Mail-out for Anzac Day 2021

On 25 April we commemorate Anzac Day. This date is the anniversary of the day Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed on Gallipoli in 1915 as part of the Allies' invasion. Anzac Day is a time for us to recognise more than 1.5 million men and women who have served Australia in all conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations. It's also a time to remember some 102,000 Australians who lost their lives as a result of that service.

This year, we have sent a special pack of resources to schools, ex-service organisations and other community organisations across Australia. Display the posters proudly as a commitment to commemorating our service personnel. We encourage you to explore our other content too.

Commemorative posters for 2021

We have created 2 posters for this Anzac Day. 

The first explores how Australians have commemorated Anzac Day over the past 105 years.

The second poster is a celebration to mark 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Wartime Snapshot fact sheets for posters

Designed to support our 2021 posters, the fact sheets explain the commemoration of Anzac Day over the past 105 years and the centennial anniversary of the RAAF.

Both fact sheets include learning activities to support students and links to further resources.

Shifting Tides book for secondary students

This engaging educational resource supports learning about Australia's involvement in the War in the Pacific, as well as the impact of the war on the home front.

The resource aligns with the Year 10 Australian Curriculum for Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). It includes student inquiry questions to extend learning through independent research and investigation of topics.

History in Focus discussion cards

New additions to our History in Focus series, these printable postcards provide information in a concise format to display in the classroom and encourage student discussion. These four cards look at the important roles that the Bomber Command, Coastal Command, Fighter Command and Transport Command all played during World War II.

In Their Own Words virtual lesson

ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE

A new educational series to develop students’ understanding of military service, wartime experience, and commemoration through highlighting interviews from the Veterans’ Stories project. The first in this series will highlight veterans views and experiences of Anzac Day along with educational questions for students. The resource is designed for upper primary and lower secondary students.

Royal Australian Air Force artwork fact sheets

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Two new online resources in our Expressions: Commemoration through art series is aimed at developing students’ understanding of wartime artworks. Each activity features artworks centred on Flight Sergeant Middleton, Sergeant David Duncan and Flying Officer Harold Rowell who all served during World War II. The resources include background context and educational questions to encourage student research.

Digibooks for smartboards and tablets

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An exciting new way for us to share educational resources which is interactive and engaging for students to help continue their learning of wartime history.

Here they come- a day to remember

This is a digital version of our very popular picture book Here they come: day to remember. The book is designed for lower primary students and helps with learning about commemoration. The book explores different characters and their perspectives on Anzac Day, balancing fictional characters, stylised illustrations and photographs.

Symbols of Commemoration

This digital book explores the many symbols of commemoration used at services held on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. This resource helps students understand the reasons these symbols hold special meaning to Australians.

Remarkable Stories of Australians during Wartime

COMING SOON

This digital book highlights extraordinary and intriguing stories of Australians during wartime. Some of these stories may not be well known but they showcase the determination, courage and ingenuity of those who served overseas and the support on the home front.

First World War: Stories of Service videos

COMING SOON

We're releasing 3 new videos that use a combination of cartoons, animation, archival material and live presentation to support learning about Australian wartime history.

The videos present the lives of 3 Australians during World War I, aligned with the Year 9 Australian Curriculum for Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Get in touch

If you have any questions or comments, you can get in touch with us at education@dva.gov.au

You can also reach us at this postal address:

Community Engagement Section
Department of Veterans' Affairs
GPO Box 9998
Brisbane Qld 4001


Last updated: 29 March 2021

Cite this page

DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2021), Mail-out for Anzac Day 2021, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 15 April 2021, http://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/research-education/schools/mailout-anzac-day-2021
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