ANZAC Day Services

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For over a century Australians have served in conflict and peace around the world, protecting values of freedom and democracy.

Our national spirit of remembrance has found a home on Anzac Day which marks that brave and fateful moment in 1915, when 16,000 Australian troops landed at Gallipoli. That spirit was reinforced on the Western Front and the battles of subsequent conflicts such as World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. While national commemorations will be held on 18 August, our involvement in the Vietnam War is a vitally important chapter that helped grow our ANZAC spirit and national identity: from battles such as Long Tan to the humanitarian missions which evacuated Vietnamese orphans (Operation Babylift) after the fall of Saigon.

This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War where, like Vietnam, Australian troops fought to stop the spread of totalitarian aggression throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Their sacrifice is why Australia has the freedoms we all enjoy today; why we have our sovereignty.

Many words are associated with Australians at war and on peacekeeping missions: bravery, camaraderie, mateship, service, loyalty, honour, heroes and heroines. But there is one common word – one goal – that brings them all together: peace.

This Anzac Day we remember and give thanks for the service of all those who have fought for our freedoms; and we give thanks for all those serving our country today.

To learn more about the Anzacs, please visit

Below are the main Anzac Day services in Fairfax on 25 April 2023. For a full list of services across the broader Sunshine Coast, go to

BLI BLI9:00amMain ServiceBli Bli Cenotaph, Avenue of Honour, 125 Parklakes Dr, Bli Bli
BUDERIM5:15amDawn ServiceBuderim Village Park, 5 Church St, Buderim
8:30amAnzac Day MarchWoolworths Carpark, 67 Burnett St, Buderim
9:00amMain ServiceBuderim Mountain State School pine forest, 42 Main St, Buderim
COOLUM5:25amDawn ServiceCenotaph, 1906 David Low Way, Coolum Beach
EUMUNDI7:30amAnzac Day MarchNapier St, outside Eumundi Rural Fire Service
8:00amMain ServiceEumundi Amphitheatre
5:30amDawn ServiceMontville Memorial Gates, Memorial Close, Montville Hall
MAPLETON 8:30amAnzac Day MarchCnr Wilga Ct & Flaxton Dr, Mapleton
8:45amMain ServiceRSL Memorial Park, 8 Flaxton Dr, Mapleton
MAROOCHYDORE4:25amDawn ServiceCenotaph, The Esplanade, Maroochydore
8:30amAnzac Day MarchOutside the RSL, Maroochydore
9:00amMain ServiceCenotaph, The Esplanade, Maroochydore
MUDJIMBA5:20amDawn ServicePower Memorial Park, The Esplanade, Mudjimba
10:30amAnzac Day MarchCnr Coolibah St & Mudjimba Beach Rd, Mudjimba
11:00amMain ServicePower Memorial Park, The Esplanade, Mudjimba
(Dawn Service site 1)
5:15amDawn ServiceWW1 Memorial Walls, Anne St, Nambour
(Dawn Service site 2)
5:30amDawn ServiceWalls of Remembrance, Quota Memorial Park, Nambour
8:55amAnzac Day MarchCnr Ann & Howard Sts, Nambour
9:15amMain ServiceQuota Memorial Park, Matthew St, Nambour
VERRIERDALE5:30amDawn ServiceVerrierdale Hall, 460 Verrierdale Rd, Verrierdale
YANDINA10:45amAnzac Day MarchCnr Farrell & Stevens St, Yandina
11:00amMain ServiceYandina Cenotaph, Stevens St, Yandina
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