Local ANZAC Day 2021 Events
*** Due to 3-day lockdown for Perth Metro and Peel regions in relation to COVID-19 announced by WA Government ANZAC dawn services have been cancelled - For those who wish to participate in the driveway service, listen to services live via radio *** Residents and visitors are encouraged to commemorate ANZAC Day 2021, with local events in Kalamunda and Pickering Brook to remember and reflect on the sacrifices of our past and current service personnel.
Kicking things off at 11am, Saturday 24 April 2021 is the ANZAC Parade from the Kalamunda shopping precinct to the Kalamunda Cenotaph for an 11.45am service and followed by a social gathering at the Kalamunda RSL Hall at 12.30pm.
On Sunday 25 April 2021, people are invited to gather at the 1War Memorial at 5.45am for a 6am Dawn Service and a Gunfire breakfast from 6.45am.
Similarly, people can attend the Pickering Brook 2War Memorial from 5.45am for a 6am Dawn Service.
President of the Kalamunda Sub Branch of the RSL Mr Geof Irvin encouraged community members to commemorate those fallen in the way that they feel safe. “We understand some people may prefer to stay home, and if that is the case we encourage you to listen to the broadcast. We have worked closely with the City of Kalamunda to ensure COVID-19 safety measures are in place for ANZAC, and as such we encourage community members to attend the War memorial and pay tribute to all those who have served, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Mayor Margaret Thomas said the City is a proud supporter of ANZAC Day and is pleased local commemorations can be attended in person this year following the necessary cancellation of parades and gatherings in 2020.
“It’s important we remember the countless men and women who have fallen, the many who returned and those still working to protect us,” Cr Thomas said. “We will not forget them.
The Mayor will play at The Last Post at dawn.
For those who need to stay home on ANZAC Day or wish to participate in the driveway service, the Kalamunda RSL’s Dawn Service will be broadcast live via Kalamunda Community Radio (KCR-102.5FM).
For more information contact the City on (08) 9257 9999 or email email@example.com.
1 Kalamunda War memorial is located corner of Recreation Road and Canning Road, Kalamunda
2 Pickering Brook War memorial is located at Heritage Park on Pickering Brook Road, Pickering Brook
Updated: 23 April 2021 3.45pm