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.
Hall of Service digital interactive

Explore the Hall of Service artwork online to delve into the stories of those who answered the call to serve and learn about the communities who generously contributed soil in remembrance of them. 

Plan your visit

The Anzac Memorial is a commemorative site and a retreat for reflection on the sacrifices made by defence personel and their families. 

Guided tours

Discover and learn about the Anzac Memorial's art, architecture and history.

The history of the Anzac Memorial

Built and funded by the people of NSW, to honour those who served in the Great War and be a place of comfort for those who had lost loved ones. Today it stands proudly as one of the state's most significant cultural and commemorative institutions.

The home soil

The Hall of Service displays soil from 1,701 places in New South Wales, representing more than one-hundred thousand First World War enlistees who answered the call to serve.

Buy a star

Honour a veteran and help raise funds for future Anzac Memorial exhibitions and education programs.

On this day

On this day
12 December

1917 — More than 500 French soldiers were killed when their overloaded troop train crashed and burned at Modane, France

1941 — In response to the increasing threat from JAPAN, the War Cabinet of the Australian Government decided that women and children should be evacuated from DARWIN

1941 — The United States seized control of the luxurious French liner NORMANDIE. This ship of 85,000 tons had been held in New York since June 1940. Re-named USS LAYFAYETTE, it caught fire and capsized during refit on 9 February 1942