Tens of thousands turn out for Anzac Day services

TENS of thousands of people have gathered to pay tribute to our servicemen and women at Anzac Day services across the Gold Coast.

More than 20,000 people rose with the sun and crammed the beach at Currumbin for the dawn service.

A lone piper played from the top of Elephant Rock where Australian and New Zealand flags flew at half mast, while the ashes of 33 veterans were buried at sea, scattered on the waves by surf club crews.


Those who couldn’t make the early trip to Currumbin attended services elsewhere.

Thousands of people packed the Broadwater Parklands in Southport, while similar crowds lined the streets of Surfers Paradise for the early morning parade.

Dawn services were also held in Nerang, Helensvale, Mudgeeraba, Upper Coomera and Runaway Bay.

The Royal Australian Air Force have also performed a number of flyovers on the Coast throughout the morning.

A Globemaster flew over Arundel just after 9am, while a super hornet tore through the sky above Springbrook about 10.45am before buzzing Currumbin a few minutes later.

For a full list of midday and evening services on the Gold Coast, click here.