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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National Peacekeepers' and Peacemakers' Day


Our defence personnel have played a vital role in more than 50 peace operations since 1946. On 14 September, we thanked them for their service. Learn about Australians as peacekeepers

Adjusting to life at sea

Veterans' stories

John Cummins joined the Merchant Navy as an apprentice officer after his father had refused to let him join the Royal Australian Navy. He recalled that it took a while before he found his ‘sea legs’. Listen to John's veteran story

Posters and resources for Remembrance Day


We've created new resources to help you commemorate Remembrance Day. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. It's an important time to reflect on the role Australia played in the war. Take a look at what's new

Patriotism: new Century of Service book


We have released the 10th book in this popular series. It shows the exceptional courage and dedication of Australians on the home front during World War II. Read it with a child or student

Grant applications 


Planning to mark the 80th anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk next April? We have Saluting Their Service commemorative grants of up to $10,000 for local community projects and $150,000 for larger projects. Find out how to apply

New learning resources

What's new

Free books, education resources and videos

What's popular

We've produced over 100 resources on Australia's military and service history. These are what people wanted most in the past 30 days:

Anniversaries and events

What's on

14 September 2020
National Peacekeepers' and Peacemakers' Day

11 November 2020
Remembrance Day

20 December 2020
105th anniversary of the last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli

3 January 2021
80th anniversary of the Battle of Bardia, first AIF action of WW2

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