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
24 March

1901 — NSW Imperial Bushmen captured a transport convoy and nine artillery pieces at VELDFONTEIN, South Africa, during the BOER WAR

1918 — ANZAC Mounted Division and Imperial Camel Corps troops conducted raids across the JORDAN RIVER and occupied the village of Es Salt

1944 — The “Great Escape” from Stalag Luft lll Prisoner Of War (POW) camp in Sagan, Germany (now Zagan, Poland). 50 POW's, including five Australians, were subsequently executed for their part in the escape

1965 — ASBLT J. HUTCHINSON, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), was killed when his aircraft, launched from HMAS MELBOURNE crashed into the Malacca Straits. He was the only RAN casualty of the Indonesian Confrontation