Centenary of ANZAC

About the Centenary of ANZAC

Tasmanian soldiers on parade at Brighton army camp in 1914

Tasmanian soldiers on parade at Brighton army camp in 1914. LINC Tasmania, Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office NS669/1/2

The Centenary  of ANZAC represents one of the most significant occasions for our nation. From 2014 to 2018, Tasmania, along with the rest of Australia will commemorate 100 years since the country's involvement in World War One.

During the Centenary of ANZAC we will remember not only the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but also commemorate more than a  century of service by Australian servicemen and women.

The Tasmanian Government, through the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania, will play a leading role in co-ordinating and supporting commemorative activities and events.

A State Government Steering Committee was appointed in January 2013, and a Working Group was established in May.  A Community Reference Group, which has representation from the Returned and Service League (RSL), Red Cross, Local Government Association of Tasmania, Catholic Education Office and the Australian Army Museum, has also been established to provide advice and information to the Steering Committee and State Government agencies.

Calendar of events

During the Centenary of ANZAC communities across Tasmania will come together to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australians, in particular Tasmanians, who have served in Australia's Defence Force. We welcome and encourage communities to share details of their event with us.

To find an activity near you click on the Calendar of events.

Register your event

Are you holding a community event to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC? If so, we'd encourage you to register your event so that we can promote it on our Calendar of events.

Centenary of ANZAC newsletter

Read about the Centenary of ANZAC Tasmania Remembers in the newsletter.

Centenary of ANZAC Logo and Branding

The Tasmanian Government has developed a logo that creates a unified visual symbol for State Government agencies, ex-service organisations and community groups in Tasmania to use when promoting Centenary commemoration activities. Find out more about Centenary of ANZAC branding.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Gallipoli 2015


Military Support and Defence Assets

Are you holding an event or activity throughout the Centenary of ANZAC that requires Military Support or a Department of Defence Asset?

If so, you are required to fill in an application form and submit it to the Centenary of ANZAC Steering Committee.

Due to the limited number and high demand for assets, please apply several months prior to your event for a greater chance of approval.

Applying for support or assets

Applications are to be sent to: centenaryofanzac@communities.tas.gov.au, or posted to:

Centenary of ANZAC Steering Committee
GPO Box 123
HOBART   TAS   7001

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Centenary of ANZAC
GPO Box 123

Phone: (03) 6231 7090
Email: centenaryofanzac@communities.tas.gov.au
Web: www.centenaryofanzac.tas.gov.au
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