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.”
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:
Tel: 0434 711 747
Crib Point RSL
Tel: 5983 9655
The Peninsula Club / Dromana RSL
Tel: 5987 2448
Mobile: 0413 930 800
Tel: 5989 0602
Mobile: 0427 243 300
Hastings, Somerville and Tyabb
Tel: 5979 1753
Mobile: 0420 316 435
Rotary Club Mt Eliza
Tel: 0407 010 644
Red Hill Community Association
Mobile: 0429 990 518
Tel: 5986 1066
Tel: 5985 2595
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Sorrento Portsea RSL
Tel: 5984 2886
Should you have any questions regarding ANZAC Day services, please contact the Events team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 850 600.