Hours and admission

The Memorial is normally open every day, except Good Friday and Christmas Day, from 9.00am to 5.00pm. However as work progresses on the  Anzac Memorial Centenary Project  we have a rare opportunity to perform some important heritage conservation in the Memorial’s Hall of Memory. In the interest of visitor comfort and safety the Memorial will be closed mid-November until March 2018. Please  follow our Facebook page and revisit our website for updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Our staff will have some limited presence on the Memorial’s northern forecourt during the closure. They will be happy to attend to visitor’s queries when on site. 

 

 

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