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Centenary of ANZAC Regional Sleep Out

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Sleep under the stars just like the original Anzacs or enjoy the family-friendly entertainment until 9pm and return in the morning for the City's Anzac Day service.

On the eve of April 25, Victoria Park No. 1 Oval will be transformed into a first World War 'experience' to commemorate and mark 100 years since the landing at Anzac Cove in 1915.

The event marks a historical milestone and is proudly presented by Dubbo City Council, in conjunction with the Dubbo RSL Sub-Branch and the Dubbo City Youth Council.


Download the official program and map: 

Anzac Regional Sleep Out - Program and Map Anzac Regional Sleep Out - Program and Map (414 KB)

Friday 24 April 2015 
4pm  Gates open; World War One displays open for exhibition
6pm  Parade featuring Light Horse display, Army and Air Cadets and the Dubbo Pipe Band 
6.30pm  Official opening 
7pm  Live music and entertainment, including Celia Pavey and The Bushwackers
9pm  No admission / pass outs after 9pm 
9.30pm - late  Historically significant movies and documentaries play on the big screen throughout the night
10pm Food services cease
Saturday 25 April 2015
5am  Reveille from the Bugler indicates it's time to assemble for the Dawn Service 
5.45am  Dawn service at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park 
10.15am  Anzac Day March commences from Dubbo RSL Club
11am  Commemorative service at Cenotaph in Victoria Park 

Watch: Celia Pavey  Watch: The Bushwackers


  • You don't have to sleep out but you do still need a ticket
  • No ticket – no entry
  • Tickets will not be available at the door so book now
  • Family entertainment winds down at 9pm - no pass outs will be given
  • If under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult
  • The site will be 100% alcohol and smoke free
  • Swags and sleeping bags only (no tents etc)
  • Food and drink will be available to purchase but there will be no EFTPOS facilities on site 
  • You can BYO food and drink (non-alcohol) 
  • Security will moderate patrons based on the terms and conditions.

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What to bring to the Sleep-Out

Do to space restrictions, you can bring one backpack or small bag each plus your sleeping gear (all bags and eskies will be checked by Security at the entrance gate). Some recommended items to bring are:

  • Tickets
  • Appropriate clothing/sleepwear
  • Swag/sleeping mat/sleeping bag/pillow
  • Cash (food, refreshments and souvenirs will be available on-site)
  • Small amount of snack food
  • Picnic blanket.

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Terms and Conditions

  1. No ticket, no entry to the Sleep-Out event;
  2. No ticket sales at the gate (all tickets must be pre-purchased);
  3. Age limit: All persons under the age of 18 attending the Sleep-Out must be accompanied by an adult;
  4. Once confirmed, ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or cancellations are available except as required by law;
  5. The right of admission is reserved and is subject to the seller's and the venue's terms of admission;
  6. Entry to the venue is at an individual’s own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Dubbo City Council will not be responsible for any loss, damage, harm or injury arising from a participant’s entry to the event;
  7. You may be denied entry into, or removed from, the event where there are reasonable grounds to do so, including if you breach these Terms and Conditions, or you are intoxicated, under the influence of illicit drugs, inappropriately attired or adversely affecting the enjoyment of the event by others;
  8. Smoking policy: Smoking is prohibited. The entire Regional Anzac Sleep-Out event is a smoke-free zone.
  9. Security services at Victoria Park No. 1 Oval will cease at 6.30am, Saturday, 25 April 2015. Council will not be responsible for personal property after that time;
  10. Photography: Council will not be seeking individual permission to film, record or photograph the event. All images acquired will be used for reporting and promotional purposes only.
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Banned items

For the safety and enjoyment of all, the following items are not permitted:

  • Tents
  • Camp stretchers
  • Guy ropes for swags;
  • Alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Fireworks, flares & sparklers
  • Gas bottles & cooking facilities
  • Open flames/camp fires
  • Glass/glass bottles
  • Pets or animals
  • Personal sound systems
  • Chairs in designated Sleep-Out zones (chairs may be used by disabled or mobility impaired patrons)
  • Bean bags
  • Weapons
  • Lasers
  • Umbrellas (please use a raincoat or a poncho)
  • Vehicles.

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Disabled access

The event will be fully accessible to mobility impaired and wheelchair patrons. This includes disabled parking bays, wheel-chair friendly entrance to the event, seating arrangements and event facilities.

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Wet weather plan

All efforts will be made to ensure the event goes ahead, however if a large rain event occurs, all ticket-holders will be contacted via email and notified of the event’s cancellation by 9am on Thursday 23rd April. This will also be publicised online at and and in local media where possible.

Entertainment will be transferred to Dubbo Showground in Wingewarra St, Dubbo, however the actual overnight Sleep-Out will not be proceed. There will be no ticket refunds.

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