Brigades pay their respects on Anzac Day

Member News image Geelong West attended their local ANZAC Day march


CFA brigades across the state have paid respect to Australia's defence force personnel, both past and present, for this year’s ANZAC Day.


Members across Victoria attended services throughout the day, laying wreaths and taking part in a moment of silence to remember those who have fallen.

Geelong West brigade was one of the many brigades that attended an ANZAC Day service, taking part in the annual Geelong ANZAC March.

Geelong West Captain Paul Cockerill said it’s an important event in the brigade’s calendar each year.

“We have been attending the Geelong ANZAC March for quite some time – as long as I remember – and after being unable to for the last two years it’s been nice being back," Paul said.

"A number of District 7 brigades attend the march including Geelong West and Grovedale.”

Paul said that as well as paying respects, many brigade members have a family connection to the event as well.

“We go along to be respectful, but also for me it’s a bit more personal than that. My grandfather fought in World War 2 and I always marched with him as a kid. When he passed away, I wanted to keep the tradition going by participating with CFA.

“It allows other members to do the same. Many of us had grandparents who fought in the war, and this enables us to carry on that tradition set by them by marching with CFA.

“We feel honoured to take part in the march,” Paul said. “Lest we forget.”


  • Member News imageCohuna CFA attended their local dawn service
  • Member News image Warrandyte CFA paid their respects
  • Member News image Doreen CFA laid wreaths at their local service
  • Member News image Grovedale CFA attended a dawn service
  • Member News image Dromana CFA attended a local march
Submitted by CFA News