New commemorative resources available for Anzac Day

Ex-service organisations (ESOs), schools and community groups across Australia should have now received the 2023 Anzac Day commemorative package from DVA. DVA provides the package to help all Australians learn more about the service of our defence forces.

This year’s materials include:

  • three commemorative posters: one for Anzac Day, one paying tribute to Australian service in the Vietnam War, and a poster from Legacy celebrating its centenary
  • Australia and the Vietnam War – a book exploring Vietnam’s long history of conflict leading up to Australia’s involvement in the war, the experiences of Australians who served and the impact on those at home
  • five ready-to-use workbooks that introduce secondary students to the military service of First Nations people, using art, poetry and enquiry questions to explore commemoration, roles of women and veteran experiences
  • three new videos featuring stories of Vietnam War service: Indigenous man Buddy Lea – a hero of the Battle of Long Tan; Navy Clearance Diver Tony Ey; and the ‘Fab Four’ – the first four nurses to be sent to Vietnam
  • a Commemorative Activity Centre with interactive digital activities for early childhood and primary students to learn about commemoration
  • an Australian Curriculum map to assist teachers to identify how DVA’s education resources align with the Australian Curriculum Version 9.0, for planning and assessment purposes.

More than 17,000 schools, ESOs and community groups have been sent the Anzac Day commemorative packages and are encouraged to make full use of these informative resources to help provide a deeper appreciation of the service of veterans and military personnel to our country.

To download these free and creative resources, visit DVA’s Anzac Portal.