The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project


As Australia marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the NSW Government is enhancing the Anzac Memorial. The ‘Centenary Project’ will be the enduring legacy of NSW commemorations. It will realise the vision of the original architect, Bruce Dellit, and introduce new spaces.  The Centenary Project will allow the Memorial to tell the stories of NSW’s involvement in all wars and peace-keeping missions and honour those who have served. 

This project was made possible by a $20.3 million contribution from the NSW Government and a $19.6 million contribution from the Commonwealth’s Anzac Centenary Public Fund. The City of Sydney has spent $3.4 million upgrading the existing Pool of Reflection and an additional $4.1 million on associated works in Hyde Park around the Memorial Precinct. 

You too can contribute to this once-in-a-generation project and honour a veteran by buying a star in the Anzac Memorial’s online Constellation of Honour and Memory.

To be completed as the Centenary of Anzac draws to a close, the Centenary Project will be a respectful addition to the Anzac Memorial, and introduce stunning new features which will serve to enhance the Memorial’s reputation as a New South Wales landmark.

On this day
30 April

1860 —HMVS VICTORIA sailed from Melbourne for service in the MAORI War, New Zealand. This was Australia’s first commitment of forces to fight overseas

1915 — HMA Submarine AE2 was sunk by a Turkish warship in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey. 3 Officers and 17 men were taken prisoner. 4 men died as prisoners of war

1918 — Second attack on ES SALT, PALESTINE. Australian, New Zealand and British troops attempted to recapture the village first taken a month before. The battle was lost at a cost of 2500 troops killed, wounded, or taken prisoner

1941 — The last evacuation ship left Greece, bringing the Greek campaign to an end