Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

The NSW Government established the Community War Memorials Fund to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW. Since the establishment of the program in 2008, grants have been provided for a wide range of projects including conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.

Grant applications are assessed by the State War Memorials Committee which is comprised of senior representatives of the Returned and Services League of Australia NSW Branch, Public Works Advisory, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs.

If you have any questions about the Community War Memorials Fund, you are welcome to contact the Office for Veterans Affairs






Previous Funding Recipients – Anzac Day 2018 Round




Project Description


Award Amount (excl GST)

Terrigal Wamberal RSL Sub-Branch

Erina War Memorial

The relocation of the War Memorial from its current site in Woodport to Terrigal Beach



Walhallow Aboriginal Corporation

Caroona Walhallow Gate of  Memory WW1 Memorial

Conservation works to the Walhallow Gate of Memory including cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance as well as the reconstruction of the Memorial’s original pergola



Narrabri Shire Council

Edgeroi Roll of Honour

The repair and restoration of the Edgeroi Roll of Honour as well as its relocation for public display



Maitland City Council

East Maitland War Memorial

A conservation assessment of the East Maitland War Memorial by a heritage specialist including a statement of significance and a schedule of repairs



MidCoast Council

Nabiac Park War Memorial

Conservation works to the Nabiac Park War Memorial including the cleaning and waxing of the Memorial’s bronze swords and crest, repairs to the monument’s base and repairs to lettering



Morisset Memorial Hall & Literary Institute Association

Morisset Memorial Hall & Literary Institute

Specialist conservation advice including a scope of works for the conservation of the Memorial Hall



Yass Valley Council

Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall

Conservation work to the Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall’s windows



Lockhart RSL Sub Branch

Lockhart & District War Memorial

Conservation works to the Lockhart & District War Memorial including regilding lettering, cleaning work and the replacement of paving



Murwillumbah RSL Sub Branch

Tweed River South Arm War Memorial

The replacement of the War Memorial’s broken clock mechanism



Rankins Springs & District War Memorial Hall Committee

Rankins Springs War Memorial Hall

The polishing and oiling of the War Memorial Hall’s original tallow wood flooring



Strathfield Council

Enfield War Memorial

A condition assessment of the Enfield War Memorial by a heritage conservation specialist



Booligal Hall War Memorial

Booligal War Memorial Hall

Conservation works to the Booligal War Memorial Hall’s roof including the removal of corroded iron roof sheeting, repairs to the roof’s support structures and re-sheeting the roof with galvanised sheets. The works also include the replacement of rusted guttering and air vents in the roof



Bemboka ANZAC Committee

Bemboka War Memorial

Conservation works to the Bemboka War Memorial including the repair of damaged elements, the removal of biological growth and the cleaning of the structure. The works will also include the repair of cracks in marble elements and repointing where required



Gilgandra Shire Council

Tooraweenah War Memorial Hall

Conservation to the War Memorial Hall including repairs to the structure’s drainage and guttering.



Leeton RSL Sub Branch

Whitton Memorial Park

Replacement of the Memorial’s damaged signage



Dudley War Memorial Trust

Dudley War Memorial

Repairs to the War Memorial’s lettering



Port Stephens Council

Seaham Knitting Circle Memorial

A conservation assessment of the Seaham Knitting Circle Memorial by a heritage conservation specialist



Georges River Council

Mortdale Memorial Park and associated memorials

A conservation assessment of the Mortdale Memorial Park and associated war memorials including significance assessments and recommendations for their conservation



Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust

Beecroft War Memorial Cenotaph (WWI and WWII Memorial): Memorial Gardens precinct

A conservation assessment of the associated war memorials including advice on their relocation and their conservation needs



Inverell Shire Council

Inverell Memorial Swimming Pool

A structural engineering assessment to determine the cause of movement in the foundations



Branxton Greta Community Business Chamber

Branxton WW1 Rotunda

A condition assessment of the Memorial Rotunda and associated war memorials including a significance assessment and advice about their individual conservation needs