Anzac Community Grant Recipients 2023

92 projects received support from the 2023 Anzac Community Grant Program:

Grants were awarded in February 2024.




Project title

Brief project description

Funding granted

Harwood Island Public Hall Trust


2024 Anzac Day Service

We would be able to provide a commemorative Anzac Day Dawn Service and light breakfast and with the purchase of a PA system we would not require to hire one and as we are a community trust organisation we have very limited funds available.


Boolaroo Speers Point RSL sub-Branch


2024 Anzac Day Service

To offer our RSL members and the public of Lake Macquarie and surrounds (we have families that travel from the Central Coast, Sydney and the Hunter Valley)to be with their love ones to join together and give thanks to our past and for the freedom we enjoy in our Australia today. Each year more and more young families and grandchildren attend our service. We also engage local primary and high schools in our service by way of speeches, dedications and singing.


Lachlan and Western Regional Services Inc


Lest we Forget

Through this project we will distribute educational material, poppies and distribute water to all community members in attendance at services, as well, those who are in attendance at our Anzac march. Further, we wish to have the youth of the region create arts that showcase the thanks they have for service men and women which will be displayed throughout Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo's townships.


TLK Youth College

Berkeley Vale

Anzac service and commemoration for at-risk youth

Through this project, we seek to create a sense of wellbeing and community amongst our school students and staff, with a focus on inclusion, legacy and respect. We aim to bring the youth together, sharing stories and discussing the legacy of Anzacs as we provide a morning tea that will create a talking point for the day and allow conversation. Utilising the knowledge and hands on offerings of the WW1 Living History organisation to guide, teach and engage our students aims to spread awareness, create interest and truly celebrate the legacy and past of our Anzacs.


CDACC Camden Aboriginal Corporation

Smeaton Grange

CDACC presents Anzac lunch

Local art students to work with veterans in art exhibition then gather local services and local Anzac and elderly together in a formal lunch with entertainment.


East Hills Girls Technology High School P&C Association


Remembrance Garden

Commemorative events are held in the schools quadrangle in front of the flag poles and there is an established tree nearby.  This project will build a permanent memorial so there is a daily reminder of the sacrifice and service of all our defence force personnel.  This will be achieved by enhancing this area into a remembrance garden.  New sandstone edging to be installed, irrigation, additional soil, mulch and rosemary bushes to be planted followed with poppy seeds/seedlings when in season.    This would be stage one with further stages being a bench, appropriate signage and mural on a nearby wall to turn this into an Anzac commemorative area.


South Hurstville RSL sub-Branch


Excursion to Maritime Museum

To provide an escorted travel visit to the Sydney Maritime Museum for those Members of the South Hurstville RSL sub-Branch who have limited mobility, and would not otherwise be able to attend the venue. The visit would be supported by ex Naval personnel from both our RSL sub-Branch and a current serving sub-mariner to provide expert commentary. The visit would additionally include a commemorative recognition of those naval personnel who lost their lives during Service, and a semi-formal luncheon afterwards.


Tomaree Headland Heritage Group Inc.

Fingal Bay

Printing costs of completed definitive history "Tomaree Headland Port Stephens in World War II - Fort Tomaree, HMAS Assault, 7th Fleet Amphibious Training Centre"

Over 2022 and 2023 an historian has voluntarily written and completed a comprehensive and definitive history "Tomaree Headland Port Stephens in World War II" based on this collected information. A professional photographer is voluntarily supplementing the historical photographs gathered for the book with iconic drone photographs of remaining heritage listed World War II items on Tomaree Headland. We want to print 500 copies of the book initially.  


Wauchope RSL sub-Branch


Rack and shelving for memorabilia

We have no rack and shelving for security and separation of our memorabilia and artefacts of military significance. Objects currently lay on a crates or are hung on coat hangers.

Rack and shelving with plastic tubs/bins will enable us to segregate, label, and securely store artefacts, especially donated medals, badges and emblems; pieces of military equipment such as pouches and load carrying equipment.


Gresford RSL sub-Branch

East Gresford

Gresford RSL Sound/PA Equipment

To purchase a portable sound system to be used by the RSL at Commemorative events and other occasions. The portable PA system can be used firstly at the Paterson Anzac Day Dawn Service and the Gresford Anzac Day Service as well as the Remembrance Day Service. It can be utilised at our RSL activity days and also be utilised by the CWA, Gresford  Sporting Complex, Gresford Cricket Club and Gresford Vacy Soccer Club. The RSL will maintain and store the equipment and have in place a simple sharing agreement with other users when they share the PA system.


Howlong RSL sub-Branch


2024 Anzac Day Service

We believe that being able to help mark the Anzac Day event by supplying 2 wreaths will ensure that the event has the spirit that pays homage to all service men and women. Providing a light supper to members and others parties involved will enable those members an opportunity to enjoy the Anzac Day spirit. Having a band at our main service is always a plus.


Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans & Associated Forces Inc


Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Service

To undertake a commemorative service coupled to a display of military memorabilia & a social function to overcome Social Isolation of veterans & war widows in our geographic area.


West Wallsend and District Anzac Day Group Incorporated

West Wallsend

2024 Anzac Day Service

Our program will provide a local Anzac Day commemoration for the West Wallsend and District Communities. West Wallsend is a growing community and previous events have been well attended.

By having a local event we are giving access to the disadvantaged, allowing them an opportunity to pay their respects to war veterans as they may not be able to get to other events . This event engages children from all local schools and community groups. We will commence with a March at 9.45 am starting at Withers Street, turning left into Carrington Street, West Wallsend. The march concludes at our Cenotaph where the community gathers together for our ceremony which includes speeches, readings and laying of wreaths.


Oberon Council


2024 Anzac Day Service

Oberon Council facilitates the Anzac Day service and coordinates key event logistics such as Traffic Management. The service closes the Duckmaloi Road, which is a Transport for NSW (State) road. This requires a more thorough Road closure, traffic management and event plan. This is a requirement of the service to be conducted safely and made accessible to all.


Port Macquarie RSL sub-Branch

Port Macquarie

2024 Anzac Day Service

Conduct and manage the annual day Memorial Day service in Port Macquarie. Involving 6000 members of the Port Macquarie and Hastings Community including all the local schools and community groups. It is the largest community event on the Port Macquarie calendar.


Sutton and District Community Association Inc.


2024 Anzac Day Service

This project aims to provide a public Anzac Day Dawn Service at Sutton village on Saturday 25 April 2024. The major Anzac Day service in the region is at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Many people are put off from attending there because of the huge crowds and parking difficulties. The local community requested a local service. The first was held in 2018, with about 350 people attending. This is a stunning turn out for a village with less than 100 houses. Clearly it meets a local need. The dawn service also provides a welcome opportunity for people of support Legacy Australia. ‍All cash donations on the day go to Legacy Australia. 


Culburra Beach-Orient Point RSL sub-Branch

Culburra Beach

2024 Anzac Day Service

Culburra Beach-Orient Point RSL sub-Branch are seeking funds to improve the lighting around the memorial so that veterans and visitors can safely move around the memorial during memorial services that occur when there is low light levels, particularly in the early morning and late evening services. In particular, with the increasing crowd numbers each year for the Anzac Day Dawn Service, we are now finding attendees are spilling out beyond the confines of the memorial. 


Tumbarumba RSL sub-Branch


2024 Anzac Day Service

Our memorial service and march is a tribute to those who currently serve and who have previously served. Through this ceremony our community gathers to show appreciation and recognition for all veterans. We provide education and acknowledgement giving our community and members an opportunity to commemorate together.

Traffic control is a requirement of the march to protect our servicemen and visitors who will be marching and paying their respects on Anzac Day.


Goulburn High School


Recognition of the ANZACs

Goulburn High School would like to commemorate and celebrate Anzac Day with the local community together in a caring, supportive environment whilst delivering education about the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families. Goulburn High School is requesting funds to place an Anzac Day Mural inside the school walkway as a constant reminder, of the sacrifice and to honour the contribution of the Anzac's. Our proposal is to have a full school assembly led by our students, encompassing a bugler, wreaths and a guest speaker from the local RSL club and/or Veteran's Club Affairs.


Warialda High School


Honouring deceased veterans

Through this project we seek to involve high school students in honouring the deceased veterans in our local cemetery. This project will instil respect and pride in students and give them a sense of belonging in their community. We will achieve this by placing a flag on the graves of ex-service men and women on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.


Mount Warrigal Public School

Mount Warrigal 

Remembrance Day Memorial

We wish to commemorate our returned service men and woman, their strength, courage, determination and sacrifice to our country through the form of a decorative mural on the side of one of our educational buildings. This mural will facilitate rich discussion within our classrooms and school culture and promote deep learning about Australia's involvement in peacekeeping operations and war service throughout history. We have a strong First Nations community and would also like to connect to our First Nations involvement in all areas of service. We continue to hold commemoration services to pay our respects to our current and former servicemen and women.


Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus

Port Macquarie

Community Bagpipe School Program

The community bagpipe program at Westport Campus aims to provide young students with the opportunity to learn and appreciate the art of playing the bagpipes. Expert Teacher Pipe Major Joy McKenzie leads this program, imparting her knowledge and passion for bagpipes to the students. The primary goal of the program is to prepare these young learners to perform at significant events such as Anzac Day marches, Remembrance Day, and Veteran events. This initiative is crucial because it not only introduces a new generation to the rich tradition of bagpipe music but also ensures that this age-old art form continues to thrive in the community by engaging younger demographics who can carry it forward in the years to come.


Kingswood High School


Anzac Mural

Kingswood High School’s project is to design and paint a mural, to complement the recently completed Anzac Memorial Garden at the school that will provide a complete sensory and learning experience.

