The Last Post Project invites musicians of all ages and instruments to join with us in creating a unique event in commemoration of ANZAC Day 2021. By registering, you will join with the many who will sound the “Last Post” across the country on this important day. This project is also open to schools and other groups.
Musicians can participate by registering their interest via the registration form at the bottom of this page. Skunwkorks will hold a number of workshops in March and April to teach participants to play the Last Post and Rouse; the required drills and protocols; and the meaning of the Anzac Day service.
Each participant will be provided with their own dedicated sponsorship web page to which they will direct their sponsors for donations (participants can use a pseudonym on the their web page if they wish). The proceeds of the sponsorships will be donated to the Womens Veterans Network Australia and Mates4Mates.
If you would like to be a sponsor for this project but do not personally know one of the musicians you can go straight to the sponsorship page and choose a participant to sponsor.
On Anzac Day participants will play The Last Post at dawn (6am) in their driveway. With COVID restrictions causing reduced or cancelled Anzac Day services this is a meaningful way we can acknowledge our service men and women and provide practical support for our veterans. Participants may also wish to play at their school's Anzac service or other community centre (church, retirement home etc.).
Women Veterans Network Australia are about connecting past and present Women of Defence with resources, support & information to live an empowered & fulfilling life. Women have unique transitional challenges because of their role in the military and society. They experience deployment and reintegration different than men.
Women Veterans Network Australia is the only organisation in Australia that is solely focused on the wellbeing of female veterans. We reach multiple women, communities and organisations in metro, regional, rural and remote locations across Australia.
Established in 2013, Mates4Mates has become one of the country’s leading charities providing physical, psychological, and social support services to veterans and their families impacted by service.
Their services can be accessed nationally through purpose-built Family Recovery Centres in North Queensland, South East Queensland and Tasmania, and outreach areas and via online services. Select services can also be accessed in the Northern Territory, with a Veteran and Family Wellbeing Centre opening in 2022.
Each year, thousands of veterans and their families reach out to Mates4Mates to see a psychologist, seek help with a physical injury with the support of our exercise physiologists, or to simply connect with other like-minded people to reduce isolation.
Skunkworks Productions Limited is fully committed to the safety and protection of children and has implemented a Child Safety Code of Conduct (see link below).
The Last Post Project involved participants from all over Australia playing the Last Post for Anzac Day 2021. The photo and video gallery below shows some of the highlights.
There is still time to contribute to the project by sponsoring a participant or making a general donation that goes to supporting our veterans.
Some of the Last Post team at Mebourne Docklands.
This video was produced for the residents of Faversham House aged care facility and contains images of local Boroondara war memorials and commemorates local citizens who served inWW1 and who, in some cases, are related to residents at Faversham House.
The Melbourne Docklands Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter of The Last Post Project. We encourage our residents and businesses in the Melbourne's Docklands precinct to donate to The Last Post Project. The proceeds are being donated to the veterans' charities Mates4Mates and Women Veterans Network Australia.
At 6am on Sunday 25th April 2021, eight buglers will sound the Last Post at various points around Docklands. This military bugle call is traditionally sounded at the end of each day to signal that the work of the day is over and it is time to rest.
The Last Post is also sounded at military funerals, at dawn on ANZAC Day and at 11:00am on Remembrance Day to commemorate those that made the supreme sacrifice. In this context the Last Post signals:
"Your Duty is Done, Rest in Peace".
After one minute silence the buglers will sound the Rouse.
"Having paid their respects, the living are called back to duty".
The Docklands Chamber of Commerce is supporting this project that encourages young musicians to become involved in supporting our veteran community and to play the "Last Post" on Anzac Day 2021. Paticipants will be taught to play the "Last Post", follow a practice schedule & routine and raise money for a veterans charity by recruiting sponsors to their project. Many young musicians all over Australia will be participating in The Last Post project this year.
(pictured left is ex Royal Australian Navy musician Jamie Lawson who was at Docklands at 6am on Anzac Day 2020 to sound the Last Post).