ANZAC Day commemorations happening this Monday

Published on 20 April 2022

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Rockhampton Region residents will come together to commemorate ANZAC Day this Monday, with various events taking place across the region.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said he is pleased to see the return of numerous in-person events to mark the day, including marches, dawn services and day services, as well as the addition of a RAAF flypast over Quay Street.

“ANZAC Day is a day to pay our respects, and it is great to see so many opportunities to do just that,” Mayor Williams said.

“The events are being held right across our Region and ensure all residents will be able to find and attend a local service or march in their area.

“I encourage everyone to stick around after the Rockhampton March to watch the RAAF flypast at 11am as they make their journey north to Townsville.”

Chair of the Rockhampton ANZAC Day Committee Councillor Drew Wickerson said the event organisers have gone above and beyond to ensure the success of the events.

“To allow the commemorations to occur and ensure the safety of participants temporary road closures will be in place on 25 April in Rockhampton from 3.00am to 6.00am for roads adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and from 6.00am to 1.00pm for roads in the CBD,” Cr Wickerson said.

“This year, there will be no service bus for the Rockhampton Dawn Service however limited parking will be available at The Rockhampton Golf Club, Mater Hospital, and the temporary carpark off Agnes Street.

“We encourage attendees to carpool to events, organise travel plans prior to attending and ensure traffic safety by obeying road rules and following traffic controller instructions.

“I am looking forward to attending a local service and march and being able to pay my respects to our armed forces.”

Full list of road closures and event details below.


Rockhampton Service

Dawn Service at 4.27am, Cenotaph, Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. Please bring a torch and jumper with you to the Service

Rockhampton Service Road Closures

From 3.00am to 6.00am Spencer Street will be closed between Agnes and Ann Street. Ann Street will be closed between Penlington and Spencer Streets. 

Rockhampton Service Bus and Parking

There will be no bus pick up for the Dawn Service this year. We encourage attendees to car pool if possible, as limited parking will be available at The Rockhampton Golf Club, Mater Hospital, and the temporary car park off Agnes Street.

Rockhampton Flypast

11am Quay street and Victoria Parade

Rockhampton March

March assembles at 9.00am at the intersection of Archer and Alma Streets. Step-off at 9.57am. March will proceed along Archer Street intersection, turning right onto Victoria Parade and marching under Fitzroy Bridge and along Quay Street. 

Rockhampton March Road Closures

Changed traffic conditions will be in place between 6.00am and 1.00pm Monday, 25 April, to facilitate the ANZAC Day March.

  • Archer Street – between Denison Street and Victoria Parade
  • Alma Street – between Cambridge and Fitzroy Streets
  • Alma Lane – between Cambridge and Archer Streets
  • Bolsover Lane – between Cambridge and Archer Streets
  • Victoria Parade/Quay Street – between Archer and Derby Streets
  • Royal Street – between East Street and Victoria Parade
  • East Lane – between Cambridge and Fitzroy Streets
  • William Street – between East Lane and Quay Street
  • Denham Street – between East Lane and Quay Streets

Please note the school bus set down areas will be on Cambridge Street and vehicle passenger drop off areas will be at the Archer Park Rail Museum. Under no circumstances will buses or vehicles be permitted to stop on Archer Street near the train line. It is NOT SAFE to do so. Drivers must obey all road rules and follow traffic controller instructions.

Gracemere March

March assembles at 4.10am in front of the shops on Lawrie Street. Step-off at 4.30am.

Gracemere Service

Dawn Service at 4.45am, Gracemere Cenotaph, RSL, James Street. Participants are invited to attend a Gunfire breakfast in the RSL Club Rooms after the Service.

Westwood Service

Service at 6.00am, Westwood Hall, Capricorn Highway. Participants are invited to remain after the Service for BBQ breakfast.

Bouldercombe Service

Dawn Service at 4.28am at the Leanne Hinchliffe Memorial Lions Park, Burnett Highway. Participants are invited to attend a gold coin donation breakfast after the Service at the Recreation Complex.

Alton Downs Service

Dawn Service at 4.27am, Alton Downs Hall Cenotaph, corner of Nicholson and Ridgelands Roads. Participants are invited to a sausage sizzle at the Alton Downs Hall after the Service.

Marmor Service

Dawn Service at 4.27am, Marmor Memorial Park, Tynan Street. Participants are invited to attend a breakfast at the Marmor Fire Brigade after the Service.

Mount Morgan Service

Dawn Service at 4.20am at ANZAC Park, Morgan Street (form up at 4.15am). A Gunfire breakfast will be held at 5.00am in the Soldiers Room, 18 Morgan Street. 

Mount Morgan March

March assembles at 10.45am, School of Arts, Morgan Street. Step-off at 11.00am. Service at 11.10am, ANZAC Park, Morgan Street.

Rats of Tobruk Association

Service at 8.00am, Jeffries Park, Corner Alma and Albert Streets. March assembles at the Military Museum, Archer Street at 9.00am. Participants are invited to remain after the Service for a cup of tea. 

C.Q. Military Museum

Breakfast and other activities will be held at the Drill Hall on Archer Street from 5.00am to 5.00pm. There will be a Gunfire breakfast from 5.00am to 10.00am for $10. The bar will operate from 5.00am and there will be a $3 sausage sizzle after the March. The museum opens at 9.00am and is free entry. 

Stenhouse Park Service - Friday 22 April

On Friday 22 April there will be a Service at Stenhouse Park, Lakes Creek Road, Koongal, commencing at 10.30am.