The Currumbin RSL ANZAC Day Dawn Service on Saturday 25th of April 2020 will commence at 5am. We invite all members of the community to attend this National Day of Remembrance at Elephant Rock.
The service is renowned for being respectful, commemorative, inclusive and attracts visitors from intrastate, interstate and internationally all who want to share this day of remembrance.
3am Park and Ride commences from Currumbin RSL and The Pines Shopping Centre (Gold Coin donation for non veterans)
3.30am Gates to march assembly area will be open (Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Village Green at 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin)
4am March Assembly and wristband check
4:35am March Off commences from Tomewin St, Currumbin
5am Dawn Service commences at Elephant Rock, Currumbin Beach
On completion of the Dawn Service the buses will return patrons from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary back to The Pines and Currumbin RSL for a gold coin donation (for non veterans).
There will be road closures around Currumbin Beach from 2am on Saturday 25 April, which includes Pacific Parade (north and south of Elephant Rock), Woodgee Street, Tomewin Street and Murraba Street. These roads reopen after the service concludes at around 8am.
Due to high demand for the Park & Ride service, we encourage those that are able to, to walk. There is a ‘Bike and Walk’ option with a bike rack located opposite Murraba Street on the beach.
Please be patient for crowds to disperse. For full road closures in Currumbin and the wider Gold Coast visit the Gold Coast City Council website.
Seated Ceremonial Area
Seating for the ceremonial area is for veterans and their families as well as those participating in the service. Although seating for veterans and their families is guaranteed they are still required to register. Go to https://www.currumbinrsl.com.au/2020-dawn-service-registration-form/ to register.
Registration for the dedicated ceremonial seated area will remain open until 31 March 2020.
Once registered, your information pack will be ready for collection from the Currumbin RSL Reception Team from Monday 6 April 2020 until Friday 19 April 2020. Photographic identification is required to collect your registration pack (e.g. a license or passport). The seating for this area is priority reserved for Serving Military, Returned Service Men and Women and family plus dignitaries and members of the Currumbin RSL Sub-Branch.
If you are visiting Currumbin for the service the following accommodation houses work closely with Currumbin RSL and provide a range of accommodation options.
**Short walking distance to assembly point and Elephant Rock for Dawn Service**
– The Rocks Resort Currumbin (across the road from the beach) Ph: 5534 4466
– Sanctuary Beach Resort Currumbin (absolute beachfront) Ph: 5598 2524
– Sandcastles Currumbin (absolute beachfront) Ph: 5598 2999
– Sanctuary Lakes Resort Currumbin (backs onto Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary) Ph: 5534 3344
**Approximately 1km walking distance east to Elephant Rock and 1km west to Currumbin RSL**
– The Hill Apartments Ph: 5598 1233 (overlooking Currumbin Estuary)
– Little Cove Resort Ph: 5534 4922 (overlooking Currumbin Estuary)
**Short walk to catch The Pines Shopping Centre courtesy bus for the Dawn Service**
– Bay of Palms Resort Elanora Ph: 5598 3055 (next to The Pines Shopping Centre)
– Isle of Palms Elanora Ph: 5598 1733 (next to The Pines Shopping Centre)
**Other close by accommodation – you will need to find your own way to Currumbin RSL or The Pines Shopping Centre to catch a bus to the beachfront for the Dawn Service**
– Red Star Palm Beach cnr Sarawak & Gold Coast Hwy (across the road from Dune Cafe) Ph: 5534 5566
– Princess Palm Resort Palm Beach Ph: 5534 5455 (absolute beachfront)
– Royal Palm Resort Palm Beach Ph: 5534 5999 (absolute beachfront)
– Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park (caravan park) Ph: 5667 2700
Regency on the Beach Palm Beach
19th Ave on the Beach Palm Beach
Currumbin Sands Palm Beach
Golden Riviera Tugun
La Costa Motel Bilinga
San Chelsea Apartments Bilinga
Kirra Surf Apartments
For other options visit www.southergoldcoast.com.au
What are the details for the Currumbin RSL Mid Morning ANZAC Day Service?
We hold a Mid Morning service at our cenotaph area on ANZAC Day. The March Off commences at 10:30am from Winders Park and the Mid Morning Service starts at 11am.
-FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-
Can I make a donation to support Veterans?
Yes. The Veterans’ Support Centre is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission and donations can be made in person at Reception or over the phone by calling 5534 7999. Alternatively, you can tap your card on a special EFTPOS machine located in Currumbin RSL which will automatically deduct $2 from your account and goes straight to the Veterans’ Support Centre.
What time will Currumbin RSL be open and closed on ANZAC Day?
6:15am Gunfire Breakfast at Currumbin RSL – $5 (free for current and ex-serving personnel)
10am Club closes in preparation for Mid Morning service, Parade Assembly at Winders Park
10:30am March off from Winders Park
11am Mid Morning service commences at the Cenotaph at Currumbin RSL
12pm Club opens
1pm Live entertainment with Hammer & Thongs
1pm Two Up begins
4pm All people under 18 years must vacate the premises
5pm Club closes
What are the dress regulations to enter Currumbin RSL?
Currumbin RSL maintains a high standard of service, dress and behaviour. All patrons must be clean, neat and tidy in smart casual appearance and obscene or offensive language or clothing will not be tolerated. Persons with intimidating tattoos or appearance may be refused entry.
As a mark of respect to the RSL tradition no headwear is to be worn (except for medical or religious reasons). No industrial, soiled or torn clothing, no swimwear, no provocative clothing, no clothing with obscene or offensive language and no leather vest, patches or colours associated with gangs is allowed. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Dress Regulations are at the absolute discretion of Management.
What identification do I need to enter Currumbin RSL?
Currumbin RSL is a licensed venue and therefore current photographic identification must be shown at entry.
To ensure smooth entry on the day, please ensure your membership card is up to date and renew your expired membership. If you are not yet a member, membership can be purchased from as little as $2 from Reception. Please note because of the volume of people in the Club on ANZAC Day memberships will not be available for purchase on the day. Please become a member BEFORE 25 April to avoid entry delays on ANZAC Day.
Members are given priority to enter the Club on ANZAC Day.
Are children permitted at Currumbin RSL on ANZAC Day?
Yes, people under 18 years of age are permitted at Currumbin RSL on ANZAC Day but must be supervised and with a responsible adult at all times. Under 18’s must remain inside at all times (not on grass or deck area) and must vacate the premises by 4pm.
What entertainment will be on at Currumbin RSL on ANZAC Day?
The Main Bar will feature a live band – Hammer & Thongs from 1pm in the Club. There will also be Two Up at the rear of the Club.
What time does Two Up start at Currumbin RSL on ANZAC Day?
Two Up begins at 1pm and is located outside at the rear of the Club.
Will the Courtesy Bus be operating on ANZAC Day?
There will be no Pick Up service on ANZAC Day. However the Courtesy Bus will begin a Drop Off service from 3:30pm until the Club closes. No bookings will be taken – ‘first in, first served’ on the day.
Please remember why we are here today. To pay respects to the warrior class of men and women who sacrificed so much so that we can all enjoy all that we have today. Take the time to shake the hand of our wonderful veterans and currently serving servicemen and women and say “thank you”.
Currumbin RSL offers a number of different locations to enjoy a variety of entertainment.