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Anzac Square

Young Soldier Standing to Attention during the Anzac Day Dawn Service

Anzac Square

Experience the quiet solitude of Queensland’s pre-eminent war memorial and gain a greater understanding of Australia’s military past. 

Visit Anzac Square Memorial Galleries

Embark on an interactive journey from the First World War to today inside Anzac Square Memorial Galleries—a free exhibition curated by State Library of Queensland.

Visitors to the exhibition can now enrich their experience by joining our brand-new Collection Highlights tour, departing every Wednesday at 10.30am (excluding public holidays). This free, 45-minute guided tour explores the best of State Library's military collection including the people, places and stories that underpin the Queensland war experience.

Larger groups can also enjoy an exclusive, complimentary tour of the galleries, ideal for Queensland-associated battalions, regiments, and other special interest groups. 

Admission is free.


Shrine of Remembrance Bathed in Purple Light at the Anzac Dawn Service

Request a poppy be placed on your behalf anytime by launching our award-winning voice assistant Anzac Stories on your device. 

Accessing Anzac Stories is simple, just say any of the below phrases to your voice assistant:

  • Ask Amazon Alexa to ‘Launch Anzac Stories’ or Google Assistant to 'Talk to Anzac Stories' to hear a selection of oral histories from past and present serving members of the armed forces or stories retold from letters and diaries.
  • Say 'Ask Anzac Stories to Place a Poppy' to request staff place a poppy in the Anzac Square Memorial Galleries on your behalf. 
  • Say ‘Ask Anzac Stories to Play the Last Post’ to conduct a virtual service and observe a minute’s silence.
  1. If you don’t already have an Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device, you can still access the service by downloading the Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant app onto your smart phone.
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About Anzac Square

Eternal Flame at the Shrine of Remembrance on Anzac Day in Brisbane

Opened in 1930, Anzac Square is the State War Memorial of Queensland; a significant public and historical site dedicated to the men and women who have served their country in conflict and in peace since the Boer War. 

With the Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame burning at its heart, Anzac Square provides permanent recognition for those who fought and died in the service of our nation and preserves their legacy by offering generations of Queenslanders a place to reflect on their bravery and sacrifice.

Originally envisaged as a First World War memorial, Anzac Square now acts as a memorial for all Australian conflicts and service, and an important gathering place to commemorate significant events, including Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

Anzac Square Restoration and Enhancement project

Wreaths surround the Eternal Flame at the Shrine of Remembrance on Anzac Day in Brisbane, Queensland, 2014

In 2013, the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council recognised the need to undertake an extensive program of works to maintain, restore, protect and respectfully enhance Anzac Square to ensure its continued use and relevance for current and future generations.

The resulting Anzac Square restoration and enhancement project was a landmark legacy undertaking which, over five years, largely focussed on rectifying structural defects and upgrading interior exhibition spaces (curated by the State Library of Queensland) to enable greater public engagement with the story of Queenslanders in our armed forces. Materials were carefully selected for their environmental qualities, durability and compatibility with the original design, and works intended to sympathetically conserve and enhance the presentation, public access and amenity of the Square.

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