Anzac Day 2015 - Goolwa, Strathalbyn, Port Elliot | PHOTOS

Port Elliot

Port Elliot RSL president Alan Oliver concluded the town's dawn service by saying "as you look around this is Port Elliot, and this is why men were prepared to fight for it".

About 500 people stood along The Strand in front of the Port Elliot war memorial to commemorate Anzac Day 2015.

Wreaths were laid by Phillip Dodd, Port Elliot Life Saving Club, Alexandrina Council and local school students.

John Hender played the Last Post, Penny Smith sang Australian national anthem and Deirdre Sutherland performed the New Zealand national anthem.

Natalie Harding from Encounter Lutheran College, sang Amazing Grace, which brought tears to the eyes of many in the crowd.


The Strathalbyn dawn service was held in at the town's memorial gardens. Following the service breakfast was provided in the RSL clubrooms.


The Anzac Day dawn service at Goolwa attracted more than 3000 people.

Goolwa RSL president Bob Plummer was ecstatic at the response, as the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in World War was "frenetic".

"We had very big numbers and a very pleasing response from schools in the region," Mr Plummer said.

"Everything went smoothly."