Commemorating ANZAC Day


The Charters Towers region will join with the rest of Australia to commemorate ANZAC Day on Thursday, 25 April 2024.

The Charters Towers Commemorations commence at 5:50am with a Dawn Service to be held at the War Memorial Cemetery located to the north of Charters Towers on the Lynd Highway.  The Commemoration March will start at 9am from Mosman Street and end at the Gill Street Cenotaph for the Commemoration Ceremony.

Mayor Liz Schmidt is encouraging people and families to line the march route to show their support for the marchers as they proceed.

“Ample gathering spaces will be available in designated areas around the Cenotaph, offering the public an opportunity to lay a wreath at the appropriate moment during the service.

“If you are intending to lay a wreath at the commemoration ceremony, please make contact with Council by emailing  There will be designated areas for wreath layers so your emailed advice will assist the organisers”, says Mayor Schmidt.

“Kindly note that Gill Street, spanning from Mosman Street to Boundary Street, will be closed to all traffic starting from 6:00am.  Any vehicles parked within these closed sections will not be accessible for relocation until after the event concludes.” she says.

The ceremony areas at the Cemetery and Cenotaph in Gill Street are not undercover, those attending the service at either location are advised to eat a light meal prior to attending, bring a hat, and a water bottle.

The below illustration shows the designated areas that will be set aside for the various groups surrounding the Cenotaph on ANZAC Day.

2024 Cenotaph layout


Council is encouraging those unable to attend one of this year’s commemorative events to ‘Light up the Dawn’ at their home.

“Lighting up the dawn enables individuals who cannot attend any of the commemorative events to still take part.” says Mayor Schmidt.

Light up the Dawn involves standing at the end of your driveway, on your balcony or in your living room at 6am and observing a minute’s silence as the sun rises to remember all those who have served and sacrificed.

The Charters Towers Region has a number of commemorative events across all townships. A full list can be found below.


Wednesday, 24 April: 9:00am Commemorative Ceremony; Homestead State School

Charters Towers

5:50am Dawn Service; Charters Towers Cemetery

9:00am Commemoration Parade and Commemoration Ceremony; Mosman St to Gill St Cenotaph


9:30am Commemoration March and Ceremony, Greenvale State School; Parade commences at Kylee Court

Hervey Range

10:00am Commemoration Ceremony; Hervey Range Community Hall


5:30am Dawn Service ; Soldiers Memorial Hall

9:30am Commemoration Parade ; Soldiers Memorial Hall


6:00am Dawn Service; Ravenswood Courthouse Museum


7:00am Commemoration Service; Memorial (Burdekin Duck Roadhouse)