Anzac Day: What to know if you plan to attend Geraldton’s Anzac services on Tuesday

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
The 2019 Anzac Day service at Birdwood House.
Camera IconThe 2019 Anzac Day service at Birdwood House. Credit: City of Greater Geraldton

There will be plenty of opportunities to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, but guests are being reminded to be aware of COVID rules and road closures for the occasion.

The City of Greater Geraldton together with the Geraldton RSL sub-branch will hold Anzac Day services at Birdwood House, Forrest Street on Monday, April 25.

Commemorations will start with the traditional dawn service at 6am, followed by the main service at 11am. All attendees will be required to wear masks, practice social distancing where possible and provide proof of COVID vaccination if asked.

Road closures will be in place from 5.15am to 1pm, with the following roads affected;

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  • Chapman Road from Durlacher Street to Snowden Street
  • Foreshore Drive from Cathedral Avenue to Forrest Street
  • Forrest Street from Foreshore Drive to Anzac Terrace
  • Durlacher Street from Foreshore Drive to Marine Terrace
  • Marine Terrace from Durlacher Street to Chapman Road

Lot 601 carpark on Foreshore Drive will also be closed from 9:30am to 12pm. Vehicles parked before 9:30am will not be able to exit the car park until 12pm nor any access to the entry of the car park. This is to facilitate the Anzac parade on Foreshore Drive.

About 6.45am and 12.30pm there will be simulated gunfire as part of the ceremonies.

A gunfire breakfast will follow the dawn service, but because of COVID restrictions on venue numbers this will be a ticketed event available to RSL service members.

Those who wish to attend the breakfast should email Barry Stinson at president@geraldtonrsl.org.au

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