ANZAC Day Activities In Toowong Cemetery

A week of Anzac-themed events is coming up in Toowong Cemetery. If you’re looking for some activities to commemorate the day, you can check out these activities from 19-28 April 2018.

Hundreds of servicemen who died whilst on active duty or after the war were laid to rest in this cemetery. The place is considered to be highly significant for Anzac history, so it is but fitting for the cemetery to be the venue to commemorate the sacrifice of the country’s heroes.

Guided Theatrical Tours

One of the Anzac events at Toowong Cemetery is the nightly guided theatrical tour. The tour will guide participants through the lights to tell the stories of the Anzacs buried at the cemetery

The tours will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every night. However, on movie night on Saturday 28 April, the tour will start early at 6:00 p.m.

Interested individuals should come at least 15 minutes before the scheduled tour.

Lighting Installation

At the ‘Soldiers Corner’ at Portion 10 in the cemetery, there will be a lighting installation from 6:00 p.m each night. The light display will run from 19-28 April.


The South Brisbane Federal Band will perform at the entrance of the cemetery. Make sure to bring a blanket with you so you can sit on the grass whilst you listen to free entertainment.

On 28 April, the Australian Military Wives Brisbane will fill the cemetery with music from the war era.

Movie Night

After the concert on 28 April, catch the War Horse movie with your loved ones. The screening will be at the Canon Garland Place from 7:30 p.m.

No bookings are required and there are also no seating arrangements. Feel free to bring picnic rugs, camping chairs, beanbags or cushions for seats.

Each event is FREE and will run from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Anzac-themed events are made possible with the help of Backbone Youth Arts Inc.

Toowong Hosts ANZAC Week Events

In remembrance of Australians and New Zealanders who served and died fighting for their countries, the Brisbane City Council (BCC) will hold a week-long series of events to commemorate the fallen, from 21 to 29 April. These events at the Toowong Cemetery is part of the BCC’s City of Lights program and is done in partnership with the Backbone Youth Arts Inc.

During the week, there will be a round of theatrical tours. A concert, aptly called “In Remembrance”, will be held to show honour to the fallen on the 23rd of April with performances by solo artists, choirs and the Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra.

Wrapping up the week-long commemoration on the 29th of April will be a screening of the Australian classic film Gallipoli, a cinematic journey about two soldiers who were exposed to the realities of war in Turkey, during World War I.

The ANZAC Week events are all free of charge. Everyone is welcome.

Event details

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