The purpose of the project, completed over two stages, is to complete the immersive, sensory experience for our students, local and broader community members whilst also better educating them on Australian War History. The design of stage two, the mural, will be both engaging and captivating for those who pass the wall hoping to know more about Australian military heritage, the impact of those that have served and sacrificed, as well as how this has shaped our cultural identity.


Victoria Avenue Public School

Concord West

Commemorative Plaque

We wish to place a commemorative plaque to mount for our services. We are an area with a great ethnic diversity with many new Australians and feel that a daily reminder will help them to understand the importance we as a country place on the sacrifice made and being made by our armed forces. The Plaque will be a learning tool for use in our educational programs.


Waverley Council Library

Bondi Junction

Stories of Service: Bondi RSL's Interactive Journey

The Bondi RSL and Waverley Bowls clubs are due to open their doors to members and the public again. They have archival objects and stories that relate to the wars and veterans continue to make up their membership, it is integral that this part of Waverley's history be preserved, promoted and not forgotten.


Parkes RSL sub-Branch


2024 Anzac Day Service

The Dawn Service is the most popular Anzac Day ceremony in the Parkes community and numbers have steadily been growing with over 2,000 people attending the service in 2023. Our current speaker system is not big enough to ensure everyone can hear the service, especially those gathered on the Northern and Southern ends of the Memorial. Through this project we seek to ensure everyone who attends can hear the service by installing three additional power points and circuits to allow us to utilise more speakers.


Wentworth Military Collection Inc.


Commemorative Service Flags

The Museum provided initial flags which have marked the site of service and operation for the past 8 years. As support for our activities have gain greater support from State Government, we believe that our commemorations and services held to better reflect that support.

‍This will overall project a more professional image and connect with our greater community while increasing the value of the services we provide. It will provide visual aid to promoting upcoming and the current hosting of such services throughout the calendar year.


Pitt Town Progress Association Inc Anzac Day Planning Committee

Pitt Town

2024 Anzac Day Service

Through this project we see to continue to promote appreciation and understanding of the sacrifice of military service personnel, past and present. The PA equipment will greatly assistant the quality and professional service delivery to our ever-expanding community involvement including the hearing impaired during our public commemorative service.  Our service has grown from approximately 21 people to over 1500 attendees consisting of families and community groups.


Scone & Upper Hunter Historical Society Inc. Museum


Display of War Uniforms

Through this project we seek to purchase a specific purpose-built display cabinet for displaying uniforms from the wars with researched historical information for the display. This will be beneficial to the community, residents and visitors from interstate, also school children who engage in purposeful visits.


Saltwater Veterans Sailing Project (SWV Ltd)


Saltwater Veterans Remembrance Sailing & Boating Activities

We are partnered with Young Veterans and number of the Northern Beaches sub-Branches. During key dates including Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, veterans often isolate themselves from their community and families.

Through this project, we seek to create psychosocial reconnection opportunities and support to our contemporary veterans, and to provide commemorative service progressing into historical talks about former military sites and training areas on both Sydney Harbour, Pittwater and Hawkesbury River; whilst conducting a highly inclusive boating activity, we will transit to historically significant maritime venues.


Schofields Junior Rugby League Club Incorporated


Anzac Day Club Jerseys

Commencing in 2024 the Penrith Juniors Rugby League will hold a commemorative Anzac round that all 24 clubs will participate in. Clubs are encouraged to wear Anzac jerseys if they have one.

Our club was established in 2023 and we don’t yet have an Anzac jersey. We will engage players in the design of Anzac jerseys for our 2 senior teams (U13 boys + U13 girls) to wear during the Anzac round. Our club will be attending the local dawn service and laying a wreath to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of NSW veterans.


Albion Park RSL sub-Branch

Albion Park

Anzac Day Veteran Hampers

The Albion Park RSL sub-Branch have provided much needed support to our older veterans and our widows for a long period of time. We provide two sets of Hampers per year. This is at Christmas and Anzac Day.

We are requesting support from this grant to supplement the Anzac Day Veteran hamper. The sub-Branch members purchase the goods for the hamper and the members hand deliver all the hampers to the veterans/widows. By doing this we provide necessary contact with this group and it leads to us providing more welfare support to them. This program is held in high regard by our community and the veteran widows look forward to them being delivered.


Terrigal High School


Anzac Day & Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Purchase a portable public address system and lectern to support student lead Anzac Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies both onsite and in the community. The outcomes of this project will educate our students and continue to honour the sacrifices of the military personnel who have fought and died to protect Australia and our freedoms.


Werris Creek RSL sub-Branch

Werris Creek

Display Cabinets

The cabinets need to be of a specific nature to meet police firearms display permit requirements. They need to be lockable with an unbreakable viewing section. (thick reinforced Perspex type front). The three weapons are a Boer War Rifle, 1st World War and 2nd World War rifles. We also have a sword dating back to 1st World War. The public will be able to view the war memorabilia through access of the local club and its security systems.


