting a family friendly day for all, as we honour and pay respect to our service men and women. The day’s events will include a dawn service (at 5.30am), breakfast ($10 pp), free jumping castle and face painting and live music. CLICK HERE for more information

ANZAC Day 2023 at City Diggers
His Boy Elroy, in partnership with the Wollongong RSL sub-Branch and City Diggers are proud to host a special day of activities this Anzac Day at City Diggers. Pay your respects at the McCabe Park Dawn Service from 5am or make the most of a prime vantage point for the Wollongong Anzac Day City March at 10am. Once the day’s formalities are done, come and join in the fun with old school two-up in the Owen Room from 12pm.

**ANZAC Day at Towradgi Beach Hotel
Free-entry. Massive 2UP Arena will kick off at 12pm – The biggest game in the Illawarra! Live DJs in the Sports Bar from sundown. **Towradgi Beach Hotel practices the responsible service of alcohol. Please respect what the day stands for. All minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

City of Wollongong March
In 2023, the City of Wollongong RSL sub-Branch is conducting a Dawn Service and the Wollongong City Anzac Day March, as the designated Event Organiser; in partnership with Wollongong City Council. The Dawn Service will commence at 4.50am and the ANZAC March commences at 10am.

Wollongong City Anzac Day Dawn Service – 5am
MacCabe Park Cenotaph, Church Street, Wollongong

Corrimal RSL March – 5.25am
Start from Corrimal RSL Memorial Club towards ANZAC Grove along Princes Highway, Corrimal

Corrimal Dawn Service – 6am
ANZAC Grove, Memorial Park, Railway Street, Corrimal

Coledale RSL Dawn Service – 6am
Coledale RSL Club, 731 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Coledale

Austinmer/Thirroul RSL Dawn Service – 6am
Cenotaph, Austinmer Beach, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Austinmer.

Helensburgh RSL – 5.45am
Charles Harper Park Memorial, Helensburgh

Port Kembla Dawn Service – 6am
Port Kembla Memorial, corner Allan Street and Military Road, Port Kembla

Thirroul Dawn Service – 6am
Cenotaph, William Woodward Memorial Park, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul

Shellharbour City Council – Special Service
Service at Harrison Park from 7.35am to 8.30am (service to be live streamed on Facebook). The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) will honour servicemen and women with a flyover during the service.

Windang Club Memorial Service – 7.45am
Club Windang Cenotaph, 2-6 Judbooley Parade, Windang. The march will commence from the Lake Illawarra Hotel at 7.45am, assembly will be at 7.30am, and proceed to the Club Cenotaph, where the Commemorative Service will be held.

Albion Park RSL 
Dawn Service to start at 4.30am at Albion Park RSL Club’s Memorial Garden, followed by breakfast at 5am. 2UP from 1pm – 5.30pm.

Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club

  • Complimentary breakfast at 8:00am for those attending & participating in the Anzac Day service.
  • 8:00am- Breakfast
  • 8:45am- Assembly (Carpark of Aryes Lane and Kingston Street)
  • 9:00am- March
  • 9:15am- Anzac Service (Held at Oak Flats Bowling Club)

Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club
Updated event details to come through soon.

Additional Anzac Day events:

Dapto Anzac March, Sunday 16 April
Dapto-Port Kembla RSL Sub-Branch is holding a march in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2023. The march will form up at 2pm opposite Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto. It will end at the Community War Memorial next to Dapto Railway Station. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Service, Sunday 23 April
A memorial service for Vietnam Veterans will be held in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2023. The service will take place at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial at Flagstaff Point, on Marine Drive, Wollongong. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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