Anzac Day on the Central Coast
However you choose to pay respect to the diggers and the legacy they bravely laid, there's a collection of events across the Coast this ANZAC Day, plus the chance to play Two-up.
As we reach the end of April in 2021, it's officially been 106 years since the ANZACs set foot on the shores of Gallipoli, Turkey, with their memory still strong in the hearts of the Central Coast community today.
ANZAC Day is a significant day of remembrance for Australia and New Zealand, stemming from the First World War and recognising conflicts both past and present. Essentially, it's a chance to reflect and pay respect, and hope for a future without such conflicts. This year, RSL NSW and the NSW Government have worked together to allow COVID-safe commemorations to proceed. This means RSL clubs across the Central Coast will be holding some special ANZAC Day events on Sunday 25th April.
Whether you're visiting the Coast or a resident, you're invited to attend and support these local Anzac Day Marches and Services across the region to recognise this important day in Australia's modern history.
Lest we forget.
Dawn Service (or Main Service) locations
- Davistown RSL Club
- Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club
- Empire Bay Cenotaph
- Memorial Park and Cenotaph, Gosford
- Ourimbah RSL Club
- Terrigal Beach and War Memorial
- Memorial Park and Cenotaph, The Entrance
- Club Toukley RSL Club
- Ettalong Diggers, Ettalong
- Club Wyong RSL Club
Marches will take place at the following locations
- Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club, Wentworth Avenue
- Ourimbah RSL Club, Pacific Highway
- The Entrance-Long Jetty RSL Sub-branch, The Entrance Road
- Empire Bay Progress Association, Shelly Beach Road and Kendall Road
- Terrigal Wamberal RSL Sub-branch, Church Street, Campbell Crescent and Terrigal Esplanade
- Gosford RSL Sub-branch, Donnison & Mann Street
Local commemorative events (and where to play Two-up)
The Club will be open for purchase of tea and coffee with a complimentary Anzac biscuits on Anzac Day from 9am-10.30am, and a BBQ will operate from 12 - 4pm.
From 1.30pm on Sunday, for one day only, you get the chance to legally play the true blue classic 'Two-up' and this leaguesy are hosting a public tournament.
Anzac Day spent here will feature games of two-up from 11am, a complimentary sausage sizzle and live bands from 2pm. Make sure to book a table for you and your mates by calling ahead. This venue will also be showing the Dragons versus Roosters Anzac NRL match live and loud.
Time for Two-up in Toukley with the recently refurbished The Beachie venue. Promised to be the Central Coast's biggest new lakeside Two-up arena from 12pm.
This Sunday Terrigal's popular refurbed venue will be open from dawn at 6am as you pay respects to the fallen, followed by a special sunrise breakfast.
Essential event safety and road closures
Current COVID-19 restrictions mean changes to the regular running of events. Please check in with your local RSL to understand the changes to services and marches and follow all COVID-19 requirements put in place by event hosts.
Check out this page for information on road closures, and please plan ahead and follow all detour signage throughout the day.
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