About the Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed under the Anzac Memorial (Building) Act 1923. The Trustees are responsible for the management, maintenance and preservation of the Anzac Memorial as New South Wales’ principal war memorial.

The Trustees' vision is "To promote, maintain and enhance the Anzac Memorial as the State's principal commemorative and interpretive monument dedicated to the service and sacrifice of Australians in peace and war.

The Trustees' mission is " To maximise the Anzac Memorial's potential as a space for the veteran community, inform all visitors and to educate future generations."

On this day

On this day
8 February

1942 — Japanese advances forced the Allied troops to retreat from Malaya and concentrate in SINGAPORE which was believed to be a impregnable fortress. On the day, Japanese forces crossed the Straits of Johore and began the invasion of Singapore. They were engaged by troops of the 22nd and 27th Brigades of the 8th Australian Division