Anzac Events 2019

Thursday 25 April 2019
32 days from now

Anzac Day will be held on Thursday 25 April 2019 at Camp Shortland, Newcastle Foreshore.

The Dawn Service will begin at 5am and will include a band, choir, bugler and bagpiper.  The service will conclude at approximately 6am with a four-gun Salute to the Fallen by the guns at Fort Scratchley.

Watch the live telecast from 5am on Thursday 25 April 2019.

Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service past and present.  The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

Read more about The Anzac Day Tradition on the Australian War Memorial website.

Newcastle City Anzac Events

Thursday 25 April 2019

  • 5am - 6am Anzac Day Dawn Service, Nobbys Beach
  • 9.15am - Anzac Day March, Hunter Street to Civic Park
  • 10am - United Commemoration Service, Civic Park


  • Bringing the Bridge to Life (details to be advised)

Getting there

NSW Trains, Newcastle Buses, Ferries and 13CABS Newcastle (Newcastle Taxis) will be running additional services for Anzac Day - for information and to plan your trip visit or call 131500

13CABS offer a free taxi service to Veterans and those with mobility issues attending the Dawn Service, March and United Commemoration Service. To book with 13CABS call 4940 5955 or email before 2pm Tuesday 23 April. This service is generously donated by 13CABS.

Expect traffic delays. For live traffic updates visit:

Your complete guide to Newcastle Anzac Day Services can be found on the Newcastle RSL website

Other Anzac Day Services and Events

Hamilton Anzac Day Service
Merewether Anzac Day Service
Adamstown Anzac Day Service
Wallsend Anzac Day Service - details to come
Stockton Anzac Day Service - details to come
Lambton-New Lambton Anzac Day Service - details to come 
Beresfield Chapter of Maitland RSL Sub-Branch Anzac Day Memorial Service - details to come
Shortland RSL Sub-Branch Anzac Day Service - details to come

Getting there

Plan your trip for Anzac Day by visiting or by calling 131500

For live traffic updates visit:

Accessible option: Horseshoe Beach car park

Vehicles displaying disability parking permits can be parked at Horseshoe Beach car park which is designated specifically for vehicles with mobility parking scheme permits.  The car park will close for event proceedings from 4am sharp in preparation for the 5am Dawn Service. All vehicles must be parked prior to 4am. Contact Newcastle RSL for a parking permit by phone 4929 3473 or email

People requiring a high level of assistance with mobility are encouraged to use Horseshoe Beach car park. There are approximately 80 vehicle spaces and will operate on a first-come-first-served basis.
There are flat and continuous paths of travel to the event and accessible viewing area and the distance is approximately 150 metres.

There is additional parking available in the Foreshore carpark but access to it will also be closed at 4am. 

Paths of travel to the event are along the Wharf Road footpath. The distance is approximately 400 metres. People with limited mobility are encouraged to take care as there are some uneven surfaces. Tug Berth Way set down will be operational throughout the event.  Limited parking will be available on Tug Berth Lane for permit holders on a first come first served basis. 

Accessible viewing area

A designated viewing area for people who require assistance with mobility and their companions and carers is provided for the Dawn Service.  The designated viewing area will be occupied on a first come first services bases.  The viewing area is safely accessible by continuous paths of travel from Horseshoe Beach car park.

Accessible toilets

Temporary accessible toilets are located near the designated viewing area and also at the Foreshore Park carriage sheds.

Traffic arrangements and road closures

Dawn Service

Tuesday 23 April 6am to Thursday 25 April 2pm

  • Nobbys Beach car park No.2
  • Pasha Way

Thursday 25 April 4am to 7am

  • Horseshoe Beach Road
  • Horseshoe Beach car park

Thursday 25 April 4am to 6am

  • Wharf Road between Watt Street roundabout and Nobbys Road roundabout

Thursday 25 April 6am to 7am

  • Fort Drive at Parnell Place, no through road into Fort Drive (residents only)
  • Scott Street at Watt Street, Police directed control point
  • Scott Street at Pacific Street, detour into Pacific Street
  • Zaara Street at The Esplanade, no left turn into Zaara Street from The Esplanade
  • Watt Street at King Street, no left turn into Watt from King Street
  • Watt Street at Church Street and The Esplanade, left turn only into Watt Street (south bound) from The Esplanade.

Anzac Day March

Under Police control the March will step-off at 9.15am and proceed west along King Street from Perkins Street, finishing in Civic Park. Road closures will be in place along the route to ensure the safe passage of the parade. Vehicle access to and from properties along the march route will not be permitted during the road closures. Residents or businesses are advised to move their vehicles before the closures take effect.

Thursday 25 April 6am to 10am

  • King Street from Newcomen Street to Auckland Street
  • Perkins Street and Brown Street at King
  • Crown and Wolfe Street at King.

Thursday 25 April 9am to 10am

  • Hunter Street
  • Brown Street between King Street and Hunter Street
  • Scott Street west of Newcomen Street
  • Darby Street at Laman Street, detour left into Laman Street from Darby Street
  • Darby Street at Tyrrell Street, left turn only into Darby Street.

United Commemoration Service

Thursday 25 April 6am to 12pm

  • King Street at intersections of Darby Street and Auckland Street

  • King Street at Union Street.

  • Auckland Street between Hunter and Laman.

Thank you for your patience

The Anzac events are well attended by the community causing traffic delays for short periods of time, traffic management staff under the direction of the NSW Police will be used to minimise risk to public involving road closures, access will be restricted in some streets at particular times during the course of these events.

The City of Newcastle RSL Sub-branch Anzac Day Committee and City of Newcastle apologises in advance for any inconvenience to businesses and residents and appreciate their patience during these important events.


  • City of Newcastle
  • 4974 2000


Camp Shortland
Newcastle East