First World War Related Events in Australia

A number of events take place each year in Australia and on the 1914-1918 battlefields to commemorate the part played by ANZAC Forces in the First World War. The websites listed below provide information and advice for those wishing to participate in commemorative events, projects and Remembrance Day ceremonies.

The ANZAC Portal

The Digger Sculpture, Australian Memorial Park Bullecourt, France.
The Digger Scultpure, Australian Memorial Park, Bullecourt, France

A website established by the Australian Government to provide information about the part played by ANZAC Forces in the two World Wars, with advice and information about the major sites visit where Australian forces fought and where they are commemorated.

Website: ANZAC Portal

Australian War Memorial

For information on events, how you can participate and get up to date news you can visit the Australian War Memorial website:


ANZAC Day Events in Australia & Overseas

For details of events arranged to commemorate Anzac Day on the Western Front (Polygon Wood, Bullecourt and Villers Bretonneux) and Gallipoli you can visit the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs:

Website: Anzac Day

Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial

Every year on 11 November Australians observe one minute's silence in memory of those who served in all wars and conflicts. A ceremony is held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra each year. For details about the ceremony, timings and tickets visit the website:

Website: Remembrance Day

WW1 Archives' Programme

Our/Your War Stories

Collections in the New South Wales State Library, brought together in themes to reflect Australia's experience of war. Themes include daily life at the fighting front, love and friendship, children in war, and entertainment for the troops. The collections of archive material include diaries, letters, newspapers, posters and photographs.

The library is interested to hear from anyone who may be able to add to the collection or can give additional detail to the stories, photos and mementoes already held there. See the website to find out more about the collections and how you can contribute.


ANZAC 100: Reports on the ANZAC Centenary National Programme

Reports about the events and ceremonies organised to mark the centenary by the Australian Government.


Related Topic

Villers-Bretonneux Australian Memorial to the Missing on the Somme 1918 battlefield.
Villers-Bretonneux Australian Memorial to the Missing

Villers-Bretonneux Australian National Memorial

Villers-Bretonneux Australian National Memorial

Virtual WW1 Online Exhibitions

There are a number of virtual WW1 exhibitions available to view online. For links to these you can visit our page at:

Virtual WW1 Exhibitions for Research Online