Learning Program booking terms and conditions

The Anzac Memorial considers a school or college visit as an organised group of students in full time education visiting as part of their course of studies led by staff.

We ask for a minimum of 1 adult to every 10 students for primary schools and 1 adult to every 15 students of secondary level and above. 

The school must:

  1. ensure a teacher is present with each group at all times within the Memorial;
  2. ensure students working or present in the grounds of the Memorial are supervised at all times;
  3. advise the students on expected standard of behaviour while at the Memorial;
  4. advise the Memorial of any special requirements of the students or teachers attending the Memorial.

All schools and colleges are asked to book as far in advance as possible.

Visits are subject to availability.

All enquiries and visit requests are dealt with in the order in which they are received.

Add education@anzacmemorial.nsw.gov.au to your 'safe senders' list to ensure our emails reach you.

To request a booking fill in our online School Booking Form.

You should receive an automated email response to your booking form. If you do not receive this please contact us at education@anzacmemorial.nsw.gov.au

If there is availability for your chosen date(s) we will send an email with a PDF Confirmation Letter attached.

If there is not availability on your chosen date(s) we will contact you with alternative dates and/or times.

Please make your travel arrangements after you have received a confirmed visit notification.

For any changes (including cancellations and reductions in numbers) to a request or booking  please email education@anzacmemorial.nsw.gov.au or call the Learning Team on 8262 2904.

If you book a workshop as part of your visit then fees will apply. See individual session pages for costs.

Schools must pay in a single transaction.

To secure your booking, payment in full must be made within 10 business days of receipt of an invoice.  An invoice will be attached to your booking confirmation letter. Payment can be made by EFT or cheque.

Cheques should be made payable to The Trustees for the Anzac Memorial Building Fund.

No charges will apply to cancellations or reductions in numbers made more than 7 days before a booking.  Cancellations or reductions in numbers (including in relation to workshops) made within 7 days of a booking will be subject to a fee of 50% of the cost of the total booking fee or reduction in numbers.

Cancellations or reductions in numbers (including workshops) made within 24 hours of a booking will be invoiced for 100% of the total booking fee.

There is no charge for cancellations of self-guided tours of the Anzac Memorial, however please let us know if you can't visit so we can offer the space to a school on our waiting list.

Cancellations must be made in writing to education@anzacmemorial.nsw.gov.au

On this day

On this day
16 February

1942— BANKA ISLAND MASSACRE. Following the sinking of the SS Vyner Brook, many of the survivors, including 22 Australian nurses, reached the shore of Banka Island. Realising that their position was desperate, an officer from the ship set out with most of the women and children to surrender the group to the Japanese. The officer returned with 20 Japanese soldiers who ordered all the men capable of walking to move to hidden part of the beach and killed them. They then returned to the beach and ordered the 22 nurses and 1 British civilian woman to walk into the water. They were machine-gunned in the back. All the immobile survivors were then killed. Sister Vivian Bullwinkle pretended to be dead and was the only survivor