The Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 was an important period of national commemoration for Australia. Marking 100 years since our involvement in World War I, the Anzac Centenary was 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 supported many commemorative, educational and cultural initiatives, including the:
- Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition
- Century of Service – Australian commemorative program
- Century of Service – International commemoration program
- Gallipoli Symphony
Anzac Centenary activities were also delivered by state, territory and local governments, and business and community organisations.
One of the most important legacies that came from the Anzac Centenary was to improve community understanding and awareness of our wartime history, particularly for younger Australians.
The Anzac Centenary gave families, schools and communities an opportunity to start important conversations that will continue long after the national program concluded, ensuring an enduring and unifying legacy for current and future generations.