Anzac Parade is set along Canberra’s Land Axis, which forms a key feature of Walter Burley Griffin’s original 1912 plan of the city.
Anzac Parade is important to generations of Australians as a commemoration of the military conflicts in which Australia has played a part.
It recalls the bond with New Zealand made at a time when both nations were grieving for the heavy losses they sustained as a result of World War I. The Parade is home to fourteen memorials related to military service. In addition, there are two memorial sites currently without memorials.
The Memorials on Anzac Parade include:
The Australian Hellenic Memorial;
The Kemal Ataturk Memorial.
The Australian Army National Memorial;
The Royal Australian Navy Memorial;
The Australian National Korean War Memorial;
The Australian Service Nurses National Memorial;
The Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial;
The Royal Australian Air Force Memorial;
The Desert Mounted Corps Memorial;
The Rats of Tobruk Memorial;
The Boer War Memorial;
The Peacekeeping Memorial;
The New Zealand Memorial;
Further information and conditions of use
Please note that Anzac Parade is reserved for ceremonial and commemorative activities only. At the top of Anzac Parade stands the Australian War Memorial which is not part of the National Estate and therefore not managed by the NCA.