Gunnedah residents are being encouraged to keep Anzac Day traditions going in a new way in order to adhere to coronavirus health guidelines.
Gunnedah RSL sub-branch and Gunnedah Shire Council are partnering to hold Gunnedah Lights Up the Dawn, an event which honours the tradition at resident's homes.
At 6am on April 25, residents can go to the end of their driveway or stand on their balcony with a candle, if they have one, to light up the dawn.
Sub-branch president Peter Kannengiesser said it was "so important" for locals to continue honouring those who lost their lives serving their country, even while things were different in the world.
"It's so important, especially now where you can't meet together on these special days," Mr Kannengiesser said.
"We have to try and get together and remember those people who gave themselves for a free country whether it was yesterday or 100 years ago."
"I think it's a tremendous idea, because it shouldn't stop with what we're going through."
Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey said "even when we apart, we can remember them together".
"Year after year we see heart-felt tributes for the many, many people from our area who have served in conflicts. We feel strongly about this. It is part of what makes us proud to be Australian," Cr Chaffey said.
"This year is, of course, different. Most of us are housebound and we cannot show our respect at the marches and ceremonies held around the shire every year."
Mr Kannengiesser said it was disappointing that the regular services couldn't be held, as he had noticed an increase in attendee numbers in recent years.
"People are trying to point out to their grandchildren or even their own children what it's all about while the bugle is played, while we have special prayers," he said.
"Why do we march? Because we're proud of what they did. We will remember them, lest we forget."
A Facebook event called Gunnedah Lights Up the Dawn has been created where residents can show their support, and even add photos of their household carrying on the Anzac tradition.