Strong crowds for local dawn services

April 25, 2024 7:32 am in by
Anzac Day dawn service at Geelong's waterfront. (Image: Geelong Broadcasters/L Millard).

Thousands have gathered to commemorate Anzac Day across the region early Thursday morning, including hundreds of people packing into the Eastern Beach foreshore at the Geelong waterfront.

The mornings dawn service was commemorating the 109th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, with big crowds also at the always well-attended service at Point Danger in Torquay.

Crowds lined the hill at Eastern Beach. (Image: Geelong Broadcasters/L Millard).
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The service at Eastern Beach wrapped up by around 6.30am while there was also a pre-dawn service at Johnstone Park, those attending acknowledged several younger faces in crowd.

Geelong RSL will be holding a wreath laying ceremony at the cenotaph from 9am ahead of the traditional march down Malop Street from 11am.

Another service will then be held later in the morning at 11.30am at Johnstone Park.