Centenary of Anzac

Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War.

The Anzac Centenary is a milestone of special significance to all Australians. The First World War helped define us as a people and as a nation.

During the Anzac Centenary we will remember not only the original Anzacs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorate more than a century of service by Australian servicemen and women.

The following commemorations will be run by the Royal Australian Navy and if you are interested in attending please email navy.events@defence.gov.au.

Service to Commemorate the ANMEF Capture of German New Guinea and the first Australian casualties of WWI

Bita Paka War Cemetery
Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
10am, 11 September 2014
Open to the Public

Service to Commemorate the loss of HMAS AE1

Montevideo-Maru Memorial Site
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
10am, 14 September 2014
Open to the Public

Service to Commemorate the loss of HMAS AE1

Garden Island Sydney
10am, 14 September 2014
Invitation Only

Albany Convoy Commemorative Event (In coordination with the Department of Veterans' Affairs)

Albany, Western Australia

Ceremonial Sunset

6.30pm, 31 October 2014

Troop march

9am, 1 November 2014

Commemorative service

11am, 1 November 2014

Symbolic convoy departure

1pm, 1 November 2014

Ship open day

9am-4pm, 2 November 2014

All events open to the public
For more information, please visit:
Australian Government 100 years of Anzac
City of Albany Anzac Centenary

Service to Commemorate Battle of Cocos (Keeling) Islands between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden

West Island Sydney Emden Memorial
Cocos Keeling
10am, 9 November 2014
Open to the Public

Service to Commemorate the sinking of HMAS AE2

And recognise her contribution to the Gallipoli Campaign
Sea of Marmara, Turkey
April 2015
Invitation Only

Other activities

The Navy is aware of a number of other commemorative activities being organised around the country by State Governments, Local Councils and Ex-Service Associations. Registries of these events can be found at the following links:

Department of Veterans' Affairs
New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia