Despite returning to a somewhat-normal Anzac Day due to the lessened risk of Coronavirus, there are still some limitations on this year’s services in line with state government Cvid-19 restrictions.
Here are the local Anzac Day services for the Yarra Ranges, please note that not all services are open to the public while others will have crowd limitations in place. While these services are correct at the time of publication, please check with your local RSL for changes as Anzac Day nears.
Healesville RSL’s services are by invitation only this year in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
Lilydale RSL will be hosting a dawn service at the Lilydale cenotaph on Main Street. The service is invite-only for veterans and their families. Those interested in attending the service and who haven’t received an invitation have been asked to contact the RSL.
Millgrove will host a Dawn Service at 6am followed by the commemorative rock in the park opposite the shops on the Warburton Highway. Residents are asked to arrive at 5.45am.
A commemorative service will be held at the Montrose War Memorial on Mt Dandenong Tourist Road at 10am.
A commemorative service will be held at Hookey Park on Charles Street in Mooroolbark, starting at 12pm.
Mount Evelyn RSL will not be hosting a dawn service, march or their annual breakfast this Anzac Day. The RSL has other special activities planned such as projecting the images of local servicemen up on trees at the park at the Mount Evelyn Memorial Gardens. Locals are encouraged to bring a floral tribute to place at the memorial. The RSL has filmed a special service for the general public to watch on Anzac Day, this will be available online through the Mount Evelyn RSL Facebook page.
The Seville War Memorial Committee will be unveiling the remaining glass panels of the Seville War Memorial at 2pm in a special service that will be open to the public. Contact tracing will be taking place in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
A commemorative service will take place at the Silvan War Memorial on the corner of White street and Monbulk-Silvan Road at 10.30am on Friday 23 April.
Upper Yarra RSL’s Anzac Day services are by invitation only this year in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
A commemorative service will be held at the Wandin Cenotaph at 8.30am at the corner of Hunter and Beenak roads.
Warburton RSL will be hosting the regular march and service from 10.45am. Assemble at 10.30am for a parade from the RSL towards the township. This will be followed by a service at the Warburton Cenotaph.
Yarra Glen RSL will be hosting a commemorative service at 10.30am. The Yarra Glen War Memorial has been moved to 18 Anzac Avenue to accommodate larger crowds, but numbers will be limited in line with Covid-19 restrictions. No march will take place.