ANZAC Day 2024 - Morning commemorative service Willoughby

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Families and community commemorative service at 7am at Willoughby Park. This will be followed by a light breakfast at Willoughby Park Bowling Club from 7:40am.

The 7am commemoration is ideal for families with young children and of course for all members of our local community.

Order of service

Catafalque party mounts
Welcome and greetings by Master of Ceremonies, Colonel David Ross CSC (Ret'd).

Abide with Me

Prayer for peace
Reverend Geoffrey R Usher.

ANZAC Day address
Lieutenant-Colonel Adrian Harding RAE
Australian Army.

Laying of tributes - in memoriam
The lament - Mr Stuart Robertson. 

The Ode (For the Fallen)
Mr Vester Campion, President, Willoughby Legion Ex-Services Club.

Lest we forget

The Last Post



Australian National Anthem
First verse sung in Eora language by the Willoughby Public School Choir, then first verse sung in English by all.

Catafalque party dismounts

Following the service, you are invited to join us at the Willoughby Park Bowling Club where coffee, tea and a light breakfast will be available.

Wet weather
The service will be held at Willoughby Park regardless of the weather.


We acknowledge the sacrifice of Australia’s veterans and express our gratitude for their service.

We thank the following for their support:

  • Chatswood RSL Sub-Branch and Willoughby Legion Chapter
  • Chatswood RSL Club
  • Willoughby City Council
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Adrian Harding RAE
  • Catafalque Party - A Company
  • 2nd/17th Battalion, The Royal New South Wales Regiment
  • Reverend Geoffrey R Usher
  • Willoughby Band, Conductor: Mr Jeffrey Ma
  • Bugler: Mr Raphael Harvey  
  • Piper: Mr Stuart Robertson, Northern Suburbs Pipe Band
  • Willoughby Public School Choir
  • Choir: Members and friends of 'Unaccompanied Baggage'
  • 1st Willoughby Scouts.


  • Thursday, 25 April 2024 | 07:00 AM - 07:45 AM


Willoughby Park, McClelland Street, Willoughby, 2068, View Map

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