Lane Cove 2018 ANZAC Day Guide

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Photo Credit: 1st Lane Cove Scouts

Want to know what is happening in Lane Cove on ANZAC Day? We have put together a guide for you.

Lane Cove ANZAC Day Service

The Lane Cove ANZAC Day Service commences promptly at 7.25 am. It’s a good idea to be there by 7.20am. The service runs for an hour or so, finishing around 8.30am. This allows Veterans to go to the city to march in the parade.

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The Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch and the Lane Cove Council put a great deal of effort into the ceremony so please come along and remember Lane Cove locals who served to protect our country. If you would like to know more about the planning of the service and the man behind it read our blog here.

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Events After the Ceremony

The Longueville Sporting Club (aka the Diddy)

There will be Two Up from 12 pm and free lawn bowls and 5 Lamb Spits.


The Lane Cove Club

The Lane Cove Club is closed for renovations so there will be no ANZAC day activities at the club.  However there will be breakfast at the Terrace Room in the Lane Cove Community Hub (aka the Little Street Car Park building).  After the ceremony, the Terrace Room will have tea, coffee & juice set up with cereal, and a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, hash browns, grilled sausages and tomatoes with toast.

All soldiers in uniform are welcomed as a guest of Lane Cove Bowls Club, the Band members are also catered for as guests of Lane Cove Council (including the choir). For all other guests, it’s $15 cash on the day payable at the door. St Michael’s Primary school Year 4 classes have made some beautiful art & poppies we have to share with the soldiers and guests on the day.

The Terrace Room will be serving breakfast from 8am, till 11am.They will also have egg & bacon rolls on the sunny side deck for $6.00

The Terrace Room are donating 20% of our takings to Legacy on this day.

The Longueville Hotel

The Longy will be open 12 pm till 11 pm on ANZAC Day.

Lane Cove Shopping on ANZAC Day

Coles and Woolworths will be open from 1pm till 9pm. About Life and Jack and Co are open on ANZAC DAY all day.

Most Coffee Shops in Lane Cove are open and they do serve coffee prior to the ceremony.

All  shops must remain closed until 1pm unless they are a small business (owned by one company or two people) or they are an exempt shop. Exempt shops are defined as:

  • Book shops
  • Cake and pastry shops
  • Chemists shops
  • Cooked provision shops
  • Florists shops
  • Fruit and vegetable shops
  • Newsagencies
  • Nurseries
  • Pet shops
  • Recorded music, video or dvd shops
  • Restaurants, cafes or kiosks
  • Seafood shops
  • Shops ancillary to venues for playing sport of physical recreation
  • Souvenir shops
  • Take-away food and drink shops
  • Tobacconists shops
  • Vehicle shops, vehicle service centres or petrol stations

Show us your ANZAC Day pride

Post to our Facebook page photos of your ANZAC Day commemorations. The photos do not have to be taken in Lane Cove, we just want to see the wonderful ways you commemorated ANZAC Day. The photo that we think most catches the spirit of ANZAC Day will win a small prize.

Events Leading Up to ANZAC DAY

Author Talk – Pompey Elliott at War: In his own words by Ross McMullin

Tuesday 10 April, 6:15pm – 7:30pm

Lane Cove Library

Award-winning historian and biographer Ross Mc Mullin will be discussing his latest biography with April 2018 marking the centenary of the stunning counter-attack at Villers- Bretonneux, where Pompey Elliott was a key figure. Bookings: 9911 3634.


History Talk: German Spring Offensive/Villers Bretonneux (WWI):

Tuesday 17 April, 6:15pm – 8:00pm

Lane Cove Library

This informative military talk will be presented by the Lane Cove R.S.L Sub-Branch and Lane Cove Library. Bookings: 9911 3634.


Thursday Tunes – Music that helped to win the war

Thursday 19 April, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Lane Cove Library

Local musician Graham Ball presents this musical celebration of the diggers’ spirit.


ANZAC Day Service

Wednesday 25 April, 7:25am – 8:30am

Lane Cove Plaza

Join the Lane Cove RSL Sub branch and Council for this local Lane Cove tradition.

The service will start promptly at 7:25am. Those members of the community who would like to march with the medals of family members are asked to arrive no later than 7:10am. Family representatives should wear the medals on the right side of the chest and congregate in Birdwood Lane (off Lane Cove Plaza, near McGrath).

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