Red for Remembrance 1918 - 2018 We Will Not Forget

Project overview

On Remembrance Day, we remember all those who died or suffered serving our country during conflicts. The 11th November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

This historic occasion will be commemorated with a major event from 4pm on Saturday 10 November at Memorial Park in Gympie.

This project will acknowledge our region’s history and the significant contribution of Queenslanders in the campaign for their courage, integrity, resilience, mateship, teamwork, duty and sacrifice. 

Major event

  • Screening of five short film documentaries (produced for the project)
  • Three of the town's iconic buildings will be lit up with red themed evening illuminations and art projections
  • Three purpose built light boxes installed in Memorial Park that will project a Q100 Anzac Digital Collection of images from the Gympie region
  • A big band musical performance by Gympie High School
  • An ephemeral art installation of poppies made by the community 
  • A screening of a WW1 Australian feature film 

Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs or picnic rugs. 

Community initiatives 

  • Local schools, community organisations and aged care facilities are invited to make poppies that will create the Poppy Art installation. Special kits with templates and an instructional video will be distributed to schools and groups that would like to participate.
  • Local choirs and singers are invited to form a greater regional choir for the event. An introductory information session was held on Saturday, 22 September.
  • Local business and residents are invited to decorate their shops and letterboxes in red as a mark of respect to all of our servicemen and women. 


Bus timetable

Buses will be provided to transport residents to attend the event at Memorial Park on Saturday, 10 November. 
Free bus from Eastern Region
Time Rainbow Beach to Gympie Time Gympie to Rainbow Beach
2.30pm Rainbow Beach Community Hall 9.15pm Gympie Memorial Park
3.15pm Tin Can Bay State School
Snapper Creek Road
9.55pm Goomboorian Travel Stop
3.50pm Goomboorian Travel Stop 10.40pm Tin Can Bay State School
Snapper Creek Road
4.30pm Gympie Memorial Park 11.15pm Rainbow Beach Community Hall


Free bus from Southern Region
Time Mary Valley to Gympie Time Gympie to Mary Valley
3.15pm Mary Valley State College 9.15pm Gympie Memorial Park
3.40pm Kandanga State School 9.50pm Amamoor State School
3.55pm Amamoor State School 10.05pm Kandanga State School
4.30pm Gympie Memorial Park 10.30pm Mary Valley State College
Free bus from Western and Northern regions
Time Goomeri to Gympie Time Gympie to Goomeri
2.30pm 12 Laird Street, Goomeri 9.15pm Gympie Memorial Park
3.15pm Kilkivan Primary School 9.45pm Chatsworth State School
Allen Street bus stop
4.00pm Chatsworth State School
Allen Street bus stop
10.30pm Kilkivan Primary School
4.30pm Gympie Memorial Park 11.15pm 12 Laird Street, Goomeri

Wet weather

** Please note that in the case of wet weather, the Red for Remembrance event will be moved to the Gympie Civic Centre, Mellor Street, Gympie.

More information

For more details or to find out how you can be involved, contact Council's Cultural Development Officer on 1300 307 800.

This project is funded by the Gympie Regional Council and proudly supported by the Queensland Government.