On 1 November 1914, Albany was the final departure point for the first ANZAC troops on their way to the battlefields of the First World War.
Between 30 October and 2 November 2014, a series of spectacular and moving events were held in Albany to commemorate 100 years since the departure of the first convoy. Attended by 40,000 well-wishers including the Governor General and the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand, the events were unanimously praised as a fitting and poignant tribute to the first ANZACs.
Albany was again the focus of a special commemoration event for Anzac Day 2015. Albany will continue to commemorate the Anzac Centenary during the 2014-2018 commemorative period, but you can visit at any time. This is now one of Australia and New Zealand’s most significant pilgrimage destinations to experience the legend that shaped a nation.
To learn more about Albany's Anzac story visit the Anzac Albany website.