Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch president Bill Belcher and RAAF Group Captain Ross Bender lay a wreath.
Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch president Bill Belcher and RAAF Group Captain Ross Bender lay a wreath. Matthew Newton

Anzac Day: Where and when across the Western Downs

THIS Anzac Day, the Western Downs pays tribute to the generations of Australian and New Zealand men and women who have, and continue to, bravely defend Australia's values and freedoms, at commemorative services and events being held across on Tuesday, April 25.

This year marks the continuation of the Anzac Centenary (2014-2018) commemorating 100 years since our involvement in the First World War, the selfless bravery of our original Anzacs, and the ensuing Century of Service of Australia's armed forces.

Chinchilla RSL Sub-branch president Bill Belcher said Anzac Day was the one day of the year when returned servicemen "got to see all our mates again”.

"We all come out of the woodwork on Anzac Day,” he said.

Mr Belcher said the day of commemoration was significant to those who had served.

Residents and the communtity are invited to lay their own wreath during commemoration services.



Kapyong Service, 11am, April 24, Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch Soldiers Memorial Hall, Heeney Street

Dawn Service, 5.55am Fuller Place, Heeney Street. Gunfire Breakfast to follow at the RSL.

Commemoration March, 10.45am Heeney Street

Commemoration Service, 11am Fuller Place, Heeney Street


Commemoration Service 8.45am Roy Henderson Park, Warrego Highway


Dawn Service, 6am Jandowae Memorial Hall, corner George and Market Streets

Commemoration March, 11.30am Dalby Street, High Street, and George Street

Commemoration Service, 12pm at the Jandowae Memorial Hall, corner George and Market Streets. Community lunch to follow.


Breakfast, 7am-8am, Kogan Memorial Hall Park, Kogan-Condamine Road.

Commemoration March, 8.30am

Commemoration Service, 9am, Community Morning Tea to follow.


Dawn Service, 5.30am

Opening of new exhibition, "The Light Horse” 9.30am at the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street.

Commemoration March, 10am Meandarra State School, Sara Street

Commemoration Service, 10.30am Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street

Community Lunch, 12pm Meandarra School of Arts Hall, Sara Street


Dawn Service, 5.45am Anzac Park, Corbett Drive

Commemoration March, 11am Murilla Street

Commemoration Service, 11.15am Anzac Park, Corbett Drive


Dawn Service, 5.30am

Community Breakfast, 6.20am, Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street

Commemoration March, 10am Day Street, Fry Street

Commemoration Service, 10.40am, Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street, followed by a Community Lunch at 12.15pm


Dawn Service, 5.30am, W. O'Sullivan Memorial Park, Henderson Road

Commemoration March, 9.45am, Royd Street

Commemoration Service, 10am, Wandoan Cultural Centre, Henderson Road

Community Morning Tea, 11am


Commemoration Service 9am, Community Morning Tea to follow at the Warra Memorial Hall, Warrego Highway.