A guide to the Illawarra's Anzac Day services 2014

Anzac Day 2014 in the Illawarra: LIVE BLOG, PHOTOS


Anzac Day services and events

THURSDAY

Vietnam Memorial  Service

6.30pm, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong.

FRIDAY DAWN SERVICES

Wollongong

5.30am. Wollongong Cenotaph, MacCabe Park (forming outside City Diggers).

Corrimal RSL

March starts 5.30am from Corrimal RSL to Anzac Grove Memorial, Railway Street.

Port Kembla RSL

March departs 5.30am. Depart opposite Old Post Office, Wentworth Street, to RSL for service followed by breakfast at club.

Helensburgh RSL

5.45am. Service at Charles Harper Memorial Park, followed by breakfast at Helensburgh Sports and Recreation Centre.

Woonona-Bulli RSL Club

5.45am for service at 6am. March from IGA car park to the cenotaph at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club.

Coledale RSL

5.50am, service at 6am. Meet at Coledale Newsagency at 5.50am for march to Coledale RSL. Service followed by breakfast.

Austinmer-Thirroul RSL Sub-Branch: Austinmer

5.50am, service at 6am. March from car park adjacent to Austinmer Surf Club to Austinmer War Memorial.

Austinmer-Thirroul RSL Sub-Branch: Thirroul

6am. Dawn service at Fred Woodward Park, Thirroul.

Dapto RSL Club

6am. Dawn service at Memorial at Dapto Railway Station.

Shellharbour City Council Anzac Day Service

7.40am. Shellharbour City Memorial, Harrison Park.

Albion Park RSL Sub-Branch

4.30am. Dawn service, Albion Park RSL Club.

Warilla RSL Sub-Branch

6.30am. Anzac service, War Memorial, Caroline Chisolm Park, Shellharbour Village.

Kiama Dawn Service & March

5.45am. Kiama Memorial Arch. A march and service begins at 10.30am from the council chambers  to the Memorial Arch.

WOLLONGONG CITY MARCH

Starts 10am. Begins at south end of Church Street, along to Cenotaph, then along Burelli Street to WIN Stadium. Service at Wollongong Town Hall. 

DAPTO BC SUNSET SERVICE

 5pm-6pm. Dapto Bowling Club.

Two-up

Club Windang from 11am.

Gerringong Bowling Club from 11.30am.

Helensburgh Workers Club from 1pm with live entertainment from 5pm.

Illawarra Leagues Club from midday with entertainment from 11.30am.

Kiama Leagues Club from 1pm with live entertainment from 7.30pm.

Port Kembla Leagues Club from 8.30am to 12.30pm in the main bar area.

The Shellharbour Club from noon to 4pm with all proceeds going to Warilla RSL Sub Branch. Live music from 1.30pm.

Thirroul Bowling Club from 1pm.

Towradgi Beach Hotel from 1pm in the beer garden with the Bondi cigars playing live in the sports bar and a barbecue.

Wests Illawarra from 11am with Jimi performing in the West End bar from 11.30am. All the NRL action on the big screen.

Wiseman Park Bowling Club, Wollongong, from 1.30pm.

Woonona Bulli RSL Club from noon.

Opening hours

Shopping

• Retail stores are closed until 1pm, except for small shops and shops in exempt areas.

Wollongong City Council 

• Council’s Customer Service Centre is closed.  For emergencies relating to council services on Anzac Day please call 42277111. 

• The Botanic Garden is open from 7am-5pm.

• Beaton Park and Lakeside Leisure Centres are closed.

• All public pools are closed.

• Waste collections (waste, recycling and green waste bins) will take place on scheduled days and there’ll be no interruptions to normal services.

• Whytes Gully is open from 8am-4pm.

• Wollongong Art Gallery is closed.

• Wollongong City Libraries are closed.

Shellharbour City Council

• Shellharbour City Council is closed on Anzac Day.

Kiama Municipal Council

• The Administration Centre is closes for the Anzac Day public holiday and reopen at 8.45am Monday.

• Kiama Youth Cottage is closed for Anzac Day and   reopens on Monday.

• Kiama Leisure Centre is closed

• Kiama Library is closed on Anzac Day and will reopen on Saturday (9.30am-2pm).

• Family History Centre is closed on Anzac Day and will reopen on Monday.

Road closures and restricted parking

Wollongong

During both the Dawn Service and City March events, parking on Church Street will be restricted. 

There will be delays or diversions in the city centre during service times shown on this page.

For services outside the CBD, there will be various road closures by NSW Police for marches and parades at the times indicated. 

Shellharbour

Addison Street between Mary Street and Wentworth Street closed between 5am and 7.30am.

Minga Ave, intersection of Cygnet Ave and City Centre car park entrance closed between 6am and 10am (access to car park allowed). 

Memorial Dr, western end at City Centre car park entrance closed between 6am and 10am (access to car park allowed).

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