The Anzac Memorial

Honouring service and sacrifice
A physical expression of the spirit and legend of Anzac — Honouring service and sacrifice by all servicemen, servicewomen and their families.
Plan Your Visit

The Anzac Memorial is dedicated to the remembrance of Australians who have served in the Defence Force.

About

The Anzac Memorial is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed under the Anzac Memorial (Building) Act 1923.

Learning at the Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is proud to launch a brand new learning program for schools, to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice as part of the Centenary of Anzac.

Support the Memorial

Support the Memorial as a volunteer, a donor or by donating objects to the collection

The Pool of Reflection

Bruce Dellit’s vision for the Memorial included a still pool bounded by poplars to the north of the building (included for their significant symbolic association with the battles in France and Belgium), and a cascading fountain to the south.

At the Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is a place of commemoration and remembrance of the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping activities from colonial times to the present day.

On this day

On this day
15 November

1899 — During the BOER WAR, Gen Botha’s troops wrecked an armoured train and captured 60 prisoners including journalist WINSTON CHURCHILL

1914 — HMAS SYDNEY and HMAS MELBOURNE finished escort duties with the “ANZAC” Convoy and proceeded to the WEST ATLANTIC where they patrolled the West Indies and the east coast of North America for 18 months

1944 — The Australian Government approved sending Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS) members overseas. AWAS members went to LAE, New Guinea, and served in forward areas for the first time. Female nursing and  medical personnel were already in New Guinea