Wagga Wagga Public School

Wagga Wagga

PA System Upgrade

The grant funding will go towards the purchase of a new Public Address (PA) system, to be kept on site for the use of conducting Anzac services, commemorations, and accommodating special service guest visits at our school. It will also be used for student speeches, presentations and research tasks on Anzac related topics.


Laggan Public School


Honouring our Veterans memorial garden revitalisation

We wish to revitalising the garden beds in our memorial garden to allow us to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of Australian veterans and mark military anniversaries. 


Marie Bashir Public School


A Salute to Our ANZACs

Our resident artist (Howard Matthew) together with our students would like to work with an Anzac veteran from our local area to paint a large mural in the school. This will promote an appreciation and understanding of the service and sacrifice of military personnel during war time and peace time.

The mural will be placed in a prominent location in the school auditorium, readily accessible to our students, staff and wider school community. The mural needs to be done as it will act as a forum for regular discussion and a teaching and learning resource.


RAAFA NSW Association


103rd RAAF Birthday

Our project aims to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, fostering a deeper understanding of the invaluable contributions made by our military personnel. By laying a wreath in commemoration, we are honouring their service and preserving their legacies. Our request for funding under the ACGP will directly support these shared objectives, enhancing the community's appreciation and knowledge of our RAAF history.


Soldier On Limited


NSW Soldier On Veteran Volunteer Community Program

The NSW Soldier On Veteran Volunteer Community Program will provide training and resources to veteran volunteers to deliver socially engaged activities and events in the Hunter Region, Sydney, and Shoalhaven locations. Through lived experience knowledge and community event activity onboarding, the program will offer veterans and their family members the opportunity to increase their overall health and wellbeing through Social Connection activities, such as coffee catch ups, walking groups, fishing days, and psycho-educational information sessions to improve mental health and wellbeing for veteran community members in NSW.


Nareena Hills Public School


Enhancing commemorative events

We are working closely with the Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association to develop a commemorative area dedicated to acknowledging important events such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. This space will be outdoors beneath our existing flagpoles and will create an educational outdoor learning space. Being outdoors, we require a reliable outdoor PA system to ensure all students and visiting community members have audible access to information being shared at ceremonial events.


Cowan Public School


Lone Pine Garden

Landscaping and gardening around a lone pine to ensure it will continue to grow at the memorial and be respected by the community of its significance.  We will use as sign of respect, as well as education.


Thomas Acres Public School


Anzac Memorial Garden

Our project will create a space that is available to students, staff and community at all times. It will include a new garden space to commemorate our military service personnel. It will include: creating a path through our memorial garden that leads to a flag pole, a reflection pond and a silhouette of a soldier made of steel. We will add to the garden Rosemary plants and Poppy flowers and others plants to represent the Anzacs.


Rivendell School

 Concord West

Rivendell School Commemorative Space

To cultivate a commemorative space to enhance everyday reflection and the Anzac and Remembrance Day ceremonies for our school community. The space will feature a metal silhouette of a soldier, the rising sun and large red poppies. The designated garden beds will be planted with rosemary and other thoughtfully selected Australian natives. Students will be involved in the design, construction and maintenance of the space to give them ownership while promoting citizenship and a culture of respect and responsibility.


Minerva School


"Honouring Our Heroes: A Mural for Inclusion and Remembrance"

We seek to create an Anzac mural on an external playground wall of our SSP school. An Anzac mural in our school for students with disabilities is not only an educational tool, providing an enriching and educational experience for our students, but also a symbol of inclusivity, inspiration, and respect. It provides a space for reflection and fosters a sense of community and gratitude. Through this mural, we honour our Anzacs and instil important values in our students, ensuring they grow up to be responsible and compassionate members of society.


Glenorie Progress Association


Ray Whiteman Memorial Fence

The entire project has been reliant on funding from various sources and the military entrance has yet to be completely funded. The Navy and Army piers have sufficient funds allocated but the Airforce pier is yet to be fully funded. A contribution from the Veterans Affairs would contribute to the completion of carving this pier.


 Allegra School

Coffs Harbour 

 Remembering their sacrifice

Our project entails an immersive field trip for Coffs Harbour school students to the Frank Partridge War Memorial Museum in Bowraville. Aligned with the Australian Community Grants Program's "Local community historical research and education" category, our primary objective is to provide students with a profound learning experience centered on the NSW Stage 5 History Syllabus Depth Study 3: Australians at War during World Wars 1 and 2.


Cumberland City Council


2024 Anzac Day Service

Through this project we seek to engage, inform and connect the local community with the significance of Anzac Day. We will achieve this by holding a service involving speeches by various local representatives and a march involving veterans, Army Reserve and brass band, and any resident wishing to participate.


Mullion Creek Public School

Mullion Creek

Living Garden of Remembrance

The project is continuation to extend and complete upgrade of School War Memorial and Centenary Garden commenced in 2018. At the front entrance gate the school will create a welcoming living garden of remembrance connected to the War Memorial. This will be achieved by establishing an Australian native garden, replacing the plants and shrubs that were lost during the drought and following wet year.


