ANZAC DAY in Cowes

Despite all the reconstruction of the jetty triangle area, Phillip Island RSL is pleased to announce that all commemorative services on ANZAC Day will be proceeding as usual, just in a slightly different way.  Head to The Esplanade adjacent to the Cowes Cenotaph between Bass Avenue and Thompson Avenue.

The services will be conducted from a stage straddling Thompson Avenue, facing west on The Esplanade.  A large screen will be in place so that everyone will see what is happening on the stage.

People laying wreaths should aim to stand as close to the cenotaph as possible.

  • Dawn Service from 6am sharp
  • Morning tea for marchers and their families, thanks to the Phillip Island & San Remo Rotary Club, will be at the Cowes Cultural Centre – lawn area – free for veterans wearing medals on their left lapel.
  • March muster is at 1040 – RSM is Chris Cannin
  • March steps off at 1050 along Thompson Avenue to The Esplanade
  • 11am service at the Cowes Cenotaph area

Guest speakers:.

  • Dawn Service: Brittany Carlson (Drama Captain) Newhaven College
  • 11:00am Service: Aaron Fraser (College Captain) Newhaven College
  • Lt. Andrew Senn from HMAS Cerberus is the guest speaker at the 11am Service.


  • Anthony Foon
  • Australian Highland Pipe Band
  • Newhaven College Middle School Coir
  • Kelly Foster

Post service entertainment at the RSL from 12.30pm:

  • Australian Highland Pipe Band
  • The Valeries between 1 & 3pm

Veterans and their immediate families requiring a lift to or from the services are to contact Welfare Services on 5952 1004 during business hours at least one week prior in order to arrange transport.