Thousands expected to attend City of Joondalup Anzac Day services

City of Joondalup and Joondalup City RSL will host an Anzac Day dawn service at Joondalup War Memorial.
City of Joondalup and Joondalup City RSL will host an Anzac Day dawn service at Joondalup War Memorial.

THOUSANDS of people are expected to attend the City of Joondalup’s Anzac Day dawn service at Joondalup War Memorial in Central Park.

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

“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,” Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said.

“I particularly encourage anyone who has never attended a dawn service before to attend this year.

“Seeing thousands of people from our local community take part in two minutes of silence as the sun rises over Central Park is a solemn and moving experience.”

Major Ash Cogdon will MC the service with Joondalup City RSL president Rick Green to recite the Ode.

There will also be a wreath laying ceremony and free tea, coffee and biscuits 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.

A dawn service will also be held from 5.45am at the Ocean Reef War Memorial at Ocean Reef Sports Club.

There will also be a gunfire breakfast from 6.30am, two-up from 8am and pop-up bar facilities from 9am.

Parking at Ocean Reef Marina will be free.

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