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
23 February

1942 — Australian troops fought valiantly after the Japanese invasion of Timor but were overwhelmed and the main force of  Australians surrendered. Those who remained continued to wage a guerrilla war for the next year

1956 — 1 Squadron RAAF bombed communist camps near Kuala Lumpur during the Malayan Emergency

1967 — MAJ P. BADCOE led an attack against Viet Cong forces in Vietnam. It was the first of three acts of bravery for which he was posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross. He was also awarded a US Silver Star and a South Vietnam Cross of Gallantry

2000 — International Force for East Timor (INTERFET), commanded by LT GEN Cosgrove, officially handed military command of East Timor to the UNTAET