As the sun rose on 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers rowed towards the shores of Gallipoli and into history itself.
Every year since, as the sun rises, Australians gather across the nation to remember their legacy, and the legacy of all those who have followed in their footsteps.
Find out more about the meaning of ANZAC Day on our blog.
WAYS TO INVOKE THE ANZAC SPIRIT
When times are tough, Australians have always relied on the distinctive qualities of mateship, humour, ingenuity, courage and endurance to get us through. Known as the ANZAC Spirit, these five qualities have defined Australians ever since the first troops landed on the beaches of Gallipoli in World War I.
In the current climate, we’re reminding Australians that we all bear these qualities within us, ready to come to the fore when we need them. Explore our ANZAC spirit below.
Qualities of the ANZAC SPIRIT
Please help us continue supporting veterans
Times are tough for many at the moment and, sadly, that includes many in our Defence family.
If you are in a position to help financially, there are two ways you can help us continue supporting veterans.
The ANZAC Appeal is one of the major sources of funds for our Sub Branches, helping them provide vital support to veterans in every corner of the state. 100% of funds donated to the ANZAC Appeal are returned to our Sub Branches and Districts.
Or you could consider purchasing tickets in the RSL Art Union. The funds raised through the Art Union help RSL Queensland provide important statewide services like help with DVA claims, employment assistance, scholarships and wellbeing assistance. The Art Union also funds groundbreaking research into veteran mental health, transition and reintegration.