ANZAC Day is fast approaching! Thankfully, it’s shaping up to look vastly different to last year. That said, there are still some services that won’t be going ahead due to COVID concerns and restrictions, so we thought we’d help you out by compiling a list of ways and places that you can commemorate ANZAC Day in the Sutherland Shire for 2021.
Whether you want to watch a service near you, from home, or head out to play 2-up, all the local info you need is right here.
Local ANZAC Day Services
Where can you go to watch an ANZAC Day service in the Sutherland Shire? Well, unfortunately, the services at Caringbah and Miranda have again been cancelled this year, but there are plenty of other local services you can attend to honour our great servicemen and women.
Please be aware that ALL of the following services require you to register if you wish to attend.
Bundeena: 6am, War Memorial in the Bundeena Reserve, Loftus St,
Cronulla: 5.30am, Monro Park (Opposite Cronulla train station)
Engadine: 5.30am, Engadine Community War Memorial, Engadine Town Square
Heathcote: 5am, 24 Oliver St
Menai: 5.15am, Parc Menai
Sutherland: 5.15am, Sutherland War Memorial, Eton Street
Woronora River: 5.45am, RSL & Citizens Club, Prince Edward Park Road
In addition to the above RSL dawn services, the following venues are hosting ANZAC morning services:
Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking, 10:30am.
Other ways to commemorate ANZAC Day
We’re thrilled to see local services recommencing this year, but with some having a very limited capacity, you may choose to honour the ANZACs from your home instead. Here are a few ways you can commemorate the occasion without leaving home, which may be preferable for those of you with babies and young children.
Light up the Dawn
When all ANZAC Day services were cancelled last year, Australians showed up to honour the ANZACs by standing at the bottom of their driveways (or on their unit balconies) holding lit candles to ‘light up the dawn’.
You can do the same again this year on the 25th of April at 6am and may like to consider broadcasting a live radio service or a recording of the Last Post for yourself and your neighbours to listen to as you stand outside your homes too. You can pledge to take part in lighting up the dawn here.
Watch the Official Live Broadcast
From 4:30am, ABC will be live streaming the broadcast of the Sydney Dawn Service, National Commemorative Service and Shrine of Remembrance Service. You can access it via Youtube or the ABC news channel on your TV.
The best places to play 2-up in the Shire
COVID restrictions are still trying to kill our vibes, but a few places in the Sutherland Shire this year are still hosting 2-up for ANZAC Day and we’d hate for you to miss out! Here are the places where you can find a local 2-up ring.
Booking a table at all venues is strongly recommended!
And if you’re looking for fun you can have at home with the kids on ANZAC day, check out these ideas.