Anzac Memorial Centenary Project
Sydney architect Charles Bruce Dellit designed the Anzac Memorial in the 1930s to function as a sculptural monument and place of silent contemplation.
The economic impact of the Great Depression adversely influenced the completion of the Anzac Memorial and some elements of Dellit's original design were not completed.
The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project finally realised Dellit’s original vision for two water features through the construction of a water cascade to the south.
A walkway through the cascade allows memorial visitors to enter the new Hall of Service and exhibition galleries and education facilities, which provide a contemporary understanding of the history and impact of conflict.
What are customers saying?
Between October 2018 and July 2019, 4250 students from 59 schools visited the Anzac Memorial for the 11 new education programs.
Between February and May 2019, 67 groups booked online and over the phone for a free tour. More than 1305 members of the public were guided through the Anzac Memorial's art, architecture, artefacts and history.
The Anzac Memorial continues to welcome and receive positive feedback from public schools and non-government schools.
Teachers like being able to access interactive and engaging workshops linked to the syllabus
Other visitors have found the refurbished Anzac Memorial to be a place of contemplation, remembrance, education and reflection
How is this project tracking?
His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex reopened the enhanced Anzac Memorial on 20 October 2018.
The Anzac Memorial now welcomes 123% more visitors each day than before the extension works commenced in 2016.
In 2019, the Anzac Memorial won first prize at the National Trust Heritage Awards, in the ‘Continuing Tradition and Judges Choice’ category.
The Anzac Memorial is in the running to be named World Building of the Year at the prestigious World Architecture Awards from 4 to 9 December 2019.