Commemorate ANZAC Day across Dungog Shire

Published on 20 April 2023


Each year the streets of Dungog Shire are lined with people paying tribute to our Anzac heroes, as our local emergency services, schools, community groups and council representatives march in their honour.  

It is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by those who served our country, and a chance to reflect on the values they embodied.  

Let us never forget the courage and selflessness of those who once fought for our freedom and let us continue to honour their legacy by living our lives with gratitude, compassion, and a commitment to peace.  

Thank you to all those who have served and continue to serve our country.  

Please find details below of the commemorative services being held across the shire. 




Dawn Service – 5.30am  

All to muster in the Dungog RSL car park for a short march to the Cenotaph at the corner of Lord and Brown Streets.  

The dawn service will be followed by a Gun Fire Breakfast at the RSL. Following this (approx. 7.30am), all are invited to proceed to the Dungog Cemetary for a war graves service where members of the RSL Subbranch will lay a wreath on the graves of three local ex-servicemen. 

Road closure details: Lord Street from Brown to Mackay Streets closed from 5:00am - 6:00am


Main march - 10.30am

Beginning from Dowling Street the march will continue along Brown Street to the Cenotaph where Dungog’s Commemoration and Wreath Laying Service will begin from around 10.45am. 

Representatives from local schools, RFS, Police, Ambulance, Dungog Rodeo and show committees the CWA, Red Cross and Council will march and lay wreaths to commemorate the fallen. 

Road closure details: From 10:00am - 12 noon, the following streets will be closed: Dowling Street between Mackay and Brown Streets, Brown Street between Dowling and Lord Streets, Lord Street between Brown and Mackay Streets. Detours will be in place along Abelard and Hooke Street.



March - 10.30am

The march commences from Gresford Rural Garage, proceeds down Durham Road forming up at School of Arts on Park Street for a Commemoration Service. 

Road closure details: From 10:30am - 11:00am, the following streets will be closed: Durham Road between Park Street and the Gresford Garage, Park Street from Durham Road to the Cenotaph.



Dawn Service – 5.30am 

Commences from Stockers & Partridge Garage, Sloan St and proceeds to the War Memorial for a commemorative service and wreath laying. 

Road closure details: From 5:30am - 6:00am, the following streets will be closed: Sloane Street between Maitland Road and Main Street, Main Street between Sloane Street and the Railway Station.


Clarence Town

Dawn March - 5.30am Commences from the Clarence Town Bowling, Sport & Rec Club on Prince Street to the Cenotaph at the corner of Grey & Queen Streets. 

A breakfast will follow at the club for a fee. 

Bowls will commence at 10am (weather permitting).  



All council facilities will close for the public holiday (25 April) including Administration building and Waste Management Facility. 

Your bin collections will not be affected. 


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