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Anzac Day Parade and Public Commemoration Services

Anzac Day is celebrated on 25 April each year and is one of Australia's most important national occasions, being a day of remembrance of the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The City of Ipswich has a long and proud tradition of celebrating Anzac Day in the city.

2019 Parade

Parade Marshal

  • The Parade Marshal for the Anzac Day Parade is Paul Ninnes from the Ipswich RSL Sub-Branch.
  • Any questions in relation to marching in the parade should be directed to Paul on 0418 742 895 or email irslsb@bigpond.net.au.

Assembly and Step-off Point

  • Veterans, Australian defence personnel, ex-service organisations, next-of-kin marchers, emergency services representatives and community organisation representatives who are marching are asked to assemble from 10.00 am in Brisbane Street from the intersection of Ellenborough Street.
  • Brisbane Street will be closed to traffic between Ellenborough Street and Burnett Street.
  • The Parade will step off promptly at 10.45 am from the T-junction of Brisbane Street and Ellenborough Street, Ipswich.

Parade Route

  • Brisbane Street, East Street, Pine Street over David Trumpy Bridge, The Terrace to enter North Ipswich Reserve.
  • See Parade Route Map to the right and click to enlarge or download or print Parade Route Map (PDF, 309.2 KB)

Incapacitated Veterans

  • If you need to be transported in a vehicle during the march, please indicate this accordingly when you register your intention to march below.

Register to March

Veterans, ex-service organisations, emergency services organisations and schools are asked to register their intention to march in the Anzac Parade:

Register an Individual
Register an Organisation


Medals and Decorations

  • War medals may only be worn on the left breast of the persons upon whom they were conferred.
  • Family members who are marching in memory of a deceased family member may wear their forebears medals on the right breast, which indicates that they are not their own.

Seating, Parking and Sun Safety

  • Seating
    Seating in the main grandstand of the North Ipswich Reserve will be reserved for veterans and their partners - however, once the veterans are seated, the general public may take up remaining seating.
  • Parking
    Parking will be available in the Ipswich Central car park (formerly Ipswich Square) and Riverlink Shopping Centre.
  • Sun Safety
    The temperature forecast for Anzac Day is 25°. It is therefore recommended that patrons apply sunscreen, wear a hat and shirt with collar and bring a bottle of water.

Suspicious Activity and Behaviour

Queenslanders enjoy the freedoms associated with living in a peaceful and democratic society. Unfortunately, the threat of terrorism is a real and enduring one that has the potential to undermine the safety and stability of our community. Please report any suspicious activity or behaviour by phoning Police Link on 131 444 or, if in a life-threatening situation phone 000.


Anzac Day Services in Ipswich and Surrounds

BOOVAL
8.00 am: Honour Stone, Cameron Park, Green Street (preceded by a march at 7.55 am from cnr Green Street and Glebe Road)

BRASSALL
4.27 am: Ipswich Adventist School, 56 Hunter Street

BUNDAMBA
4.27 am: Honour Stone, Bundamba Memorial Park, Brisbane Road (preceded by march 4.15 am from cnr Brisbane Road and Coal Street)
9.15 am: Honour Stone, Bundamba Memorial Park, Brisbane Road (preceded by march 9.00 am from cnr Brisbane Road and Coal Street)

EBBW VALE
4.15 am: Honour Stone, cnr Brisbane Road and Jordan Street
8.30 am: Honour Stone, cnr Brisbane Road and Jordan Street

GOODNA
4.27 am: Honour Stone, cnr Queen and Church streets
8.30 am: Honour Stone, cnr Queen and Church streets (preceded by march at 8.00 am from cnr Queen and Alice streets)

GRANDCHESTER
6.00 am: Bigges Camp Park, Gordon Road

IPSWICH

LIMESTONE HILL
6.30 am: Naval Cairn, 14 Queen Victoria Parade

RSL MEMORIAL GARDENS
4.27 am: Honour Stone, cnr Limestone and Nicholas streets
8.30 am: Honour Stone, cnr Limestone and Nicholas streets (preceded by march 8.20 am from South Street)

