ANZAC Day services and road closures

ANZAC Day will be commemorated across the region on Monday 25 April.

Eight locations throughout the Cairns region will host a Dawn Service, Commemorative March or Gunfire Breakfast. The Esplanade commemorative services will also be live-streamed from Council’s Facebook page and YouTube from 5:25am.

The year 2022 marks the 107th year since the Gallipoli landing, and is also the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, the largest naval battle fought so close to Australia.

The Battle of the Coral Sea took place in an area from the eastern tip of New Guinea, and along the north-eastern coast of Australia from Townsville to Horn Island.

It was fought between 4 and 8 May 1942, and involved Allied (United States and Australian) and Japanese aircraft and warships.

Please note: Weather related updates will be provided through our Facebook page and our website.

ANZAC Day program and road closures


  • 4.20am: Commemorative March to Dawn Service from the RSL Memorial Hall to ANZAC Park
  • 10am: Morning parade and Service from Munro St to ANZAC Park.

Road closures 9:45am – 10:30am

  • School Street, from Church Street to Munro Street
  • Munro Street, from Knowles Street to Mill Street

Cairns City

  • 5.30am: Dawn Service, Esplanade Cenotaph
  • 7.30am: Commemorative March and Service from Fogarty Park to Esplanade Cenotaph

Road closures 3am to noon

  • Cairns Esplanade, from Spence Street to Minnie Street.

Edge Hill

  • 4.10am: Dawn assembly and Service at war graves section of Martyn Street Cemetery (assemble at Anderson Street entrance).

No road closures


  • 5am: Fall in for Dawn Parade at the Cenotaph, Fuller Park
  • 5:30am: Service commences at Fuller Park
  • 7am: Commemorative Parade from Fuller Park, on Wolff Street, east on Cattle St, south on Service Rd to Fuller Sports Club carpark.

Road closures 5am to 8am

  • Wolff Street, from Fuller Park to Cattle Street
  • Cattle Street, from Wolff Street to Bruce Highway Service Road
  • (Partial closure) – Bruce Highway Service Road, from Cattle Street to Fuller Sports Club access


  • 3.30am: Gunfire breakfast at Gordonvale RSL Annex
  • 4am: Dawn Parade from Gordon Street to Norman Park Cenotaph
  • 4:27am Dawn Service and wreath laying
  • 9.30am: Commemorative March from Gordonvale Primary School on George Street to Norman Park Cenotaph, followed by Commemorative Service.

Road closures 9am to 11am

  • Gordon Street, from Mills Street to Norman Street
  • Norman Street, from Gordon Street to Cannon Street
  • Cannon Street, from Norman Street to George Street

    George Street, from Cannon Street to Sheppards Street


  • 10am: Commemorative March followed by Service, from Magazine Street (near Rankine Timbers and Truss) to the Cenotaph near Stratford Bowls Club.

Road closures: 9.30am to 11:30am

  • Magazine Street, from Arnold St to Rinks Close
  • Rinks Close, from Stratford Parade to Magazine St
  • No access to Arnold St from Captain Cook Highway – north and southbound.
  • No access to Stratford Connection Road railway crossing

Trinity Beach

  • 5.30am: Parade followed by Catafalque Party, service and wreath laying at Trinity Beach memorial.

Road closures 5am to 8am

  • Vasey Esplanade, from Trinity Beach Road to Possum Street

Yorkeys Knob

  • 8.30am: Commemorative Service, Boat Club Marina.

No road closures

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