Anzac Day is a day to remember all Australians who served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Anzac Day is significant to many Australians because it presents as an opportunity to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of those who served in past conflicts.
The public holiday takes place on April 25 — the same date the Australian and New Zealand armed forces landed on the shores of Gallipoli in 1915 during World War I.
The story of this military conflict is well-known: thousands of Australian and New Zealand Troops landed in Gallipoli, with the original intention of capturing the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies.
They were met with brutal resistance from their Turkish opponents and more than 2000 Australians and New Zealanders were killed or injured in the first day.
The plan to boldly wipe Turkey out of the war became a stalemate and after a long and dragged-out eight month campaign, the allied forces were evacuated at the end of 1915.
Both sides had suffered heavy casualties, including more than 8000 Australians killed.
These days, Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli.
It has become a day to remember all Australians who served and died in all wars and conflicts.
Anzac Day is also a time to celebrate those human qualities that are at the core of the Anzac spirit such as mateship, loyalty, courage and sacrifice.
Around the regions
10.30am—March starting corner of Forrest Street and Roe Road followed by an 11am service.
Followed by food and drink at the Capel RSL Hall Forrest Street.
10am — March starting out the front of the Commonwealth Bank on Abel Street, leading to a service at the Anzac Memorial.
Refreshments at the Town Hall after the service.
7.15am — Marchers to assemble on the roadway outside the St John Ambulance Sub Centre Ridley Place.
Followed by wreath laying ceremony and service in Brunswick Hall. Sausage sizzle following service.
6am — Dawn service at the Donnybrook War Memorial.
Followed by Gun Fire Breakfast at the RSL Hall at the Shire Hall.
9.30am—March starting at the Information Centre on South Western Highway.
Followed by a service at Donnybrook War Memorial.
6am — Dawn service at the front of the Harvey Library.
10am — March out the front of the IGA.
11am — Service at the Recreation Centre followed by refreshments