ANZAC Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices of those who have served in our defence forces.
Residents wishing to attend ANZAC Day services to pay their respects can do so at a number of commemorative events across the Yarra Ranges.
See below for a full list of ANZAC Day events in the Yarra Ranges:
5.45am Dawn Service at the Lilydale Cenotaph (please assemble at 5.30am). Followed by refreshments at the Lilydale RSL in Anderson St.
6.30am – 11.00am The historic Athenaeum Theatre in Castella Street will be open. You are invited to view the WWI display and the war service records of locals in conjunction with the Lilydale and District Historical Society.
5.45am Dawn Service at Mt Evelyn War Memorial Park, corner Wray Cres and Birmingham Rd, followed by a march to the RSL clubrooms.
5.45am Dawn Service at Monbulk RSL
9.30am Commemorative March, assembling at the top of Main St.
10.00am Service at Monbulk RSL
DANDENONG RANGES RSL
6.30am Dawn Service at the memorial on the corner of Sherbrooke and Mt Dandenong Tourist Roads, Ferny Creek. 10.30am Commemorative March and Service at the Sassafras Village Green, Corner Mountain Hwy & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras.
12pm Commemorative service in Hookey Park on Charles St, conducted by Lilydale RSL.
5.45am Dawn Service at Healesville RSL.
10.00am Commemorative March, assembling at Church St from 9.30am, followed by a service at the Healesville Memorial Hall.
5.45am Dawn Service at the Yarra Junction Cenotaph, followed by breakfast at Upper Yarra RSL.
10.00am Commemorative March, assembling at the Commonwealth Bank building in Main St, Yarra Junction.
8.30am Commemorative Service at the Wandin Cenotaph, corner Hunter and Beenak Roads, Wandin.
9.00am Commemorative Service at the Peace Memorial, Ellis Reserve, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama.
6.00am Dawn Service by the commemorative rock in the park opposite the shops on Warburton Highway (please assemble at 5.45am).
10.00am Commemorative Parade, assembling at Warburton RSL.
10.30am Service at the Cenotaph on Main St.
10.15am Commemorative March, assembling outside the Yarra Glen Police Station at 10.00am
10.30am Commemorative Service at the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall.
10.30am Commemorative Service at Silvan War Memorial, corner White Street and Silvan-Monbulk Road, Silvan.
6.00am Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in the Upwey/Belgrave RSL Gardens
9.45am Commemorative March, assembling outside IGA on Main Street at 9.30am
10.00am Commemorative Service at the Cenotaph in the Upwey/Belgrave RSL Gardens.
11.00am Commemorative Service at the Montrose Memorial, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose
photo courtesy of Yarra Ranges Regional Museum collection