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Most Australian towns and cities have a World War I or ANZAC, and/or World War II memorial or Cenotaph.

Listing and photographs are by state and territory:


Australian Capital Territory

Memorial name Location Date established/
dedicated
Image Honours Notes
ACT Memorial London Circuit, Civic 10 August 2006 (2006-08-10) Act-memorial-sept-2006.jpg Men and women associated with the Australian Capital Territory who served in a number of conflicts and peacekeeping missions throughout the world.
Australian Army Memorial, Canberra
Australian Merchant Navy Memorial Kings Park, Canberra Australian Merchant Navy Memorial frontal view Nov 2012.JPG Australian Merchant Navy
Australian Peacekeeping Memorial
Australian War Memorial Treloar Crescent, Campbell, Canberra 1941 AS AWM 2.jpg Australia's national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia, and some conflicts involving personnel from the Australian colonies prior to Federation. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum.
Boer War Memorial, Canberra
Korean War Memorial, Canberra
Royal Australian Air Force Memorial
Rats of Tobruk Memorial
Royal Australian Navy Memorial
Vietnam Forces National Memorial
Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR) War Memorial In negotiation for construction A national memorial on the AWM grounds that reminds Australia of the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served in the Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR) during the Malayan Emergency 1955-1960 and Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966.

New South Wales

Memorial name Location Date established/
dedicated
Image Honours Notes
Batemans Bay Vietnam War Memorial Batemans Bay 2005 Vietnam War Memorial Batemans Bay NSW.JPG Vietnam War (1962-1973)
Batlow War Memorial Batlow Batlow NSW War Memorial.jpg RSL garden and memorial with Bofors 40/60 anti-aircraft gun
Berrima War Memorial Berrima Berrima war-memorial.JPG
Braidwood Warm Memorial Braidwood Braidwood War Memorial.jpg
Bungendore War Memorial Bungendore Bungendore AU war memorial.jpg
Bundarra War Memorial Bundarra Bundarra (5).JPG
Chatswood Memorial Garden Chatswood Chatswood Memorial Garden.jpg
Chatswood WWII Memorial.jpg World War II
Culcain War Memorial Culcairn Culcairn, New South Wales - war memorial.jpg
Forbes Boer War Memorial Forbes Forbes NSW Boer War memorial.jpg Boer War
Forbes War Memorial Forbes Forbes NSW War Memorial.jpg
Rolls of Honour School of the Arts Hall, Glen Oak Glen Oak Roll of Honour (large).jpg World War I
Greta Greta-Cenotaph.jpg
Gundagai Gundagai NSW war memorial.JPG
Gundaroo Gundaroo NSW War Memorial.jpg
Jugiong War Memorial Jugiong NSW.JPG
Milton Milton War Memorial.jpg
Mittagong Mittagong AU War Memorial.jpg
Mittagong RSL Mittagong AU RSL memorial.JPG
Narrabri Narrabri ANZAC memorial.jpg
Nerriga Nerriga AU war memorial.jpg
Parkes Parkes Shrine Of Remembrance 003.JPG
ANZAC War Memorial Hyde Park,
Sydney central business district
Anzac War Memorial Hyde Park.JPG
Tarago Tarago AU war memorial.jpg
Thornton 1978 Thornton NSW War Memorial (1978).jpg
War Memorial Thornton Thornton NSW War Memorial.jpg
District Roll of Honour Tumbarumba Tumbarumba NSW War Memorial.jpg
District Volunteers South African War 1899-1902 Tumbarumba NSW Boer War Memorial.jpg Boer War
Memorial Hall Tumbarumba Memorial Hall.jpg
Union Jack Gold Mining Company Memorial Approx. 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Tumbarumba Union Jack Mine War Memorial Tumberumba NSW.JPG World War I
Tweed Heads War-Memorial-Tweed-Heads.JPG
on the Clarence River, Ulmarra Ulmarra NSW war-memorial.JPG
Victory Memorial Gardens Arch Wagga Wagga Vmg-wagga-arch.jpg
Wellington Wellington NSW ANZAC memorial (front).jpg
Wellington NSW ANZAC memorial (reverse).jpg
Yininmadyemi - Thou didst let fall Hyde Park, Sydney 'Yininmadyemi' - Thou didst let fall.JPG

Memorials for people

Person memorialised Location Date established/
dedicated
Image Notes
Private Patrick Joseph Bugden VC Alstonville P.J. Bugden VC memorial.JPG

Northern Territory

Memorial name Location Date established/
dedicated
Image Honours Notes
Darwin Bombing Memorial Darwin, Northern Territory Commemorating the 1942 bombing of Darwin

Queensland

The Queensland War Memorial Register is maintained by the Queensland Government in collaboration with local government authorities in Queensland and the Returned and Services League of Australia. It was established in 2008 and, as at 14 November 2017, lists 1398 war memorials in Queensland.

