Anzac Day set to dawn again

City Hall will be lit up with projections until May 1 to commemorate ANZAC Day. (Supplied)

Ash Bolt

Red poppies and images of veterans will light up Geelong’s City Hall as part of Anzac Day commemorations across the region.

The projection program from artist Matt Bonner features the human impact of war and its devastation on the lives of families in the Geelong region.

Deputy mayor Trent Sullivan said the projection was one way the City of Greater Geelong was honouring the sacrifice of service men and women by proudly commemorating Anzac Day.

“The projections are a moving tribute to those have served in our country’s defence, and those who continue to serve today,” he said.

“Anzac Day is a time to pause and reflect on the sacrifices of our defence force personnel and all those who have given their lives in service of our nation.”

The free projection display will be on show from 7pm to 11pm daily from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, May 1.

The City will install commemorative banners across the region and lower flags on City Hall and other buildings. The catenary lights at the intersection of Moorabool and Malop Streets will be turned red on Anzac Day.

The Geelong RSL will host several Anzac Day services throughout the day.

It will host a pre-dawn service from 4.15am at the Geelong War Memorial in Johnstone Park, followed by a dawn service at Eastern Beach Reserve from 5.50am.

It will also host a service at the Geelong RSL in Belmont at 9am and then the march along Malop Street from 11am before a service in Johnstone Park.

Across the region will also be dawn services in Lara, Ocean Grove, Portarlington, at the Boer War Memorial on Latrobe Terrace, Torquay, Queenscliff, Lorne, Bannockburn and Apollo Bay.

There will also marches and later services in Ocean Grove, Portarlington, Leopold, Barwon Heads, Norlane, Drysdale, Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Inverleigh, Lorne, Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff, St Leonards and Winchelsea.

Anzac Day is next Monday, April 25.