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ANZAC Day Commemorations 2023

Council’s ANZAC Day commemorations in 2023 will be held at Manly Warringah War Memorial Park (Manly Dam) and Manly War Memorial (the Corso).

Northern Beaches Council Interim CEO Louise Kerr said ANZAC Day ceremonies this year will be deeply inspiring, timely reminders of the horror of war and the unshakeable bonds of friendship connecting Australia and New Zealand.

“The sacrifice that our military personnel have made for Australia and New Zealand on the front lines of war shall never been forgotten. 

“During the first world war, 77,000 Australians and New Zealanders perished on foreign soil, often side-by-side.

“In the Manly-Warringah area alone, one in every six men who enlisted for service abroad during the Great War did not come home, this terrible conflict has forever left a tragic impact on the heritage and memories of both of our two nations.

“The ANZAC spirit remains strong today and I think coming together to commemorate ANZAC Day is a wonderful time to reflect on the mateship and the courage of our soldiers throughout our shared history,” she said.

“Back in 2019 over 4000 people attended the commemoration at the Corso which shows how the qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice still remain immensely important to our sense of national identity,” said Louise Kerr.

To take part and pay your respects community members are invited to participate in a range of events and ceremonies to mark ANZAC Day on 25 April 2023. 

Program of Events

Services of Remembrance will be conducted at:

Manly War Memorial, The Corso, Manly

  • Dawn Service at 4.25am (arrive by 4am)
  • Commemorative Service at 11am (arrive by 10.40am)

A traditional piper, bugler, catafalque party and the Manly District Band will perform at the Manly War Memorial 11am Service. Speakers include Deputy Mayor Sue Heins and Veteran Craig Delaney, NSW Veterans Employment Program. The service will also include a march, led by HMAS Penguin, from the intersection of Darley Road and Wentworth Street to the Manly War Memorial.

In the event of extreme wet weather, the 11.00am service will be held at St Matthews Church, The Corso, Manly.

Manly Dam, King Street, Manly Vale Dawn Service at 5.30am (arrive by 5.15am), hosted by Manly Warringah War Memorial Park Remembrance Trust and Northern Beaches Council. A traditional piper, bugler, 2/17 Battalion Australian Army catafalque party and the Warringah Concert Brass band, led by David Cosentino will perform at the Manly Dam Dawn Service.

A cordial invitation is extended to all citizens of the Northern Beaches to be present at the above services. Issued medals will be worn.

“I encourage everyone to come together again and not only acknowledge but show their respect and remember the many people who have fought for Australia and those who have lost their lives,” Louise Kerr said.

Media release provided by Northern Beaches Council, 14th April 2023