Lights on the Hill Truck & Coach drivers Memorial is a memorial wall for truck and coach drivers who have passed before their time. These people have contributed substantially to the Australian transport industry, and the wall is the organisations way of immortalising their sacrifices and triumphs in service to their country.
The memorial wall is situated within the transport hub of Gatton QLD in Lake Apex Park.
Over the years numerous volunteers have given their time to bring this wall to life for the families and mates of deceased drivers, so that they can all have somewhere to go to honour the memories of their loved one.
Each year truckies families and friends from around the country assemble before the memorial, to honour the drivers whose names will be added to the wall that year and whose names already reside there. This service is open to anyone to attend.
To have your loved one’s name added to the memorial at the 2024 Memorial Service are now being taken. The service which will be held on 6th October 2024. Entries must be received by us by 30th June 2024.
Applications can be made by following the prompts via the memorial drop down menu on this website.
To be approved for induction onto the memorial wall a person must fit into these categories Contributed substantially to the Australian Transport industry and have passed away in a truck or work-related accident or has passed away by other means (eg. medical condition, suicide etc), or were a passenger who passed away in a truck accident.
Proof of the inscriptee’s sacrifice to the Australian Transport Industry must be submitted at the time of application. We would also appreciate any images or newspaper clippings that you may be willing to submit to be uploaded with information pertaining to the inscriptee on our website or social media pages,or published in the next volume of “We Miss You Mate”.
To ensure that all information pertaining to the inscriptee is true and correct as of Oct 2017 we require proof of death (Death Certificate, obituary notice or newspaper article) and proof that you are either the direct next of kin or enduring power of attorney or have written proof from either of those persons saying they approve of the application.
2024 Memorial Service
For those that cannot attend the service in person it will be live streamed via the Lights on the Hill Facebook page. Please note it will automatically start and no link or password is required to view it.
The Gatton Mens Shed will have Bacon and egg muffins and a sausage sizzle stall at the memorial site. Nicole and her team from 4events will also be on site with their coffee van.
Lights on the Hill provide two wreaths on behalf of the family who cannot join us for the service and another for those past families who have already had their family member honoured on the wall. We encourage you to bring your own flowers (if you wish) to be laid during the service in memory of your loved one. As seating and shade can be limited, we request you bring along a chair and umbrella for your comfort. You are also welcome to bring your own esky with non-alcoholic drinks and food if you wish.