Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Federal Member for Wentworth, said Anzac Day was one of the most important dates in our calendar. The Wentworth community will pause to honour the service and sacrifice of all Australian men and women, past and present, who have served in defence of our country.
“More than 50,000 Australians are estimated to have fought in the Gallipoli campaign, where some 8,700 lost their lives and almost 18,000 were wounded,” Mr Turnbull said.
“On Anzac Day, I encourage Australians to take a moment and reflect on the brave men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations.
“This year also marks the centenary of the Battle of Bullecourt in France, the Battle of Messines, the Battle of Polygon Wood and the Battle of Beersheeva, as well as the 75th anniversaries of the Fall of Singapore, the Bombing of Darwin and the Kokoda campaign — they are all important events from our history that this nation will never forget.
Details of local Anzac Day services:
Bronte RSL Sub-Branch
5.10am: Dawn Service
Waverley Cemetery Gates
St Thomas St, Bronte
North Bondi RSL Sub-Branch
6.00am: Dawn Service
Memorial adjacent to club
118-120 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi
Bondi Junction / Waverley / Bronte Sub Branch + Eastern Suburbs Legion Club Service
7.00am: March from Grey Street to Waverley Park
Waverley Park Cenotaph
Waverley Park, Bondi Road
Bronte Surf Life Saving Club
10.00am: March and service
Bronte Park, Bronte
“We are forever grateful to the men and women, past and present, who have served in our Army, Navy and Air Force.
Australians are invited to share how they mark Anzac Day on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnzacCentenary, or on twitter.com/DVAAUS with #AnzacDay.
Any current or former Australian Defence Force personnel who is affected by Anzac Day should contact the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service, which provides free and confidential counselling 24/7 on 1800 011 046.
Support for Veterans
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) — 1800 011 046
VVCS can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for support and free and confidential counselling.
If you would like to connect to VVCS while overseas please call +61 8 8241 4546 (please note that standard international call costs will apply).
Department of Veterans’ Affairs At-Ease mental health web portal — at-ease.dva.gov.au/