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Young soldier wearing a slouch hat and standing at attention as he looks towards the Shrine of Remembrance at Anzac Square. The shrine is lit in pink and purple lights.

Anzac Day

Commemorated annually on 25 April to mark the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand troops during WWI.

Sharing stories of service

This Anzac Day, we’re shining a spotlight on Queenslanders past and present, whose stories of service collectively span more than a century and exemplify the comradeship, courage, and endurance of the Anzac Spirit.

Please note, Anzac Square Memorial Galleries will be open special hours from 5:30am—3pm on Anzac Day to help you commemorate. Entry is free. Patrons wishing to attend the Dawn Service are invited to gather around the Shrine of Remembrance from 3:30am (for a 4:28am start).

If you can’t join us in person, take a moment to pay your respects by placing a virtual poppy. It’s free and helps ensure those who made the ultimate sacrifice are never forgotten.

Place a poppy at Anzac Square and online

Place a poppy
Old photograph from above of people gathered on the side of a street watching a Battalion march.

Anzac Day ritual

Learn more about the beginnings of Anzac Day.