The Anzac Centenary national program

The Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 is Australia’s most important period of national commemoration. Marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War, the Anzac Centenary is a time to honour the service and sacrifice of our original ANZACs, and the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms, in wars, conflicts and peace operations throughout a Century of Service. 

Through the Anzac Centenary national program, the Australian Government is supporting a number of commemorative, educational and cultural initiatives, including the:

Anzac Centenary activities are also being planned and delivered by state, territory and local governments, and business and community organisations. Find out more about the Anzac Centenary in your state and territory.

One of the most important legacies that can come from the Anzac Centenary is to improve community understanding and awareness of our wartime history, particularly for younger Australians.  

The Anzac Centenary gives families, schools and communities an opportunity to start important conversations that continue long after the national program has concluded, and in doing so ensuring an enduring and unifying legacy for current and future generations.