ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day 2020 will not look like the ANZAC Day that so many of us are used to participating in. All public ANZAC Day events (including services and marches) on the Mornington Peninsula have been cancelled.

The decision was made in line with Returned Services League Victoria and the State Government’s decision to cancel public ANZAC Day commemorative services and marches scheduled for Saturday 25 April 2020.

While people can’t attend a local Dawn Service, the RSL is asking that instead you stand in your yard, driveway, or on your balcony and observe a minute of silence as the Last Post is played during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service.

The Dawn Service will be streamed online at RSL Victoria’s Facebook page at 6am on Saturday 25 April, and the public is encouraged to share a picture of themselves paying their respects to our veterans with the hashtag #standto.

Due to the current medical climate, RSL Victoria will confirm closer to the date whether the Dawn Service will be televised live.

Mornington Peninsula Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said “While it is very disappointing to everyone that our local ANZAC Day events have been cancelled, our priority right now is to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, many of whom are veterans.

"However, we must all still take the time to stop on ANZAC Day and remember with gratitude in our hearts those who’ve made incredible sacrifices for others during past moments of conflict and crisis.

"It is more important than ever to check in with our elderly and vulnerable, and so I urge our community to take extra care of each other in the lead up to, and after ANZAC Day.”

Local Contacts

Should you have any further questions or require further information about ANZAC Day on the Mornington Peninsula, please contact the relevant event organiser representing each of the following locations:  

Balnarring 
Matt Keogh  
Tel: 0434 711 747 
Email: matt.keogh@defence.gov.au 

Crib Point RSL 
Tel: 5983 9655 
Email: cribpointrsl@westnet.com.au 

The Peninsula Club / Dromana RSL  
Tel: 5987 2448 
Mobile: 0413 930 800 
Email: drhrsl@gmail.com 
https://www.peninsulaclub.com.au/ 

Flinders 
Anthony Stafford  
Tel: 5989 0602 
Mobile: 0427 243 300 
Email: humevale@tpg.com.au 

Hastings, Somerville and Tyabb 
Heath Hickford 
Tel: 5979 1753 
Email: hastrsl@tpg.com.au  

Mornington RSL
Tim Green  
Mobile: 0420 316 435 
Email: tim@redlinept.com.au   

Rotary Club Mt Eliza 
Ross Schweitzer 
Tel: 0407 010 644 
Email: rossws@bigpond.com 

Red Hill Community Association  
David Maddocks  
Mobile: 0429 990 518 
Email: david.maddocks@bigpond.com 

Rosebud RSL
Juanita Mitchell  
Tel: 5986 1066 
Email: rosebudrsl@bigpond.com.au 

Rye RSL  
Val Peppler 
Tel: 5985 2595 
Email: admin@ryersl.com.au  and secretary@ryersl.com.au 
www.ryersl.com.au  

Sorrento Portsea RSL  
John Prentice  
Tel: 5984 2886 
Email: johnprentice@sorrentoportsearsl.com
http://www.sorrentoportsearsl.com/ 

Contact us

Should you have any questions regarding ANZAC Day services, please contact the Events team at events@mornpen.vic.gov.au or 1300 850 600.