Visitor Services

Museum - The Memorial's exhibition area on ground level showcasing a selection of items from the Memorial's collection is now closed to allow for construction works as part of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project.

Tours

There are a number of ways to discover and learn about the Anzac Memorial. Customised tours for individuals and groups with specific needs can be arranged, but we ask that you call ahead about any particular requirements you have. Please call in advance to arrange a tour on 9267 7668 or contact us via email at manager@anzacmemorial.nsw.gov.au

11am Service of Remembrance

At 11am everyday the Anzac Memorial holds a Service of Remembrance. Following a recitation of the Ode  "Last Post" is sounded and a one-minute silence is observed followed by "Rouse". Visitors to the Anzac Memorial are welcome to participate in this service.

There are several Cafes nearby which can cater for groups and individuals.

Please note that the Anzac Memorial does not have public toilet facilities. We recommend you visit https://toiletmap.gov.au/Find

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