Spring Farm Public School

Spring Farm

Garden of Remembrance

We have our flags at the front of the school and would like to create a garden and plaque.  Including our "Grandfriends" from Carrington Retirement Village with the design, we have an intergenerational partnership with the residents. A space for commemorative events and ceremonies that honour the veterans and their families on special occasions.  Creating a path, and using sandstone to create a garden.


Saint Patrick's Lochinvar


We Remember Them: From Frontier Wars to Overseas Service

The idea is to create a space on school grounds, where Anzac Day ceremonies can be commemorated with the school community at large. A wall mounted display will be included in the memorial area, detailing the conflicts, which our local veterans have participated in or have made the ultimate sacrifice. We wanted to include the Frontiers Wars, 1825 in the Hunter Valley to teach and instruct aspects of the true history of colonisation in our local area.


Hilltops Council


Australian War Memorial Leadership Day

Through this project we take a group of young people to the Australian War Memorial, to research local history, attend a Last Post Ceremony, broaden interest and engagement with service history and its enduring impact on Australian society. Our HYAG members will research inspirational individuals commemorated at the AWM and look for connections to men and women who served from their hometowns, gaining knowledge of their communities' history, making connections to personal/family experiences and other found history to bring back and share within the community.


Denman RSL sub-Branch


PA System

For some years our Anzac Day and Remembrance Day Services attendances have grown to over 500 people or more. This means we need to ensure that Members speaking at ceremonies can be easily heard at outdoor locations. School students from our local schools, both primary and secondary, are also invited to speak and take a bigger part in our ceremonies, as well as singers who lead the hymns and National Anthems of New Zealand and Australia. The provision of a portable sound amplification system will enhance our ceremonies and also enable speakers to be heard at funeral services for deceased members on occasion.


Tumut RSL sub-Branch


2024 Anzac Day Service

We provide education and acknowledgement and conduct an Anzac Day ceremony that is open to the whole community to commemorate together. This is essential to keep alive appreciation respect to those who died and those who serve and served. Our service is a tribute to servicemen and gives recognition to veterans. Traffic control is a requirement of the march to protect our servicemen and visitors who will be marching and paying their respects on Anzac Day.


Glenorie RSL sub-Branch


2024 Anzac Day Service

Hiring of Audio Sound equipment is essential for the success of this project as over 400 attend the Dawn Service at Glenorie and that is the only way all attendees can hear the speakers and presentations during the Service.


Cardiff RSL sub-Branch


2024 Anzac Day Service

At 5:45am – Veterans and schools will march to the memorial then catafalque party take their post and master of ceremonies conducts the service to honour service personal and allow members of the community to pay their respects by laying a tribute or poppy.

These Anzac Day services will hopefully remind our community and younger generations of those who service our country so that we can live under a democratic way of life.


St Mark's Catholic Primary School


Enhancing St Mark's Catholic Primary School's capacity to honour and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of NSW and local veterabs.

The school will host commemorative services in its central playground, in which a new flagpole, new flag and new plaque will feature. A garden of reflection will be established and will be planted out by students with rosemary for our school community and special guests to pick and wear as a symbol of remembrance on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. The garden will feature 12 metal red poppies, ANZAC soldier garden stakes and Rising Sun artwork prominently placed in the centre. Selected infants and primary students will lay two new wreaths close to the plaque.

The project will be supported with additional student educational resources and activities, including Australian wartime books for our classrooms and library, lessons, artworks, story writing and and entry into the Club Five Dock RSL school activities.


Eglington Public School


Remembrance and Reflection

We wish to design a dedicated garden space where students and visitors can reflect on the impact war has had on people and the environment. It will be a space referred to during our school Anzac service and will contain a commemorative plaque attached to a large piece of sandstone. The sandstone pillar can be a symbol of many things - the lone soldier, the difficult search for peace, the hardships endured by families, the eternal flame and / or the enduring nature of hope. During the lead up to Anzac day and Remembrance day, metal poppies will be placed among the garden to remind us all of the contribution soldiers (past present and future) have on our security and nationhood.


South Grafton High School

South Grafton

Memorabilia cabinet

We are seeking to have a display of war memorabilia in our school Library to educate students using primary sources. This funding will allow us to purchase a display cabinet to house the memorabilia.


Chifley College Bidwill Campus


Enrichment Excursions

We would like to use the funds to subsidise student excursions to the Australian War Memorial and/or to ingratiate our school with any other learning programs which are offered to high schools by the DVA. We built a memorial on-site through the Centennial Grants scheme and so would like to use these funds for educational purposes rather than for he building of a structure.


Coolah District Development Group Inc


Service men and women of Coolah

Through this project we seek to formally digitise Coolah and districts local servicemen and women's records and add to the honour rolls any service person previously not added. Currently only the WWI records have been collated and catalogued (hard copy) The comprehensive Veterans records compiled by Mr Roy Cameron (OAM) in the following wars have not been collated at all. In 2021 the Coolah and District Historical Society digitised hundreds of historical research papers from Mr Cameron's collection in order to preserve and make them accessible to students, researchers, family historians and our whole community.


