Centenary of Armistice

Centenary of



Centenary of Armistice

The 100th anniversary of Armistice is the most significant world-wide event of the 2014-2018 Centenary of the Great War. It is both a celebration of peace and a remembrance of service and sacrifice.

62,000 Poppies Display

A display of 62,000 handcrafted, red poppies on the Memorial's grounds is the centrepiece of commemorations, symbolically representing Australian lives lost in the First World War.

The 62,000 Poppies Display is by the founders of the 5,000 Poppies project.

A must visit if you are in Canberra.

John Murray's Great War Diary

The ground-breaking diary that tells the story of Australia in the Great War through the eyes of would-be journalist, aspiring artist and young soldier, John Murray. Available as e-Book, Audiobook and Collectible Diary.

Explore John Murray's Great War Diary

Bears to School

The remarkable campaign that is keeping the Anzac Spirit alive in Australian schools – one teddy bear at a time. Be part of the Bears to School story by donating a bear to a school of your choice.

Visit the Bears to School Website

Great War Bear Collection

The most comprehensive range of teddy bears commemorating Australia in the Great War. Each limited edition bear tells a different story of service through its historically accurate uniform, insignia, equipment and personal identity disc.

Meet the bears

Fundraising Appeal

Australia’s ex-service organisations rely on the public to raise funds in support of veterans and their families. Doing your part for our veterans is as simple as buying a poppy or making a donation this Remembrance Day.

Centenary of Armistice Commemorative Range

An exclusive range of commemorative items to mark 100 years since the Armistice of 1918, featuring Australian designs inspired by a generation’s sacrifice and a nation’s gratitude.

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Spirit of Remembrance Bear

Inspired by the time-honoured heritage of traditional British and continental mohair teddy bears, the Spirit of Remembrance bear hearkens back one hundred years – to a time when so much was lost, and when our nation made a Promise to Remember.

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Read Our Stories

Australia in the Great War has been at the forefront of sharing our history during the Centenary of Anzac through our Military Voice platform.

Read the stories

More about Australia in the Great War

Since 2014, Australia in the Great War has brought Australia’s First World War history to millions of people across the world. During this time, Australia in the Great War has donated more than $1million in direct funding to support today’s veterans.