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ANZAC Day on the Mornington Peninsula

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Mornington Memorial Park

Join in the thousands of people showing their respect for all Australians who served and died in all wars at one of the ANZAC Day events across the Mornington Peninsula.

ANZAC Day ceremonies on the Peninsula and most likely Australia wide have been seeing an increased number of people attending, including parents and grandparents of young children trying to instil the ANZAC qualities of the human spirit, courage, mateship, and sacrifice that are all important in today's society.

On the Mornington Peninsula you will find Dawn services at Mornington, Hastings, Sommerville, Dromana and Rye at 6am and Tyabb at 5:30am. Please see the list below for all services and ceremonies.

Mornington: Holds the dawn service at Memorial Park on Barkley st ( off Main St) at 6am with a march and service between 9:50am and 11:15am. Parking is best at the rear of the shops accessed by Queen St. Mornington Dawn service is very popular so I would recommend arriving early to allow for parking and getting in position for the service.

Mount Eliza: has a service at the Mount Eliza Community Center, 90 Canadian Bay Rd between 1pm - 4pm.

Hastings: Dawn parade will be held at the Foreshore Cenotaph, Marine Parade, Hastings at 6am. There is car parking available within the area and several disabled parking spots. The march will take place along High St to Hastings Foreshore Cenotaph from 10:30am.

Tyabb: Dawn service is the earliest of them all, starting at 5:30am at the Cenotaph at Tyabb Central oval on the corner of Frankston - Flinders Rd and Mornington - Tyabb Rd.

Somerville: will hold the Dawn service at the Fruit Growers Reserve, corner of Edward St and Station St at 6am.

Crib Point: March and service will be held between 10:30 -11:45 with the march going along Park Rd and the service will be held at the Cenotaph, Tingira Place.

Flinders: Will hold a service at the Flinders Civic hall, 54 Cook St between 10am - 11am.

Dromana: Dawn service will be held at the Peninsula club RSL in Gibson St Dromana at 6am with the march starting at O'Donohue St and going to the Cenotaph at Dromana Hall from 9:15am - 9:45am.

Rosebud: March will take place at 10:30am along Point Nepean Rd from corner of Ninth Ave. The main service will be held at the Rosebud Cenotaph. ( A courtesy bus is available for members who would like to march but are unable to ( please leave details with the Rosebud RSL).
Breakfast is available at the Poppies bistro (Rosebud RSL) which is open to all with a gold coin donation. ANZAC day lunch will also be available with more details here.

Rye: Dawn service will be held at the Rye RSL Memorial Wall at 5 Nelson St, Rye between 6am -7am. The march will follow later in the day from 12:15pm at the Rye Pier to Rye RSL followed by a service.

Sorrento: March will go along Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento with a service being held at the Cenotaph on Sorrento foreshore between 11:30 - 12 noon.

For more information on all of the above including road closures, times and events please check the Mornington Peninsula Shire website here.

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Why? To pay tribute
When: From 5:30am for Tyabb Dawn Service
Where: Various locations on the Mornington Peninsula
Cost: Free
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