Uralla RSL sub-Branch


A Walk in Alma Park - Reflecting on their Sacrifice

This is the first stage of improving the experience of those visiting Alma Park - a precinct that contains several memorials, however these are disconnected and provide little in the way of telling the story of our servicemen whose names are inscribed. This stage involves realigning some of the memorials to face the existing pathway. Along the walk at each of the memorials, seating will be provided within a garden setting and at each a storyboard on the 4 locals who lost their lives in Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan. This will enhance the overall visitor experience encouraging them to sit and reflect on the service and sacrifice of our fallen, as well as provide a lasting tribute to these veterans.


Menangle Community Association


Menangle School of Arts Hall WW1 Memorial Display

The Menangle Community Association is currently rebuilding a heritage School of Arts Hall located in the village of Menangle. As part of this project the association is aiming to restore an original photo display of service men from the village that was once on display in the hall. Since the hall has fallen into disrepair the original photo display was placed into safe keeping with the Army Museum of NSW. In consultation with the museum the association aims to restore the original display and enhance it with more details as to Menangle's role in WW1 and those who died.


City of Canada Bay


2024 Anzac Day Service

Council supports Anzac Day dawn services at Five Dock and Concord war memorials with the equipment hire required to provide a comfortable and respectful amenity for veterans and current service personnel attending services.


The Returned and Services League of Australia (NSW Branch)


Victory in the Pacific Day Commemoration

The Second World War was the first time that our nation witnessed the threat of invasion firsthand, with attacks in Darwin and Sydney Harbour. It is important that we continue to honour the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women who served in the Second World War.


Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association

Little Bay

Womens Wartime Effort in WW1

These items demonstrate how women at home raised funds for the Red Cross and Comfort Funds as well as the handiwork of crocheted cloths with " Hands across the Sea, God save the King, Peace 1991" to name a few. It is important to preserve this history demonstrating that war affects those left behind as well especially the mothers, wives and sweethearts.

The staff have been impacted by this collection and we are certain our display on Anzac Day will have the same response with the public.


The Returned and Service League of Australia (NSW Branch)


Vietnam Veterans Day

Previously called Long Tan Day, Vietnam Veterans Day is a day for all Australian's to remember the efforts of our servicemen and women from the Vietnam War. The day gives fellow veterans, descendants and family members as well as the general public the opportunity to pay their respects and thank you to the almost 60,000 Australians who served during the 10 years of our involvement.


Liverpool City Council


2024 Anzac Day Service

The Anzac Day commemoration at Bigge Park is one of the biggest in South West Sydney. Every year the attendance is increasing and in 2024 we are expecting a crowd of around 4000 people. Liverpool City Council is responsible for producing the event in collaboration with the City of Liverpool RSL sub-branch. To accommodate increasingly larger numbers of attendees Council needs to put crowd control measures in place including barriers and portable toilets, which need to be hired.


Gledswood Hills Public School P&C

Gledswood Hills

Gledswood Hills Public School Anzac Memorial

Our proposed project involves the construction of an Anzac memorial that will feature 2 prefabricated metal soldier cutouts and a metal cutout of The Ode. This design choice suggests a visual representation of the Anzac spirit and a tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country, and will be the centre piece for commemorative services which will be held at the school.


Nowra Hill Public School

Nowra Hill

Commemorative area

Implementation of this project will serve as a commemorative reminder for our current and future students, staff, and community members of Nowra Hill Public School. It will become the focal point to our yearly Anzac and Remembrance Day assemblies, a place where we can to pay tribute to the service, sacrifice and dedication of all current and ex-serving veterans. The area will also be used as an educational environment to further educate our students on the importance of historical events and for them to develop a deeper understanding and awareness of the devastating effects that war has on communities and families.


Campbelltown-Camden District Band


Hats Remembrance

The Campbelltown-Camden District Band has been in continual operation since 1946. During this time the uniforms of the marching band have undergone a number of changes from the original uniforms of ex WW2 air force uniforms to the current red, white and black uniforms of today, chosen specifically to be very visible to the local community. Our current white marching hats complete with a high red feather that acknowledges the light horsemen brigade, are modelled on the Australian Army slouch hat and as such are the first visible sign of the band that bystanders see as we lead an Anzac Day parade or perform at an outdoor ceremony.

The hat is the recognisable symbol of the marching band. In order to continue with our aim of being a visible presence at all community events, we need to update and add to our hats. The current hats have served us well for the last twenty-five years but now need to be replaced to both improve our physical image but to now comply fully with sun safe recommendations for our members. Updating and purchasing new hats is a costly undertaking for a community band of dedicated volunteers. The receipt of a grant would enable us to purchase new hats for all band members.


The Returned and Service League of Australia (NSW Branch)


RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration

The service follows a traditional Anzac Day commemoration with students honoring the service and sacrifice of servicemen and servicewomen. The service is conducted entirely by students, hand selected through the three education sectors, with over 1,000 students in attendance on the day.

