2016 ANZAC Day Services - Monday 25 April

Dawn Service

The ANZAC Dawn Service will be held at the Ballarat Cenotaph, corner of Sturt and Lyons Streets, commencing at 5.45am.

Dawn Service will be followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Ballarat RSL, The George Hotel, Lydiard Street North.

The ANZAC Commemorative Service

The ANZAC Commemorative Service will be held at the Ballarat Cenotaph, corner of Sturt and Lyons Streets. Those who wish to march are asked to form up in front of the Ballarat RSL, Lydaird Street North, from 10am.

The ANZAC March will start at 10.30am with the Wreath Laying and ANZAC Service commencing at 11am.

Other Services

Arch of Victory – 8.30am

Sebastopol RSL Service – 8.30am

Ex POW Service, Ex POW Memorial – 9am

Buninyong RSL Service – 10.15am


Road ClosuresTop of document.

For the safety of participants and all road users the following traffic alterations will be in place:


Road Closures – Sunday 24 April

 In preparation of the ANZAC Day service;

  • Both lanes of West bound traffic on Sturt Street from Lyons Street to Dawson Street will be closed from 1pm to 4.30pm.


Road Closures – ANZAC Day, Monday 25 April


  • Sturt Streetwill be closed from Dawson Street to Raglan Street in both directions to all traffic from4.30am to 3pm.

    During the closure, only local traffic will be permitted into Lyons Street from Dana or Mair Street.
  •  Lydiard Street Northfrom Mair to Sturt Street will be closed from6.30am to 11am.
  • Sturt Street and all intersecting streets will be progressively closed from Lydiard to Dawson Street from 10.15am and will re-open as soon as the March passes.


For more information on road closures please contact the City of Ballarat Jeff Johnson on 0407 125 703 or        

Avenue of Honour StoriesTop of document.

The City of Ballarat is undertaking research into the soldiers along all of the City of Ballarat’s Avenues of Honour. These avenues were planted at various sites across Ballarat to mark the service of local soldiers, the most famous of which was the planting along what is now known as Remembrance Drive.

The Ballarat Avenue will be the initial focus of the project. Information gathered will be developed into a web based application that will be available at the City of Ballarat website, with links across various digital platforms.

If you have any information about a soldier in your family or extended family, call the City of Ballarat at 5320 5798.

Share your family stories

Every week, the Ballarat Library posts on its Ballarat 1914-1918 blog, featuring stories of individual Ballarat soldiers and nurses, and exploring how the city reacted to the war. Visit Central Highlands Libraries Ballarat 1914-1918 Blog.

To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018, the State Government is calling on all Victorians to share their family stories of service through the First World War. Share your family story at the ANZAC Centenary website

These stories will serve as a reminder of the service of our forebearers and to ensure their legacy lives on.


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