Councils urged to get behind Legacy’s centenary torch relay

Legacy Australia is encouraging local governments to get their communities involved in next year’s Legacy Centenary Torch Relay.

The torch relay helps raise funds for the families of veterans killed or injured on active service and was first held in 1923, five years after World War I ended.

The 2023 centenary relay will begin in Pozieres, France on ANZAC Day in 2023, and it will journey through Australian towns and cities before ending in Melbourne in October 2023.

Councils looking to encourage local community members to apply to become torch bearers and volunteers for the centenary event can share details on The Legacy Torch Relay Facebook page.

Applications are open until 3 September.