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ANZAC Day will be commemorated across the Shire on Thursday 25 April 2024.

Three locations throughout the Douglas Shire will host a Dawn service or Commemorative March to honour and remember the sacrifices made.

2024 marks the 109th Anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli, Turkey.

A Dawn Service will take place in Mossman at the Cenotaph on Front street, followed by a commemorative march in Port Douglas.

In Cow Bay, people can participate in a Dawn March starting from My Pathways car park.

The Daintree Ferry will be open at 4am on Anzac Day to accommodate ferry users wishing to attend dawn services.

Douglas Shire Mayor Lisa Scomazzon, will address the Mossman and Port Douglas services.

ANZAC Day services and road closures

Mossman Dawn Service

Meet at Mossman Cenotaph on Front St at 5:15am, with official proceedings from 5:25am

Port Douglas Commemorative March

Meet at Port Douglas Village in Macrossan Street from 10am and begin the march towards the cenotaph at 10:15am. Official proceedings begin at the Port Douglas Cenotaph at 10:30am

  • ROAD CLOSURE: Corner of Wharf Street and Macrossan Street, and Macrossan Street from Grant Street to Wharf Street will be closed to traffic from 7am till 12pm with detours in place.

Cow Bay Dawn March

Meet at My Pathways car park (1475 Cape Tribulation) at 4:35am and march to the Cow Bay Cenotaph. Official proceedings to begin at 5am

  • TRANSPORT INFORMATION: Cape Tribulation Road will be open from 3:45am and the Daintree Ferry will begin operations at 4am to allow those wishing to travel to attend the Cow Bay Service.

School groups, community groups and sporting clubs are welcome to attend but we request that you be mindful of space at the cenotaph and the space required for each group.


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