Commemorating Anzac Day and Centenary of the Battles on the Western Front

April 24, 2017

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

7.45am:   Service

                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, or on with #AnzacDay.

Further information about Anzac Day and the Anzac Centenary can be found on the Anzac Centenary website at and at

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 —

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