Anzac Parade is part of the 'Australian War Memorial and Memorial Parade' National Heritage listing, and the ‘Parliament House Vista' Commonwealth Heritage listing. The National Heritage listed part of Anzac Parade is located between Constitution Avenue and the Australian War Memorial and has a central paved median of red gravel (crushed brick) with formal, symmetrically located raised planter boxes with Hebe species. The place also contributes to the Land Axis of the Commonwealth Heritage listed Parliament House Vista.
Anzac Parade is of outstanding heritage value because of its importance in Australia’s history, as a rare form of commemoration of the relationship between Australia and New Zealand, for its aesthetic qualities, its creative achievement, social values and special associations. Many of these values are shared with or related to the adjacent Australian War Memorial, and the Parade and Memorial are a single National Heritage place. Anzac Parade also makes a substantial contribution to the Commonwealth Heritage values of the Parliament House Vista area.
Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), all Commonwealth agencies are required to prepare management plans for National and Commonwealth Heritage listed places under their management. The purpose of this management plan is to identify, protect and manage the heritage values of Anzac Parade. This management plan was prepared in accordance with the National Heritage management principles and the requirements under the EPBC Act.
This management plan was reviewed by the Australian Heritage Council.