The service was first held in 1953 and continues 71 years later with the addition an art competition. After the success of the art competition in 2023, it will be back in 2024 with the winning work to appear on the cover of the order of service program, along with an exhibition of all finalists works at the Anzac Memorial.


Nords Wharf Public School

Nords Wharf

Anzac Memorial Garden

Through this project we seek to create an Anzac Memorial garden under the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags. We will achieve this by creating a 15 metre long garden that encompasses the flag poles and runs along the fence line. The garden will include a wooden and cast iron bench for special guests and dignitaries.

The Anzac Memorial garden will enrich learning and engage students in discussions about the importance of Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and our vast cultural history.


Lilli Pilli Primary School P&C

Lilli Pilli

Anzac Commemorative Garden

This grant would fund an Anzac memorial garden and plaque beneath our flag pole to commemorate local service men and women. This garden would form a part of our Anzac Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies, helping us to commemorate and educate our school community about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and servicewomen.


New South Wales Lancers' Memorial Museum Incorporated


Memorial Wall Project

The memorial wall will commemorate the actions of the 1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers and precursor units in their service to the nation. Giving serving soldiers context to where the Regiment they belong to served the nation; and visiting members of the public an understanding of the exhibitions they see in the Museum and the historic vehicle collection in the surrounds.


Strathfield Municipal Council


2024 Anzac Day Service

Strathfield Council organises a yearly Anzac Day Memorial Service in collaboration with the Cumberland RSL sub-Branch. The event includes a catafalque party, an address from the Royal Australian Navy, recital of In Flanders Fields and The Ode, wreath laying, a bugler playing The Last Post and the Rouse.

The event provides an opportunity for residents to commemorate and honour those who have served for our country and still do today by providing a service for the community to attend and lay a wreath. The service is attended by local schools, local police and local SES volunteers.


Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre


Aboriginal Anzac Ceremony 2024

Through this project we will provide a visual commemoration of Aboriginal war-time service through the striking, mounting and official opening of a brass wall mounted plaque in an accessible place special to the Blue Mountains Aboriginal community.

This work and event will highlight the commitment of the Aboriginal community during times of Australian war service and provide the Aboriginal and general community the opportunity to reflect on this service and sacrifice.


RSL LifeCare - RSL ANZAC Village


RSL ANZAC Village (The War Vets) Dawn Service - Staging

The Anzac Day commemorative Dawn Service is for the residents and their families, staff and‍ their families and the Narrabeen/Collaroy Plateau community. The commemorative service includes traditional elements such as the reading of hymns, readings, Anzac Address, ‍Catafalque Guard, wreath laying. Anthems and the act of remembrance - The Ode, Last Post, one-minutes silence, and Reveille.

The event (and the site RSL ANZAC Village) require a portable stage for it's commemorative activities, especially the Dawn Service as it draws in excess of 2000 people.


Woolpack Inn Museum Holbrook Incorporated


Preservation and display of war uniforms

Through this project we seek to upgrade our current war room at the museum. Purchasing a cabinet to display the uniforms will help preserve them and provide a display that is respectful and fit for purpose. The impact of the project will be that sub-Branch members, family and visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy the display of uniforms  and reflect on the stories of local ex-military personnel . We will achieve this by displaying donated uniforms  in a way that will honour their service and keep their memories alive.


Frank Partridge VC Military Museum Inc


Memorabilia display upgrade

The museum does not have enough cabinets and mannequins to display all of our collection. This grant will greatly improve the number of items on display and increase the enjoyment of visitors to the museum.


Picnic Point Public School

Picnic Point

Picnic Point Remembrance Zone

We intend to create an Anzac themed focal point with the creation of a Remembrance Zone in front of our newly built War Memorial and our Lone Pine tree. The area in front of the memorial will be paved with community contributions. It is highly visible from almost all areas of the school, from where students play and where parents/carers/community members assemble during the many community events held throughout the year. We are focused on educating our students and community about the significant contributions of all servicemen and women and feel strongly that Remembrance Zone will resonate best with the young students attending our school.


Club on East (Sutherland United Services Club)


2024 Anzac Day Service

Our Commemorative Dawn Service is very important for the community to show respect and support to all our Military Services.


Wollondilly Shire Council


Anzac Day Banners

Through this project Council will purchase graphically designed Anzac banners to display in 10 villages and townships across the Wollondilly region. The banners will depict a Soldier with Slouch Hat, Australian Flag, Medal and Poppy with Lest We Forget wording. The banners will be a prominent reminder and promotion of Anzac Day and the recognition of our Veterans.


Biala Support Services Ltd


2024 Anzac Day Service

Biala is introducing an educational program at Biala School to teach the students about the services and sacrifices that NSW veterans have made for Australia.  As part of this program the school will hold its inaugural Anzac Day service in 2024 at the school.  Additionally, the students will take part in the local Anzac Day march for the first time in the school's 54 year history.  We are seeking support from the Anzac Community Grants Program to purchase a public address (PA) system that will allow the staff to present material clearly and audibly to the students schoolwide and allow them to listen and learn the Australian National Anthem, Last Post and Reveille in preparation for the service.  The PA will also be used for the service and future events.


