Members Statement: Anzac Day

02 May 2023

It was a pleasure to attend a number of Anzac Day ceremonies held across the Bellarine, and I must say that each of those services was a very fitting tribute paid to those men and women who have served our country.

The day commenced with a dawn service organised by the Queenscliff-Point Lonsdale RSL, a truly moving event with a backdrop of the sun rising over the Rip.

I then attended morning services at Leopold War Memorial and later the Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads RSL service. It was a pleasure to see hundreds of residents supporting their local ceremonies and paying their respects.

In the afternoon it was great to be part of a big crowd watching Drysdale take on the Portarlington football club in their traditional Anzac Day match. Congratulations to all the RSL sub-branches on their work, including Portarlington, St Leonards, Drysdale and Barwon Heads, where services were also held.