Your guide to Anzac Day in Ipswich

The city of Ipswich has a long and proud tradition of celebrating Anzac Day.  Every year services and marches are held to commemorate the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. 
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

The city of Ipswich has a long and proud tradition of celebrating Anzac Day.  Every year a march heads through the CBD to remember the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.  Outlying suburbs also pay their respects by holding services in parks and at war memorials.

Ipswich March

Anzac Day is celebrated in Ipswich every year

The Ipswich CBD march will start at 10.45am from the corner of Brisbane and Ellenborough Streets.

It will proceed up Brisbane Street, East Street, Pine Street over David Trumpy Bridge, and along the The Terrace to enter North Ipswich Reserve.

A service will be held from 11.30pm in the reserve.

Veterans, Australian defence personnel, ex-service organisations, next-of-kin marchers, emergency services representatives and community organisations are asked to assemble from 10am in Brisbane St from the intersection of Ellenborough St.

Brisbane St will be closed to traffic between Ellenborough St and Burnett St during the march.

Seating in the main grandstand of the North Ipswich Reserve is reserved for veterans and their partners, once they have seated the general public may use the remaining seating.

Parking is available in the Ipswich Central car park (formerly Ipswich Square) and Riverlink Shopping Centre.

Full list of Anzac Day services

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BOOVAL

  • 8.00 am – Honour Stone, Cameron Park, Green Street preceded by a march at 7.55 am from  cnr Green Street and Glebe Road.

BRASSALL

  • 4.27 am – Ipswich Adventist School,  56 Hunter Street.

BUNDAMBA

  • 4.27 am – Honour Stone, Bundamba Memorial Park, Brisbane Road preceded by a march at 4.15 am from cnr Brisbane Road and Coal Street.
  • 9.15 am – Honour Stone, Bundamba Memorial Park, Brisbane Road preceded by a march  at 9.00 am from cnr Brisbane Road and  Coal Street.

EBBW VALE

  • 4.15 am – Honour Stone, cnr Brisbane Road and Jordan Street.
  • 8.30 am – Honour Stone, cnr Brisbane Road and Jordan Street.

GOODNA

  • 4.27 am – Honour Stone, cnr Queen and  Church streets.
  • 8.30 am – Honour Stone, cnr Queen and Church streets preceded by a march at 8.00 am from cnr Queen and Alice streets.

GRANDCHESTER

  • 6.00 am – Bigges Camp Park, Gordon Road.

IPSWICH: 

  • LIMESTONE HILL 6.30 am – Naval Cairn, 14 Queen  Victoria Parade.
  • RSL MEMORIAL GARDENS 4.27 am – Honour Stone, cnr Limestone and  Nicholas streets.  8.30 am – Honour Stone, cnr Limestone and Nicholas streets preceded by a march at  8.20 am from South Street.

MARBURG

  • 7.30 am – Marburg Community Centre,  cnr Queen and Edmond streets.

NORTH IPSWICH

  • 7.30 am – Honour Stone, Ipswich Railway Workshops preceded by a march at 7.15 am from Smith Street.
  • 11.30 am – North Ipswich Reserve, The Terrace preceded by a march at 10.45 am from cnr Brisbane and Ellenborough streets.

ONE MILE

  • 9.30 am – West Ipswich One Mile War Memorial, Old Toowoomba Road.

PINE MOUNTAIN

  • 9.00 am – Honour Stone, cnr Russells and  Pine Mountain roads.

REDBANK

  • 4.27 am – Honour Stone, Redbank Memorial Reserve, Bridge Street.
  • 11.00 am – Honour Stone, Redbank Memorial Reserve, Bridge Street.

REDBANK PLAINS

  • 4.27 am – The Cenotaph, Redbank Plains  Library Grounds. 
  • 9.30 am – The Cenotaph, Redbank Plains Library Grounds preceded by a march at 9.20 am from the SES Depot located in Willow Road.

ROSEWOOD

  • 4.27 am – Rosewood Memorial Hall, ANZAC Park, Mill Street preceded by a march at 4.15 am from The Rising Sun Hotel.
  • 9.30 am – Rosewood Memorial Hall, ANZAC Park, Mill Street preceded by a march at  9.00 am from Community Park, John Street.

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL

  • 5.45 am – ADF Memorial, The Circle,  Robelle Domain Springfield Central, Southern Cross Circuit.

WOODEND

  • 6.30 am – Honour Stone, junction of Roseberry Parade and MacGregor Street.

Road closures

Anzac Day, April 25

BOOVAL
7.30 am and 9.15 am: Green Street between Brisbane and Glebe roads

BUNDAMBA
4.15 am and 4.45 am: Coal Street between Brisbane Road and Short Street; Brisbane Road, between Coal Street and Braeside Road
8.45 am and 9.30 am: Coal Street between Brisbane Road and Short Street; Brisbane Road between Coal Street and Byrne Road

GOODNA
4.00 am to 5.00 am and 8.00 am to 9.30am: Church and Queen streets between Alice and Mill streets

IPSWICH
4.00 am and 5.00 am: Nicholas Street between Limestone and South streets; bus lane and loading zone of Limestone Street between Nicholas and Ellenborough streets
8.15 am and 9.30 am: Nicholas Street between Limestone and Roderick streets; bus lane and loading zone of Limestone Street between Nicholas and Ellenborough streets
9.45 am and 11.00 am: Brisbane Street between Ellenborough and Burnett streets; Waghorn Street between Darling Street East and Limestone Street; rolling closure at 10.45 am from Brisbane Street between Ellenborough and East streets, East Street and Pine Street between Brisbane Street and The Terrace
10.00 am to approximately 1.00 pm: David Trumpy Bridge

NORTH IPSWICH
7.00 am and 8.30 am: Delacy Street at the intersection of Smith Street to the Railway Workshop Museum
7.30 am and 1.30 pm: The Terrace between Pine Street and Lamington Parade

ROSEWOOD
4.00 am and 5.00 am: Mill Street
8.30 am and 10.00 am: Church Lane, John and Mill streets

WOODEND
6.10 am and 8.15 am: McGregor Street and Roseberry Parade between Panton and Elizabeth streets

What’s open on Anzac Day

Anzac Day, April 25

Club Services Ipswich will be open on Anzac Day until late.

Anzac service breakfast 6.30am-9.30am pre-purchased only.  Cost is $5 a ticket, under 5 is free.  Cooked plated breakfast and beer, house wine and soft drinks.  Tickets on sale until 5pm Tuesday April 23.

Courtesy buses available from the club to the Main March and will return from the North Ipswich Reserve back to the club after the march.

Live entertainment and 2 Up all day as well as snacks, lunch and dinner.

Seed Coffee will also be open on Anzac Day serving up delicious food and coffee.

Brothers Leagues Club will open from noon as well as Jets Leagues Club.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy blogging or hanging out with his bestie Windora the Bilby, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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