- Last updated:
- 19 Oct 2017
Between 2014 and 2018 Australia is commemorating the ANZAC Centenary. It marks 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
Council supports the ANZAC Centenary by:
- providing funding opportunities
- recognition within its programming
- promoting events and external funding opportunities to the community.
About the ANZAC Centenary
The ANZAC Centenary encompasses all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. It remembers the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front.
The service of Australian servicemen and women for more than a century is commemorated.
The centenary aims to give all Australians the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of all those who have worn the nation’s uniform, including the more than 102,000 who have made the supreme sacrifice. It encourages all Australians to reflect upon and learn more about Australia’s military history, its costs and impacts on the nation.
ANZAC Centenary grants
There are a number of grants available for those wanting to hold an ANZAC Centenary event via:
- Council’s major or minor grants (Cultural Heritage category)
- Australian Government’s ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program
ANZAC Centenary events
View a full list of ANZAC Centenary events via the Events Hub.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs have a website designed to provide an educative focus for the ANZAC Centenary.
The ANZAC Portal: Education and Community Awareness for the ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018 provides a range of resources to support classroom teaching of Australia’s wartime history including:
- a number of history publications
- war history websites
- a digital exhibition and veteran interviews to provide the community with a greater understanding of Australia’s wartime experiences, both on the frontline and on the home front.
- information on commemorative events occurring during the centenary, both in Australia and overseas
- information and music to support a community-based commemorative event
- links to a range of government (both state and federal), cultural institution and veteran community websites relating to the centenary of Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
ANZAC Day marches on state-controlled roads
Transport and Main Roads have a factsheet outlining the arrangements and process for permitting ANZAC Day marches on state-controlled roads.
For more information visit the Transport and Main Roads website