Lane Cove 2023 ANZAC Day FAQ’s and Guide

Want to know what is happening in Lane Cove on ANZAC Day?  Here are the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about ANZAC Day in Lane Cove and a guide to activities after the ceremony and trading hours for our local cafes/restaurants and supermarkets.

Lane Cove ANZAC Day Ceremony

Is there a Dawn Service in Lane Cove?

No – We are always asked why there is no dawn service in Lane Cove.  A previous RSL Sub Branch president told us local veterans like to attend the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in the CBD and then return to Lane Cove for their local service.

Is there an ANZAC Day Ceremony in Lane Cove? If so, where and what time?

The ANZAC Day ceremony is on Tuesday, 25 April 2023, at The Canopy at 7.25 am.

Please arrive at 7:15 am for a 7:25 am start.

The Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch asks that anyone who intends on marching at the Ceremony please form up on the South Side of the Canopy toilets, ready to step off at 7:25 am.

Where can I park?

You can park at The Canopy, Little Street Car Park, Harris Farm Car Park and Lane Cove Market Square Car park.  Lane Cove Council are encouraging people to walk as there is great demand for parking due to the number of people who attend the ceremony.  Despite numerous requests from Lane Cove Council, the Lane Cove Market Square carpark lifts can be an issue.  Woolworths is not open until 1.00 pm, which means access via the travellators is cut off, and the lifts are not always programmed correctly.  They should be programmed to skip the Woolworths level and stop at the ground floor, but sometimes access to all levels is restricted.  If this is the case, you need to walk towards the Harris Farm building and take the stairs near BWS up to Burns Bay Road.

Who organises the ANZAC Day event?

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.

Will Poppies be Sold?

Lane Cove Rotary will be selling handmade crocheted Poppies.

Where Can I Find Details About the Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch?

If there are any current or ex-serving military personnel in the Lane Cove Council area, the Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch would like to invite you to join their sub-branch.

Local members of the sub-branch say the benefits of joining RSL NSW, and in particular, your local Sub-Branch are comradeship, a sense of belonging, and local military history presentation.  You can also be involved in fundraising and supporting local commemorative events.

If anyone is interested in joining the Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch, contact the Assistant Secretary – [email protected] to find out more details.

The Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch look forward to seeing everyone at the Anzac Day Ceremony.

Will Rosemary be available?

The Lane Cove Council also hands out Rosemary and Orders of Service.

Rosemary is a traditional ANZAC Day emblem of remembrance.  A sprig of rosemary is pinned to a coat lapel or held in place by medals. Rosemary has particular significance as it grows wild on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Are There Any Other Ceremonies in Lane Cove?

Lane Cove Bowling Club

The Lane Cove Bowling Club will hold its service at 11.30 am.  The service will include:

  • Address
  • Wreath Laying
  • Ode of Remembrance
  • Last Post
  • One Minute Silence
  • The Rouse
  • National Anthem

Lane Cove ANZAC Day Events

Where will Two-Up Be Played?

During the day, our local clubs and pubs have special events and activities for you to enjoy.

The Alcott

The Alcott will have a Diggers Breakfast from 8.30 am.  A Sunday Roast (yes, on a Tuesday) will be available all day and includes all the trimmings.

There will be Two Up at 2.00 pm and Members Happy Hour pricing all day.

Book a table in advance by calling 9428 5155 or book online.



The Longueville Sporting Club (aka the Diddy)

Enjoy two up and live music on ANZAC Day.

Two-Up will be running from 2 pm!

Bookings will be essential so get in fast.  Book here.



The Longueville Hotel

The Longy will be open from 12 pm till 11 pm on ANZAC Day. They don’t have 2UP but they have bangers and mash and a special ANZAC Day desert.


Lane Cove Bowling Club

There will be 2-Up in the afternoon.

Porters Northwood

They are open from 10 am to 8 pm tomorrow.

Cafes/Restaurant Opening Hours on ANZAC Day


Most Coffee Shops in Lane Cove are open, and they will serve coffee prior to the ceremony.  If you want to have brunch or coffee after the service, book a table with your favourite cafe/eatery because, after the service, the cafes are packed as everyone wants a table at the same time.


Unwined will be open from 6.00 am.

Garcon will be open from 7 am – book here for after the ceremony.
Sunset Diner will also be open for breakfast with a special ANZAC Day brunch offering.
Four Frogs Creperie will be open from 9 am and you can have a savoury galette for breakfast or a crepe – book here.
Lilah will be open for dinner (The owners of Lilah also own Crust Lane Cove and Zeus Greek Restaurant in Willoguhby and they will be open.)
Kasina Korean Eatery – will be open for lunch and dinner.

The following will be closed for ANZAC Day:

Masala Kitchen
Lil Lane Closed

Lane Cove Shopping/Retail on ANZAC Day


Coles, ALDI and Woolworths will be open from 1 pm.

Harris Farm Markets will be open with normal trading hours.

Convenience Stores

Jack and Co is open on ANZAC DAY all day.  Centro Lane Cove West is open on ANZAC Day all day.


Bakers Delight will be open.


As locals own numerous retail shops in Lane Cove and fall within the exceptions below – they will be open, but usually, they adopt Sunday Trading hours (start at 10.00 am) or are only open from 1 pm to 4 pm.

All  shops must remain closed until 1 pm 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 station


Show us your ANZAC Day pride


If you post a photo of your ANZAC Day commemorations on either Instagram or Facebook, remember to tag ITC or send us your photos. 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.

ANZAC Day Craft

For those of you with little ones, thanks to a local Art Teacher and owner of JumpingClay Australia, Jana Griffiths, who has pulled together a few ANZAC Day-themed craft and art activities which are simple and easy to do.  Read more here.

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