The Anzac War Memorial is located in Hyde Park in the centre of Sydney's CBD. During the week, these verdant parklands come to life with office workers picnicking and exercising on their lunch breaks, and on weekends with festivals and cultural events.
The Anzac War Memorial, situated on the central axis of Hyde Park South, was constructed in honour of all Australians who served their country in war. The architectural design of this cherished landmark transcends time and compliments the rushed and modern city it is centred in.
Bruce Dellit won a design competition with his art deco styled submission of the monument's design in 1930. A dramatic and popular feature of this memorial is the 120,000 golden stars that adorn the memorial's interior dome ceiling of the Hall of Memory. Many of these stars were contributed by members of the public, and each one is placed in memory of Australian service men and women, including those who died or were injured in war. Visitors are welcome to experience the serenity and history of this building, and relax in the surrounding gardens.
Visitors can maintain the tradition of releasing their own golden star into the Well of Contemplation in memory of a service man or woman they are personally connected to. The Anzac War Memorial is easily accessible by train
and monorail, and is a perfect inclusion in any sight-seeing walk around the city of Sydney. Address: Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.