Venture into quaint Dayboro Town with your family on Tuesday, April 25th to pay your respects to the Anzacs. The Dayboro War Memorial Association have organised a full Anzac Day Brisbane North schedule to bring the whole community together. Visitors to the region are more than welcome to attend, so why not come and discover just how lively this sleepy town can become.
Dayboro Anzac Events are Ideal for Families
Unlike other Anzac Day events happening around the Moreton Bay Region, the commemorations to be held in Dayboro are ideal for families with younger children as the Dawn Service, March and Main Service will all be staged within easy walking distance.
No need to worry about shuttling to and fro between venues in the car, just park upon arrival and enjoy the day getting around on foot, or by bus.
Parking & Shuttle Bus Services
For those planning on leaving their vehicles at the Showgrounds all day, buses will be available to transport people from the showgrounds to the local Anzac Parade Brisbane North start point at the Dayboro Crown Hotel for those planning on leaving their vehicles at the Showgrounds all day. Buses will also be on stand-by to shuttle people to the service in the Memorial at the Showgrounds after the Anzac Day March which starts at 9am.
Dayboro War Memorial Dawn Service
At 5:20am be ready at the Memorial in Roderick Cruice Park next to the pool on William Street for the Dawn Service. Don’t forget to bring a light to participate!
After the Dawn Service stroll over to Dayboro Crown Hotel (just a 5 minute walk away) to assemble for the Anzac Parade marching-off at 9am heading north up McKenzie St to Dayboro School and over to the Showgrounds. Each year the parade sees the whole town turn out to pay their respects.
Marchers will include local Dayboro War Memorial Association members and RSL members, as well as other groups and associations.
Main Anzac Day Brisbane North Main Service
The Dayboro Anzac Service will be a much more personal, locally themed affair compared to others around the Moreton Bay Region, honouring Dayboro war veterans and other soldiers hailing from the region who were involved in historic 1916 Australian battles overseas.
Local school students from Dayboro State School and Mount Sampson State School will take part in the touching Service reciting the Ode, poems and more. A school band will also perform live music for the enjoyment of guests.
A Flyover by Restored War Planes
At this stage, a flyover is expected to happen involving classic war planes which will (quite literally) be the high point of the day.
Dayboro Anzac Day Luncheons
Thanks to local sponsors, after the Main Service is over everyone in attendance will be invited to a gold coin donation Luncheon at the Showgrounds hosted by the Dayboro War Memorial Association. The special Luncheon will get underway at the conclusion of the service and will feature a bar for those wishing to purchase drinks.
‘2 Up’ Games
Throughout the day the Dayboro Bowls Club on Bradley St (south of Dayboro Crown Hotel) in conjunction with the Dayboro War Memorial Association will be hosting barefoot bowls, and ‘2 Up’ games – the traditional Australian gambling game played by Anzac diggers.