2023 Anzac Day Services
April 9, 2023
Anzac Day is a special day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand where our Guides honour the sacrifices made by soldiers in various wars and remember the important role that women played in supporting their communities during wartime.
Girl Guides have a long history of supporting their communities during times of conflict. During the First World War, Guides played a vital role in supporting the war effort by:
- knitting socks and scarves for soldiers
- raising funds for war charities
- volunteering as nurses
ANZAC Day Services
Ballarat Guides are encouraged to acknowledge ANZAC Day in whichever way they feel appropriate. Throughout Ballarat there are options to attend ceremonies, services and marches. Feel free to attend a service with your Guide Unit or with your family.
Local Guide Leaders will be present at the Ballarat and Sebastopol marches. If these are not the services you normally attend, just turn up in full uniform and approach a supervising Leader. If you are out of town, or at a different service, approach a Leader if one is present, or just participate in the service if Guides are not present.
6.00am – Dawn Service at the Ballarat Cenotaph in Sturt Street
10.30am – ANZAC Day March from Lyons Street North to Ballarat Cenotaph.
11.00am – Commemorative Service at the Ballarat Cenotaph followed by refreshments at 1.00pm at Midlands Golf Club.
8.45am: March from Sebastopol Post Office in Albert Street to the 9.00am Commemorative Service at the Sebastopol Cenotaph. Meet at the Sebastopol RSL Hall at 8.30am.
Cardigan and Windermere
7.00am: Short ceremony at the Fireman’s memorial in Remembrance Drive on the corner of Finch’s Road
Arch of Victory
8.00am: Service at the Ballarat Arch of Victory/Garden of the Grieving Mother
Australian Ex-Prisoners’ of War Memorial
9.00am: Wreath Laying service
10.00am: Service at the Miner’s Rest Cenotaph
10.15am Service at Buninyong Memorial Park