"A custom is a practice, a mode of behaviour or a particular way of acting in a given set of circumstances; a tradition is the passing down over time of a custom."

The City of Newcastle RSL Sub-Branch proudly carry on the customs and traditions in honour of the memory of those gallant men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to their country.

Picture: Newcastle Herald Local News,
HMAS Newscastle, Freedom of Entry March, April 24, 2017


Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day in Australia is an occasion to commemorate and remember all Australians who have died as a result of war.

The Ode

In most ceremonies of remembrance there is a reading of an appropriate poem. One traditional recitation on Anzac Day is the Ode.
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