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Anzac Day is nationally recognised as a day to pay respect to and acknowledge those Australian and New Zealand service men and women who have lost their lives in war. Dawn Services and parades will be held across the city, with parades at Thuringowa Central and The Strand in which veterans, local schools, community groups, service organisations and the armed forces participate.

Service times and locations are as follows:

Alligator Creek
5.30AM – Community Gathering, Alligator Creek
Recreation and Bowls Club 
6.00AM – Memorial Service

Black River
5.00AM – Community Gathering - Black River Beach
Residents Association Inc. (Gates open at 4.30am) – service commences at 5.45am followed by Gunfire
Breakfast (gold coin donation) 
Directions from Bruce Highway - turn into Mt Low Parkway, left into Lynwood Avenue all the way to the dirt road and then follow signs

Carlyle Gardens
7.00AM – Service at Cenotaph for residents and their families – to be seated by 6.45am

5.30AM – Brolga Park Cenotaph 
9.30AM – Parade from Police Station to Cenotaph

Magnetic Island
4.00AM – Sealink Ferry service from Townsville to Magnetic Island 
5.10AM – Parade forms up at the Magnetic Island RSL, 31 Hayles Avenue 
5.20AM – Parade steps off. 
5.30AM – Dawn Service at Alma Bay Memorial

Mater Hospital
8.00AM – Service at Hospital War Memorial

Palm Island
9.30AM – Palm Island Parade, Police Station

5.40AM – Dawn Service – The Esplanade, Balgal Beach 
9.30AM – Form up for the Parade – The Esplanade, Balgal Beach 
9.45AM – The Parade steps off

5.40AM – Dawn Service, Thuringowa Cenotaph 
8.30AM – Thuringowa Parade form up, Willows Carpark (behind Shell service station) 
9.00AM – Thuringowa Parade steps off from Willows to Thuringowa Cenotaph. 
9.35AM – Morning Service, Thuringowa Cenotaph NZ

Townsville & Belgian Gardens
5.30AM – Dawn Service (form up 5.20am), ANZAC Park, The Strand 
6.20AM – Gun Fire Breakfast Townsville RSL 
7.30AM – Belgian Gardens War Cemetery (form up 7.20am) 
8.30AM – City Parade form up Strand Park 
9.00AM – City Parade from Strand Park to ANZAC Park

Townsville Hospital
5.50AM – Service at Hospital War Memorial – Paediatric Gardens

10.00AM – Woodstock Memorial Service, Woodstock Church