Sharing Australia's military and service history through the experiences of our veterans

Look through the Anzac Portal to uncover the experiences of the men and women who have served Australia in wars, conflicts and peace. The hardship of overseas service extends to the family and friends they leave behind. We commemorate their service and sacrifice.

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Look inside our Remembrance Day Kitbag!


You'll find everything you need to commemorate Remembrance Day on 11 November, with your local community or household. Print out the Kitbag sheets or adapt them to your needs. See what's inside the Kitbag.

Jose Garcia's story

Veterans' stories

Jose began his military career as a cadet in the Melbourne University Regiment while studying to become a teacher. In 2001, he deployed to Afghanistan and served in the Special Air Service Regiment. Watch Jose tell his story.

Did you receive this newsletter as a 'forward'? We recently sent our new educational resources and Remembrance Day posters to community groups and schools across Australia. To get your hands on them and also stay up to date, please subscribe to this monthly newsletter.

Short biographical films on the Vietnam War


Help students to learn through storytelling in our Stories of Service series:

Australian experiences as prisoners of war


A new virtual lesson in our education series, In Their Own Words. Australian veterans discuss many topics and share their personal experiences. Work through the activities with students. Watch the short oral history videos.

Honouring those who have served


As Remembrance Day approaches, we start to reflect on the loss of Australian lives and suffering from all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Looking back at World War I, we uncover some of the reasons for enlisting.

Endurance: a new education book

What's new

We have released the 11th book in our popular Century of Service series. It tells the stories of some Australians who became prisoners of war in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Read it with a child or student.

Free books, education resources and videos

What's popular

Some of your favourites last month:

Anniversaries and events

What's on

Recognition of significant episodes in Australia's past holds enormous importance to those who have served. We've listed official days of commemoration and other dates that your community may wish to observe. See our special days of commemoration.

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