Commemorate

Follow 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.

Visitors to the Square are welcome to leave an enduring symbol of remembrance – such as a poppy, laurel wreath or message inside the Anzac Square Memorial Galleries – to honour Queensland-associated battalions, regiments and other units.

As ground zero for the State’s key commemoration events, Anzac Square and Memorial Galleries attract thousands of people from across the country each year, looking to uphold the spirit and traditions of the ANZAC’s including on Australia’s two major days of remembrance.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914—18). Each year on 11 November, Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts and appreciation of their sacrifice.

Anzac Day

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War – the landing on Gallipoli. Each year on 25 April, Australians gather at dawn to remember those who served and died in war and on operational service past and present.