Anzac Albany

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.

Anzac Commemorations April 2019

Wednesday 24 April 

  • Kapyong Day Memorial Service at Albany War Memorial, St Johns Church - 2pm
  • Field of Light: Avenue of Honour - Sunset to10pm
  • Honouring Albany's Own Exhibition, Princess Royal Fortress - 9am to 4pm

Thursday 25 April 

  • Anzac Day Dawn Service, Mt Clarence - 5.30am
  • Gunfire Breakfast, Albany Entertainment Centre - 6am
  • Honouring Albany's Own Exhibition, Princess Royal Fortress - 9am to 4pm
  • Anzac Day Troop March, York St - 10am
  • Commemorative Service, Anzac Peace Park - 10.30am
  • Nine Pound Gun Firing and Salute, Princess Royal Fortress, 1pm
  • Field of Light:Avenue of Honour, Apex Drive - Sunset to 10pm