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The Anzac Centenary is one of the most significant national events in our lifetime.


Between 2014 and 2018 Australians will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War

During the Anzac Centenary we will also honour Australians involved in all conflicts from the Boer War to Iraq and Afghanistan and those on peacekeeping missions. We will give special tribute to more than 102,000 Australians who died serving in our Armed Services and those who died serving with Allies and other wartime organisations.


In 1914 Australia had a population nearly five million. During the Great War more than 416,000 Australians enlisted and more than 330,000 went overseas. Everyone volunteered.

These Australians took part in an epic struggle which took a tragic toll on our nation and our families. More than 60,000 Australians lost their lives and tens of thousands later died of wounds or were permanently affected. Communities around the country felt the impact of war for generations to come.


During the Anzac Centenary as we remember a 'Century of Service' and the important milestones in our nation's military history - from the second World War, Korea, and Vietnam, and Australia's role in the Gulf Wars - we must also support those who continue the traditions of service.

Through AGW the Australian community has raised $400,000 for the life-changing work of Soldier On, a charity dedicated to helping today's service men and women affected by recent service. Together we can do more.

Please read An Anzac Message to all Australians from the Chairman of Soldier On, Peter Leahy, Lieutenant General (Retired)

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