Kirribilli RSL sub-Branch

Lavender Bay

Memorabilia Display Cases

Through this project we seek to purchase an additional matching quality Australian made display cabinet to accompany your existing military and war memorabilia display in the Kirribilli Club.

The need for this project is due to the success of the display cabinets supported by the ACGP 2021 Round. Filling the void left due to the Club's redevelopment we have received a countless amount of positive feedback form the community. In addition to this a more important upside has been the influx of memorabilia donations and loans by local community members wishing to honour these cherished items with display.


Clarence Valley Council - Clarence Regional Library


Your Library, Your History

The aim of this proposal is to promote appreciation and understanding of the service and sacrifice of military personnel. This program is designed to highlight the contributions made by our local service men and women by displaying their stories across the Clarence Valley libraries. Each participant would be asked to provide a photo of themselves from when they were in active duty. Each participant would be encouraged to share a story, whether this may be where they served, the impacts that their service had on their life etc. They would then have professional portraits taken which we would collate into an exhibition to be displayed.

The exhibition theme would be “then and now” with each participant having: an old photo (in uniform if possible), A new professional portrait, & A text plate telling their story.


Special Education Faculty at Muswellbrook High School


Clarence Valley Council - Clarence Regional Library

MHS Special Education Gallipoli Rosemary for Remembrance project will through it's donations of sprigs of rosemary to local RSL Clubs give tribute to, and mark military anniversaries for the service and sacrifice of NSW veterans. The program will establish an ongoing commemorative connection between youth and veterans. The care, nuture and gifting of Gallipoli Rosemary Officinalis, which has been propagated from a bush that was brought back from Anzac Cove by a Digger in 1915, with a sign, "Lest We Forget", will symbolise how we should cherise the sacrifice of Australians in the Services who have given their lives for the Australia we have today.


Kiama Libraries (Kiama Municipal Council)


Art for Anzacs

‍Through this project we will deliver a series of art workshops for children during the April School Holiday period that will reflect the spirt of remembrance. Children will have access to images and our online local history database to inspire their paintings.

The art workshops will be accompanied by a storytelling component. We intend to invite local veterans to tell their 'soldier stories' or representatives from our RSL and/or the Kiama Family History Centre. The storytelling will also inspire their paintings.

Completed artwork will be showcased at our exhibition spaces including Kiama Library and Kiama Council Chambers. As part of the exhibition, we will have an official opening- inviting local ex-servicemen, RSL representatives, artists and their parents/friends to celebrate the visual tribute.


Newcastle and Hunter Combined Schools ANZAC Service Inc


2024 Combined Schools ANZAC Service event

The 2024 theme will examine the connections between Australia and New Zealand in the shared military heritage. In addition there will be a focus on this region's role in that shared heritage.

The aim of this year's event is to add depth and understanding about the nature and meaning of the idea of Anzac by highlighting New Zealand's place in the Anzac story. The narrative will examine the bonds formed at Gallipoli and since, including the battle of Long Tan in the Vietnam war and peacekeeping partnerships.


NSW Crown Holiday Parks Land Manager - Reflections Holiday Park Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks

2024 Anzac Day Service

We’re currently getting the children to stand on the seats and use a clipboard for their speech and try to project their voices over the crowd. We have one microphone and speaker however a second speaker means we could position it in another area of the crowd so everyone can hear properly.

The pancake breakfast after the service is a special time for veterans, visitors and locals to mingle and socialise.

Hiring a professional bugler is what makes this event so special, we would like to continue this tradition.



Cessnock West Public School


Anzac Garden

The Cessnock West Public School Commemorative Anzac garden project will update our existing garden to ensure that current and future students continue our long history of appreciating and understanding the service and sacrifice of military service personnel at Cessnock West Public School.


NSW Spanish and Latin-American Association for Social Assistance


Honouring Their Service

Through this project we seek to create empathy and understanding by listening to the journey and service provided by our veterans. This will be achieved by creating a beautiful and moving video to pay tribute to their stories and their contribution to our country. The veterans will feel heard and appreciated and our community will be able to connect to these personal stories of service and sacrifice.


City of Canada Bay Heritage Society


Those Who Answered Their Country's Call

We have created an on-going digital honour board of soldiers, sailors, nurses and airmen from Canada Bay who served in the Great War. There are currently more than 1200 entries, providing detailed biographies, stories and photographs where available. The data base will be used to expand our education program for local schools as well as provide more information for family histories.

We are seeking to procure a set of eight pull-up banners focusing on “local heroes” that can increase awareness of the contribution of the Anzacs and their generation to the shaping of our community. The banners can be taken to schools, clubs, community centres and other venues to encourage locals to contribute to the project by contributing stories, memorabilia or further details.