ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018: Sharing Victoria's Stories
  • 5,000 Poppies hits 10,000

    April 10, 2014

    A big congratulations to all involved in the 5,000 Poppies project who, just this week, have hit the 10,000 poppy mark. The project, which calls for people to crotchet, knit or otherwise create poppies in the lead up to Anzac Day 2015 has been a great success and reached their initial target of 5,000 poppies within the space of 6 months…. they have now set their sights on 25,000.

    Head over to their blog at and read all about this inspirational project.

    5000 Poppies Hits 10000

  • WWI in Pictures

    April 8, 2014

    Responding to calls for help from the Front   

    Twelve nurses from Victoria from the hospital ship A61 HMAT Kanowna in July 1916. Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.

    Nurses on board HMAT Kanowna 1916

  • Bianca’s Adopted Digger

    April 8, 2014

    Bianca remembers adopted digger ChisholmThe Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize tour is now in it’s second day. At a ceremony on Lemnos, Greece, Beaufort Secondary College student Bianca Gerrard visits the memorial site of her adopted digger Donald Alexander Gordon Chisholm, who was killed in action on 2 September 1915 when HMAT Southland was torpedoed near Lemnos, Greece.

    Find out more about the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize.

  • WWI in Pictures

    April 1, 2014

    “Tending the grave of fallen mates.”

    Three soldiers in a cemetery on the Gallipoli Peninsula tend the grave of Private Patrick Michael McDonough, a Victorian soldier who was killed in action on 5 July 1915. Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial. See WWI in Pictures at our Image Gallery.

    Image Gallery

  • Anzac Community Grants Now Open

    January 13, 2014

    Click here for more information on the Victorian Veterans Council’s new Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program. 

  • Gallipoli 2015 Ballot

    January 6, 2014

    Visit the Federal Government’s Gallipoli 2015 website for more information on the Ballot



    December 20, 2013

    STORY ADDED, Colour Sergeant Major Vernon Henry Barber