Residents of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula are being urged to mark Anzac Day in a similar fashion to last year, when Australians around the country stood on their driveways as the pandemic spread around the globe.

Key points:

  • Port Lincoln RSL will hold a veterans-only service and breakfast on Anzac Day
  • Residents are being encouraged to turn out on their driveways at dawn
  • Local RSL president Peter Linn hopes the vaccine rollout will lead to larger events come Remembrance Day

Port Lincoln RSL president Peter Linn said this year’s Anzac Day would be a less restricted, with up to 50 veterans expected at the club — a tenfold increase on last year.

“This year we’re having veterans come and lay wreaths, following a veterans-only breakfast,” Mr Linn said.

“Last year there were only 5 of us down there, it was special, but surreal.

“It was amazing driving down seeing people at the end of their driveways.”

Peter Linn is asking Eyre Peninsula locals to commemorate Anzac Day on their driveways.(

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‘More emotional than normal’

This year the RSL president is again, asking Port Lincoln residents to stand at the end of their driveways at dawn in an act of remembrance.

“This year it could be a bit more emotional than normal with just veterans,” he said.

Mr Linn hopes larger events will be allowed on Remembrance Day.(

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Mr Linn said the benefit of regional Anzac Day events were the smaller crowds, which were easier to manage.

“When there’s over 1,000 people there’s a whole new set of rules,” he said.

“So many veterans haven’t received their jab — we’re waiting for that to happen and when that’s there, we can actually do even more.

“My hope is, come November we can have a much bigger Remembrance Day service than we have had in the past year.”