MARBURG
7.30 am: Marburg Community Centre, cnr Queen and Edmond streets

NORTH IPSWICH
7.30 am: Honour Stone, Ipswich Railway Workshops (preceded by march 7.15 am from Smith Street)
11.30 am: North Ipswich Reserve, The Terrace (preceded by march 10.45 am from cnr Brisbane and Ellenborough streets)

ONE MILE
9.30 am: West Ipswich One Mile War Memorial, Old Toowoomba Road

PINE MOUNTAIN
9.00 am: Honour Stone, cnr Russells and Pine Mountain roads

REDBANK
4.27 am: Honour Stone, Redbank Memorial Reserve, Bridge Street
11.00 am: Honour Stone, Redbank Memorial Reserve, Bridge Street

REDBANK PLAINS
4.27 am: The Cenotaph, Redbank Plains Library Grounds
9.30 am: The Cenotaph, Redbank Plains Library Grounds (preceded by march 9.20 am from the SES Depot in Willow Road)

ROSEWOOD
4.27 am: Rosewood Memorial Hall, ANZAC Park, Mill Street (preceded by march 4.15 am from The Rising Sun Hotel)
9.30 am: Rosewood Memorial Hall, ANZAC Park, Mill Street (preceded by march 9.00 am from Community Park, John Street)

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL
5.45 am: ADF Memorial, The Circle, Robelle Domain Springfield Central, Southern Cross Circuit

WOODEND
6.30 am: Honour Stone, junction of Roseberry Parade and MacGregor Street


Anzac Day Road Closures

The following roads will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic for the purpose of holding the 2019 ANZAC Day parades and services:

BOOVAL
7.30 am and 9.15 am: Green Street between Brisbane and Glebe roads

BUNDAMBA
4.15 am and 4.45 am: Coal Street between Brisbane Road and Short Street; Brisbane Road, between Coal Street and Braeside Road
8.45 am and 9.30 am: Coal Street between Brisbane Road and Short Street; Brisbane Road between Coal Street and Byrne Road

GOODNA
4.00 am to 5.00 am and 8.00 am to 9.30am: Church and Queen streets between Alice and Mill streets

IPSWICH

3.00 am to 5.30 am: Limestone Street between East Street and Ellenborough Street; South Street between Ellenborough Street and Nicholas Street; Foote Lane between South Street and Limestone Street and Nicholas Street between South Street and Limestone Street
5.00 am to 12.00pm: No parking available on Brisbane Street between Burnett Street and East Street
5.30 am to 9.30 am: Nicholas Street between South Street and Limestone Street; bus lane and loading zone of Limestone Street between Nicholas Street and Ellenborough Street
9.45 am and 11.00 am: Brisbane Street between Ellenborough Street and Burnett Street; Waghorn Street between Darling Street East and Limestone Street; rolling closure at 10.45 am from Brisbane Street between Ellenborough Street and East Street, East Street and Pine Street between Brisbane Street and The Terrace
10.00 am to approximately 1.00 pm: David Trumpy Bridge

NORTH IPSWICH
7.00 am and 8.30 am: Delacy Street at the intersection of Smith Street to the Railway Workshop Museum
7.30 am to 1.30 pm: The Terrace between Pine Street and Lamington Parade
7.30 am to 1.30 pm: Lamington Parade between The Terrace and Lowry Street

ROSEWOOD
4.00 am and 5.00 am: Mill Street
8.30 am and 10.00 am: Church Lane, John and Mill streets

WOODEND
6.10 am and 8.15 am: McGregor Street and Roseberry Parade between Panton and Elizabeth streets

Further Information

Ipswich City Council
Phone: (07) 3810 6246
gking@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Ipswich RSL Sub-Branch
Phone: (07) 3281 4159
irslsb@bigpond.net.au

Ipswich Railway RSL Sub-Branch
Phone: (07) 3812 9889
ipsrailwayrsl@bigpond.com