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 dedicated to the remembrance of Australians who have served in the Defence Force.

Guided Tours

Discover and learn about the Anzac Memorial

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.

At the Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is a place of commemoration and remembrance - honouring the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping activities, from colonial times to the present day.

Support the Memorial

Support the Memorial as a volunteer, a donor or by donating objects to the collection

On this day

On this day
19 February

1915 — Allied warships attempted to force a passage through the Dardanelles, (Turkey). The failure of this attempt led to the disastrous GALLIPOLI campaign

1942 — 188 Japanese aircraft attacked DARWIN. There was second attack later this day, the first two of 64 attacks on Darwin over the next 20 months. At least 243 people were killed in the attacks, including WG CDR A. Tindal, who became the first Royal Australian Air Force member to die on active service on Australian soil

1943 — Parliament approved the Defence (Citizens Military Forces) Bill, introducing conscription for service in the south west Pacific war zone