Opened in 1930, Anzac Square is the State War Memorial of Queensland; a significant public and historical site dedicated to the men and women who have served their country in conflict and in peace since the Boer War.
Located in the centre of Brisbane, with the spectacular Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame burning at its heart, Anzac Square provides permanent recognition for those who fought and died in the service of our nation and preserves their legacy by offering generations of Queenslanders a place to reflect on their bravery and sacrifice.
Restoration and enhancement
In 2013, the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council recognised the need to undertake an extensive program of works to maintain, restore, protect and respectfully enhance Anzac Square to ensure its continued use and relevance for current and future generations. In recognition of the importance of this unique and much-loved memorial, a total of $21.98 million was invested by the Queensland Government, Commonwealth Government and Brisbane City Council, as part of the Queensland Government Anzac Centenary program.
Beneath this historic site discover the Anzac Square Memorial Galleries curated by the State Library of Queensland. Visitors to the refreshed exhibition can now delve deeper into Queensland’s war history than ever before—embarking on an interactive journey from World War One to today—before taking time to reflect on the extraordinary true stories of Australia’s servicemen and women in the tranquil and decorated parklands.
A place to commemorate
Following in the footsteps of Queenslanders past and present, who have been coming to Anzac Square for almost a century to commemorate Australia's service community, is a wonderful way to honour and uphold the ANZAC spirit. Experience the quiet solitude of Queensland's preeminent war memorial and gain a greater understanding of Australia's military past from the State's most trustworthy source.