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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Posters and resources for Anzac Day


We've created new resources to help you commemorate Anzac Day. Learning about our nation’s military history is an important part of commemorating our service personnel. Take a look at what's new.

Alan Ward's story

Veterans' stories

Alan was working in a butcher's shop before he enlisted in 1941. He helped with the supply of troops moving along the Kokoda Track and recalls the air attacks by Japanese planes. Listen to Alan share his story.

Virtual lesson using veterans' oral histories


Explore wartime experience through our new series. Interviews in this lesson focus on veterans' views of Anzac Day. Featuring student inquiry questions for a range of age groups, engage your students with In Their Own Words.

New instalments of Commemoration Through Art


Two new resources in this series aim to develop students’ appreciation of wartime artworks. Focusing on Australian airmen who served in WW2, both include inquiry-based learning activities.

International Women's Day


This month we recognise the achievements of women. We love to highlight the contribution women have made and continue to make during service. Listen to stories of Australian women in wartime with our Women in War radio series.

Lesser-known roles in military history

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The drama of battle and those in command dominate Australia’s memory of war. But so many Australians have served in roles lesser-known to the public. Read about essential roles in military operations over the past 100 years.

Free books, education resources and videos

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100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force

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31 March marks 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). We recognise the contributions of all those who have served in the RAAF from 1921 to 2021.

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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