Lest We Forget – The Anzac Spirit Lives On


As the sun rises on Anzac Day, thousands will gather together to honour and remember the ex-servicemen and women who bravely gave their lives at Gallipoli and in other military conflicts.

The City of Joondalup’s 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held at Joondalup War Memorial in Central Park, Joondalup on Thursday, April 25.

Hosted in conjunction with the Joondalup City RSL, the service is one of the biggest ceremonies of its kind in the Perth metropolitan area.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said it was important to remember those who had made the ultimate sacrifice for their countries and continue to honour the special bond that Australia and New Zealand share.

“This is a day for us to honour two great nations and the men and women who have served their countries, not just at Anzac Cove, but also in the many other conflicts such as Vietnam and Afghanistan,” he said

“It’s heartening to see that generations on, the Anzac spirit is alive and well in Cities like Joondalup where people from all age groups and backgrounds take time out from their busy lives for a day of quiet reflection.

“Seeing thousands of people from our local community observe a one-minute silence as the sun rises over Central Park is a solemn and moving experience.”

A wreath laying ceremony will be part of the proceedings and free tea, coffee and biscuits will be served following the service.

Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 5.45am for a 6am start. Parking is free in the Joondalup CBD on the morning of Anzac Day and there will be plenty of parking available close to Central Park, including at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City. Some road diversions will be in place on Grand Boulevard.