The Anzac Memorial

Honouring service and sacrifice
A physical expression of the spirit and legend of the Anzac — Honouring service, and the Courage, Endurance, 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. 

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.

Plan your visit

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

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
3 June

1942 — Battle of MIDWAY began. This decisive victory by the US Navy over the Japanese Navy shifted the balance of sea power in the Pacific and forced Japan to abandon plans to attack New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa. Japanese losses were 4 aircraft carriers, 1 cruiser, 248 aircraft, and over 3,000 sailors.  American losses were 1 aircraft carrier, 1 destroyer, 150 aircraft, and 307 men

1944 — 78 Squadron, RAAF, carried out the last major air combat by the RAAF in WW2, off BIAK Island, New Guinea. 10 enemy planes were shot down for the loss of one Australian plane and pilot

1969 — HMAS MELBOURNE collided with USS FRANK E EVANS in the South China Sea.  EVANS was cut in half and 74 of her crew were killed