City to stop to remember Anzacs

Date published: 22 April 2022

Townsville City Council is working with the Townsville and Thuringowa RSL Sub-Branches to host two Anzac Day commemorations on Monday (25 April 2022).

Townsville City will host a Dawn Service from 5:20am at Anzac Memorial Park, followed by a parade along The Strand from Strand Park at 9am. Thuringowa will host a Dawn Service from 5:40am at the Thuringowa Cenotaph, followed by a parade along Ross River Road from Weir School at 9am, as well a mid-morning service at the Thuringowa Cenotaph.

The City Dawn Service and Parade will also be livestreamed for the public to experience from home.

Mayor Jenny Hill said Anzac Day was close to the hearts of Townsville locals because of the deep connection the city has to the military.

“As a proud garrison city, Townsville is home to thousands of current and ex-servicepeople. Anzac Day is a day for us to reflect on the sacrifice that the members of our military have made in the years that have passed and the commitment they have made to our country into the future,” Cr Hill said.

“Council has worked closely with the Townsville RSL Sub-Branch and the Thuringowa RSL Sub-Branch to deliver this year’s Anzac Day commemorations, paying respect to those who have lost their lives in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

“Join us at the Townsville City or Thuringowa commemorations or livestream the service or parade from your own home via the What’s On Townsville website.”

For more information or to watch the livestream, visit What’s On Townsville.

Thuringowa Services

  • 5:40am Dawn Service, Thuringowa Cenotaph, Riverway Precinct
  • 8:30am Parade form-up at Weir School car park
  • 9:00am Parade step-off (Parade proceeds from Weir School along Ross River Road into Riverway Precinct)
  • 9:30am Mid-morning service, Thuringowa Cenotaph, Riverway Precinct

Townsville City Service

  • 5:20am Dawn Service, Anzac Memorial Park, The Strand
  • 8:30am Parade form-up at Strand Park
  • 9:00am Parade step-off (Parade proceeds from Strand Park along The Strand into Anzac Memorial Park)