Anzac Day at Bargara will be a little different this year...
MORE than 10,000 people are expected at Bargara to unite in observance of the 101st anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli on Anzac Day.
WATCH: A video taken at last year's service
And the message from Division 5 councillor Greg Barnes ahead of the much-anticipated Anzac Day commemorations is to get there early and be aware of the increased foot traffic in the region.
"We would urge people to be extra cautious because it will be dark and the streets will not be illuminated," he said.
"There will be a lot of people walking from parked cars so nice and slow is the go."
Cr Barnes said if you're dropping someone with disability off there will be access to two spots on See St on either side of Bauer St and one on the Esplanade
The two set-down areas are at See St opposite the Bargara Beach Hotel, See St outside Homeleigh House and the podiatrist
The third one is near the boat ramp on the Esplanade near Everdelle St
One of the great things about the Bundaberg region is the very personal connection many of our rural communities have with Anzac Day - Mayor Jack Dempsey
Between 4.30am and 5.30am the traffic lights at the Bundaberg- Bargara Rd and Davidson St intersection will be switched and police will manage traffic. During the same period, See St to Grimwood St will be closed off.
"We will have site controllers from 3am to help," Cr Barnes said.
"There will be limited disability parking behind Bargara Centerpoint off See St."
Photos from last year's Bargara service
The highlight of Bargara's Anzac Day commemorations will be the arrival of the HMAS Yarra.
"HMAS Yarra will position itself as close to the water as possible given the water is pretty shallow," Cr Barnes said.
"The Mustang will be flying directly over the Yarra.
"Both the pilot of the Mustang and the skipper of the Yarra will talk to the crowd through the PA system."
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the Bargara event would be part of 13 dawn parade services and eight civic services in locations across the region.
"One of the great things about the Bundaberg region is the very personal connection many of our rural communities have with Anzac Day," he said.
"Our messages of remembrance are shared in community centres, public halls, at seaside memorials and in quiet parks. I am personally looking forward to participating in services throughout the day."
Anzac Day services
Bargara Dawn Service
Parade marches at 5.30am from Bauer St to Bargara War Memorial
Details: Gunfire breakfast at the Bargara Beach Hotel
Bucca Dawn Service
Parade assembles at 4.20am from the Bucca Community Hall, Memorial Gardens and Plaque
Details: breakfast at the Bucca Community Hall
Bundaberg Dawn Service
Assemble at 4.10am at the Bundaberg Cenotaph
Details: Breakfast and morning tea at the RSL (limited to veterans and ex and current service members)
Bundaberg Civic Service
Parade marches at 8.30am from Bourbong St, turning at the Cenotaph to Anzac Park for the Civic Service
Burnett Heads Civic Service
Parade marches at 2.45pm from Zunker St to the Memorial Park
Details: Afternoon tea at the Lighthouse Hotel
Childers / Doolbi / Apple Tree Creek / Cordalba Dawn Services
Childers parade marches at 4.28am from Childers RSL to Memorial Precinct
Doolbi parade assembles at 4.50am at the Doolbi Memorial
Apple Tree Creek parade assembles at 5.10am at the Apple Tree Creek Memorial
Cordalba parade parches at 5.30am from Queen St to Memorial Park
Details: Gunfire breakfast at the Isis RSL and Cordalba Pub
Childers Citizens Service
Parade marches at 9.55am from cnr Churchill and North Sts to Isis Cultural Centre
Details: Refreshments and lunch at the Isis RSL
Elliott Heads Dawn Service
Service at 5.30am, Submarine Lookout, Elliott Heads
Details: Gunfire breakfast at Elliott Heads Bowls Club from 6am
Elliott Heads Memorial Service
Service at 11.15am, Submarine Lookout, Elliott Heads
Details: In the event of inclement weather the service will be held in the Elliott Heads Progress Hall
Gin Gin Dawn Service
Parade Marches - 4am, Gin Gin RSL to the Cenotaph
Details: Breakfast at the showgrounds starting at 4.45am
Gin Gin Civic Service
Parade marches at 9.30am from Gin Gin RSL to the Cenotaph
Details: Lunch at the showgrounds starting at noon
Moore Park Beach Dawn Service
Service at 5.30am, Memorial Garden, Park Dr, Moore Park Beach.
Details: Gunfire breakfast, Moore Park Bowls and Sports Club
Moore Park Beach Civic Service
Parade marches at 11.30am from Community Hall to the Memorial Garden.
Details: Refreshments and light snacks will be available at the Moore Park Beach Community Hall.
Rosedale Dawn Service
Parade marches at 5.50am, James St to Memorial Hall
Additional details - gunfire breakfast in Rosedale Hall following the Dawn Service
South Kolan Dawn Service
Parade marches at 6am, Kolan South State School to Monument
Additional details - breakfast, South Kolan Sports Reserve starting at 7.30am
War Nurses Service
Service at about 10.15am (at the completion of the Bundaberg Civic Service) War Nurses Memorial Park, cnr Bourbong and Takalvan Sts
Details: Everyone welcome and you can place a tribute
Woodgate Beach Dawn Service
Service at 5am, Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Community Park, the Esplanade, Woodgate Beach
Details: Refreshments, Community Hall
Woodgate Beach Citizens Service
Parade amarches at 10am around past to the Centenary of Anzac Memorial Community Park, the Esplanade, Woodgate Beach
Details: Tea, coffee, drinks and lunch at the Community Hall
5.15am: Assemble for 5.20am Dawn Service at Degilbo War Memorial, followed by light breakfast at Degilbo Hall. 8.15am: Assemble at QCWA Rooms, Edward St for 08.30am march to Biggenden Memorial Hall, Victoria St followed by Memorial Service.
4.30pm: Assemble at Coalstoun Lakes & District Soldiers Memorial Hall for Anzac Service followed by a light supper.
5.30am: Dawn Service at War Memorial, Moreton St followed by breakfast at QCWA Rooms.
9am: March from War Memorial to Eidsvold Community Hall, Moreton St.
9.30am: Citizens Commemorative Meeting at Eidsvold Community Hall.
10.15am: QCWA Morning Tea at Eidsvold Community Hall.
4.30am: Assemble at Gayndah Community Hall Supper Room.
5am: Assemble at QCWA Hall, Pineapple St followed by March to Cenotaph for Dawn Service.
8am: Gooroolba Parade Assemble at Gooroolba Memorial (bus supplied for Veterans leaving Golden Orange at 7:30am).
9.45am: Assemble near Court House, Capper St.
10am: Fall in for March to Honour Board, Capper St followed by Public Meeting at Gayndah Community Hall, Capper St.
6am: Dawn Service at Monto District RSL and Citizen's Memorial Club.
9.20am: Form up for 9:40am march from Monto District RSL and Citizen's Memorial Club, Rutherford St to Memorial Park, Newton St.
10am: Laying of wreaths at Memorial Park and Commemoration Meeting in Monto Community Hall.
5.30am: Dawn Service - March to Cenotaph followed by Daylight Service at Mundubbera Cemetery.
10.30am: Commemorative Service at Mundubbera Community Hall followed by march to Cenotaph for wreath laying.
5.25am: Dawn Service at the Cenotaph War Memorial, Heusman St.
10.50am: Parade assembles outside Mt Perry General Store, Heusman St followed by March to Cenotaph War Memorial, Heusman St.
11am: Commemoration Service at the Cenotaph War Memorial, Heusman St.