Anzac Day is one of Australia's most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. It is the solemn and national day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who fought and died for their country.

SAS marching on Anzac Day in Sydney

Australian Military Intelligence marching on Anzac Day in Sydney.

Australian Commandos marching on Anzac Day in Sydney, New South Wales.

What does 'ANZAC' stand for?
'ANZAC' stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula. These became known as Anzacs and that name continues to this day.

What does Anzac Day mean today?
Today Anzac Day also serves to commemorate the lives of Australian soldiers who died in Second World War as well as all Australians who died in military operations like Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Afghanistan and all recent military operations.