The war memorials in Queensland take many forms but are predominantly either outdoor monuments, memorial buildings or memorial components within other structures. Notable war memorials include:

Brisbane

ANZAC Square

Brisbane CBD

Brisbane suburbs

Monument to non-Australian forces

Regional Queensland

South Australia

Memorial name Location Date established/
dedicated
Image Honours Notes
South African War Memorial North Terrace, Adelaide 1904 Boer War Memorial detail, Adelaide.JPG Boer War Designed by sculptor Adrian Jones
National War Memorial Cnr. North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide 25 April 1931 Kintore memorial.jpg World War I Designed: Woods, Bagot, Jory & Laybourne-Smith
Sculptures: Rayner Hoff

Tasmania

Memorial name Location Date established/
dedicated
Image Honours Notes
Hobart Cenotaph Hobart Cenotaph and War Memorial, Hobart, Tasmania.jpg

Victoria

Memorial name Location Date established/
dedicated
Image Honours Notes
Bonnie Doon Bonnie Doon, Victoria - war memorial.jpg
outside HMAS Cerberus, Crib Point Crib Point VIC memorial.JPG
Corryong Corryong VIC War Memorial.JPG
Eildon Eildon, Victoria - war memorial.jpg
Flinders Flinders VIC memorial.JPG
World War I memorial Kalorama, Victoria WW1 memorial, Kalorama.JPG World War I
Jamieson Jamieson, Victoria - war memorial.jpg
Mansfield Mansfield, Victoria - war memorial.jpg
Shrine of Remembrance Kings Domain, Melbourne 11 November 1934 (1934-11-11) Melbourne war memorial.jpg For the Australian soldiers of all wars post World War I
General Post Office, Melbourne Melbourne GPO WW1 memorial.JPG
Merrijig Merrijig, Victoria - war memorial.jpg
Montrose Memorial and Garden Montrose Montrise VIC war memorial.JPG
Sassafras Memorial and Garden Sassafras Sassafras VIC war-memorial.JPG
Seymour Vietnam Veterans memorial Seymour Seymour Vietnam Veterans 2.jpg Vietnam War
Torquay War Memorials Torquay Torquay VIC ANZAC memorial.JPG
War Memorial garden Wangaratta Wangaratta war memorials.JPG
Yarra Glen Memorial and Hall Yarra Glen Yarra Glen VIC War Memorial.JPG
Australian Turkish Friendship Memorial Kings Domain, Melbourne Australian Turkish Friendship Memorial 1.jpg Commemorates WWI fallen soldiers and is a
tribute to Australian-Turkish relations

Western Australia

As of 2015 there are more than 900 "war memorials and related objects" in Western Australia.

Perth metropolitan

  • Axford Park memorial obelisk
  • North Fremantle Fallen Soldiers' Memorial
  • East Fremantle Roll of Honour

Kings Park

Kings Park in Perth includes several war memorials.

  • Tobruk War Memorial
  • Vietnam War Memorial
  • Kings Park has several "honour avenues". These avenues are lined with trees, each tree having been planted in the memory of an individual who died in the war. A plaque in front of the tree identifies each person.

Monument Hill, Fremantle

The Monument Hill Memorial Reserve on High Street has several memorials.

  • Merchant Navy Memorial
  • Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam Memorial
  • RAN Corvettes Memorial
  • United States Submariners' Memorial

Rockingham

HMAS Orion memorial and HMAS Derwent (DE 49) gun turret, Rockingham Naval Memorial Park, March 2020
HMAS Orion fin and HMAS Derwent gun turret at Naval Memorial Park

The Rockingham Naval Memorial Park, opened in 1996, is dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy and its activities during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The memorial consists of three main parts, a walk way with commemorative plaques, the HMAS Orion fin and the HMAS Derwent gun turret.

The Rockingham War Memorial, opened in 2005, commemorates Australian servicemen and women from the district who died in service or were killed in action in conflicts involving Australia.

Albany

Desert Mounted Corps
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Mount Clarence

Albany has several memorials.

  • Albany War Memorial
  • ANZAC Peace Park
  • Apex Drive Honour Avenue
  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürk statue and Atatürk Entrance
  • The Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Mount Clarence
  • RSL Nurses' Memorial Garden
  • The Gallipoli Pine, Mount Clarence
  • The South East Asia memorial in the Princess Royal Fortress
  • National Anzac Centre, including the "Still On Patrol" memorial and the Merchant Navy Memorial

Outside of Australia

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