About the centenary
Mateship. Courage. Duty. Resilience. Sacrifice.
These are the qualities we associate with the Anzac tradition and those brave individuals who signed up for the unknown at Gallipoli and beyond.
More than 57,700 Queenslanders enlisted in the First World War and many of them made the ultimate sacrifice.
From 2014 to 2018, Australians will commemorate 100 years since the country’s involvement in the First World War.
The Anzac Centenary is a great opportunity for you, your community or your organisation to get involved to honour those Queenslanders who served in this ‘war to end all wars’.
What the government is doing
We want to make sure the proud legacy of our Anzacs is preserved for future generations.
We’ve committed $49.3 million to help share the stories of our servicemen and women and honour their memories through:
- Building lasting legacies — including restoring Brisbane’s Anzac Square, creating a permanent exhibition and gallery at the Queensland Museum, and collecting and preserving Queensland’s memories of the First World War.
- Supporting and delivering exhibitions, events, and more — including memorials, displays, and performances that commemorate the Anzac Centenary.
- Funding for community projects — to help communities and organisations commemorate the Anzac Centenary and history in their own way.
The Anzac Advisory Committee includes members from the community, armed forces, and those directly involved with returned servicemen and women. The committee provides advice on how the Anzac Centenary may be best commemorated and supported.
The Queensland Veterans’ Advisory Council (QVAC) assists in providing a voice between Queensland's veteran community and government with strategies to promote the wellbeing of veterans and their families. Council members represent a diverse range of Queensland ex-service organisations and community organisations.
The Anzac Centenary Queensland Government Working Group (ACQGWG) works to ensure a collaborative approach across government in the coordination and commemoration of the Anzac Centenary and related activities.
What you can do
Get involved in the Anzac Centenary 2014–2018: