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ANZAC Day commemorations in the Upper Hunter - 2017



Dawn Service ; Burdekin Park at 5:30am.

Service & Ex Service personnel march from Castlereigh St near Singleton Diggers club at 5:00 am

Serving/ Ex Serving members are marching back to club after the Dawn Service.

Service at Singleton Diggers club approx 6:30 prior to breakfast at club.

Service/ Ex Service personnel ; breakfast free supplied by Singleton Diggers Club.

Members of the Public: a small donation for breakfast at the Diggers Clubs discretion.

Main service;

Burdekin Park at the conclusion of our Anzac Day March.

March departs Hunter St at 10:30

Senior Schools , Service/ Ex Service & members of the public wishing to march are to be formed up by 10:15 in respective groups.

Junior schools departing from Bailey Park near roundabout John St following senior schools as march files past the junction.

Following the main Anzac Service there will be a luncheon held at Singleton Diggers York St at 12.30pm.


6am: Dawn Service at Memorial Park, Paxton Street. Serving, ex-service personnel and the general public are invited to attend. A light breakfast will be available after the Dawn Service at the RSL club (Thornton Room)

11am: Combined Church Memorial Service at St Matthias Church, Palace Street

11.40am: All serving, ex-service personnel, school groups, Scouts are asked to assemble in Palace Street at the conclusion of the church service. The March coordinator, identified by a red armband, will assist all if required in forming up for the March behind the band and Catafalque party

11.50am: March steps off - north along Palace Street, to Ogilvie Street, thence west to Paxton Street, through to Memorial Park.

Noon: Anzac Day ceremony, wreath-laying and guest speaker and Last Post at Memorial Park

1pm: At conclusion of ceremony, everyone is invited to lunch at the Denman RSL Club provided by the Denman service clubs (for a small fee).


6.00 am Dawn Service – Memorial, Moray Street, followed by breakfast

8.30am             Assemble for March in Bedford St near pre-school

9.00 am March and Remembrance Service

10.00 am           Official proceedings followed by brunch – Auditorium of Aberdeen RSL


5.40 am           Dawn Service at Cenotaph

7.00 am           Breakfast at Merriwa RSL

10.30 am           March from front of RSL Club to Cenotaph

10.45 am           Remembrance Service – Cenotaph



  6.00am           Dawn Service – Memorial Gate – Bowling Club

10.45am            Assemble at Adelaide Street

11.00am            March to Murrurundi Memorial Gates

11.30am            Remembrance Service at Memorial Gates



  6.00 am          Dawn Service – War Memorial Swimming Pool

10.30am            Assemble at Kelly Street

10.45 am           March

11.00 am          Fly past of former military aircraft and Remembrance Service – War Memorial at Barwick House, Kelly Street


8.00am Free bus from Scone RSL Club, hotels, and Scone Bowling Club to Gundy, returning after the service

9.00 am           March from Linga Longa Hotel to Service at Gundy RSL Hall

ANZAC Day road closures for Muswellbrook and Denman

Council wishes to advise that the following roads will be temporarily closed on Tuesday 25 April 2017 to conduct the annual ANZAC Day march and ceremony. There will be detours in place around the road closures. Please obey signage and instruction given by traffic controllers. Thank you for your patience during this time.


Palace Street from Turtle to Ogilvie Streets (11:30am to 12:00pm)

Ogilvie Street from Palace to Paxton Streets (11:30am to 12:00pm)

Paxton Street from Ogilvie to Crinoline Streets (11:30am to 1:00pm)

Isobel Street (12:00pm to 1:00pm)


The New England Highway between Sydney Street and Hill Street from 9:20am to 11:45am

Market Street between Carl Street and Bridge Street from 8:30am to 11.45am

William Street between Market Street & Sowerby Street from 9.00am to 11.45am

Additional temporary barriers will be placed in Muswellbrook

At this year’s Muswellbrook ANZAC Day ceremony and march there will be additional barriers in place to provide a clear path and assist the marching party to return to the QE11 Building in preparation for the ceremony. The barricades around the QE11 building site will remain in place during the ceremony to assist with the control of the horses and to act as a buffer between the horses and the crowd. The barriers on the Arts Centre side will be removed prior to the commencement of the ceremony and once the officials and guests are in place.