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For Australians, the Anzac Centenary is one of the most significant commemorations to take place during their lifetime. It is a time for Australians to contemplate the legacy of those who have gone before them over the last century, and those who never returned to their families or friends.

The Australian Defence Force has a rich history of service to the nation and continues to honour the Anzac spirit. The Australian Defence Force's character and values are strongly influenced by the service and sacrifice of our forebears.

The period from August 2014 to Remembrance Day 2018 encompasses a number of historical milestones on Australia's involvement in conflicts including anniversary events in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Indonesian Confrontation and the Vietnam War.


Requesting Defence Support

Defence thanks the Australian public for its ongoing support in remembering those who have paid the ultimate price in service to our nation.

We also thank the public for its understanding of the limits of Defence support that can be provided to the numerous domestic and international commemoration activities during the Centenary, including Anzac and Remembrance Day services.

To request Defence ceremonial support, please visit the Ceremonial Support Request page on the Ceremonial site.