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.
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
24 July

1900 — CAPT N. HOWSE, NSW Medical Corps, won Australia’s first Victoria Cross when he rescued a wounded man at Vredfort, South Africa, during the BOER WAR. He is the only Australian medical officer to receive this honour

1916 — PTE T. COOKE won a Victoria Cross for bravery during the fighting at POZIERES. He stayed at his machine-gun position even as the rest of the team were killed or injured and was found dead at his gun. His body was later lost

1945 — PTE F. PARTRIDGE won a Victoria Cross during fighting on Bougainville. Despite being badly wounded he took a Bren gun from a dead gunner and challenged the enemy to come out and fight. He then attacked two bunkers until loss of blood stopped him