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ANZAC Day Services – Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast 2015

By admin | March 16, 2016

ANZAC Day commemorates the first landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I. Traditionally ANZAC Day Parades were a commemoration of the sacrifice of WWI veterans and then WWII veterans, in keeping with the changing focus of ANZAC Day nationally, it is today a commemoration of the sacrifices of those who have ‘defended’ our Australian way of life in all conflicts and military commitments by Australian Forces since WWI.

The services are significant commemorative events and provide a colourful opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects to those who have served and continue to serve in the defence of Australia or its interests.

The services located closes to our properties are as follows:


ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is located only 100 meters from ANZAC Square and will be in the centre of all the Remembrance Services.anzac-day-brisbane-anzac-day-redlands-anzac-day-se6

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Brisbane currently has 2 services on ANZAC Day:

Dawn Service

The Dawn Service will be held at the Brisbane Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square located between Ann and Adelaide Streets Brisbane, just a short 5-minute walk from ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel.  The Service will commence at 04.28am

ANZAC Day Parade

The Brisbane ANZAC Day Parade commences at 9:30am at the corner of George and Elizabeth Streets. Units follow a route up George Street, right into Adelaide Street and then right again into Creek Street. They will turn left into Creek Street and proceed to ANZAC Square and Central railway station in Ann Street.

ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is located just 100 meters from ANZAC Square and Central station, where you can watch the ceremonies and parade.

Gold Coast


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Gold Coasts major ANZAC day service is hosted by Currumbin RSL on the breathtaking Currumbin Beach. At 3.30am the Park and Ride free shuttle service commences. At 4.20am the Parade assembles at Murraba Street, Currumbin Beach and march off begins at 4.35am. The Dawn Service commences at 5am at Elephant Rock, Currumbin Beach. Channel 7 Sunrise program will be televising the service from 5am if you are unable to attend.

There is also a dawn service in Surfers Paradise at approx.. 4.30am and it is on the Esplanade approximately 200 metres from Cavill Mall.  Transport from our Broadbeach properties is available on the G:Link (Light rail) from the convention centre and to Cavill mall stop.


ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach & ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort are within driving distance of Currumbin Beach or Light Rail (G:Link) to the Surfers Paradise dawn ceremony.


Sunshine Coast



Caloundra RSL will be hosting services for the area. The service will take place at Lions Park, Kings Beach and will start at 5.20am. Assembly is at 5.15 am and there will be a bus service from 4am. The RSL will also host a Gunfire Breakfast at 6.30am. Finally, at 9.00am there will be a veteran’s march from Stockland Carpark and conclude at the Caloundra RSL.

ULTIQA Shearwater Resort is located on the Shores of Kings Beach and directly across from the park in which the ceremony will be held. You will be cross the road and be a part of the ceremony or watch from the comfort of your balcony.

Why not book in for a relaxing long weekend at one of our four resorts and enjoy one of the convenient services on Monday morning.

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