Queensland’s pre-eminent war memorial
Anzac Square is dedicated to the men and women who have served their country in conflict and in peace since the 1899 Boer War. It provides a space to reflect, grieve and remember loved ones and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Located in the centre of Brisbane, the Anzac Square parklands features the Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame burning at its heart. Beneath the parklands are three memorial galleries that commemorate and showcase Queensland stories from World War I, World War II, and post-1945.
Message from the Queensland Veterans’ Council Chair Quentin Masson DSM
The Queensland Veterans’ Council is honoured to assume responsibility for the State War Memorial of Queensland at Anzac Square in Brisbane.
The Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame are a focal point for millions of Queenslanders – a poignant reminder of our history, and a tribute to the men and women who have served this country in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping missions.
Brisbane’s Anzac Square was the first state Anzac memorial in Australia when it was opened in 1930 to honour the service personnel who died as a result of the First World War.
It remains the principal site for Queensland’s Anzac Day and Remembrance Day commemorations and reminds us of the selflessness and bravery which define our military history.
Its significance goes beyond its physical presence because it embodies the collective memory of generations who have served Australia and those who have supported them.
It is also a place of quiet contemplation, not only for Queenslanders but for the many visitors from around the world.
Beneath the Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame are the three Anzac Square Memorial Galleries, which are managed and curated by the State Library of Queensland.
They commemorate and showcase Queensland stories of our armed forces to enhance our knowledge and understanding of service and conflicts.
The Queensland Veterans’ Council is grateful to Brisbane City Council for its custodianship and care of Anzac Square since 1933.
It has safeguarded this important site for future generations, and Queensland Veterans’ Council is proud to continue with this work.