Beginning of main content
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

ANZAC Square War Memorial

Stirring tributes and grand architecture will have you reflecting on Brisbane’s military sacrifices at this historic war memorial in the heart of the city.

The peaceful ANZAC Square War Memorial invites you to pause for a moment in its dignified formal garden and stately Shrine of Remembrance. Admire the shrine’s beautiful Grecian pillars made of local sandstone and inscribed with the names of significant battle sites in which Australian troops have fought.

Climb up the main staircase to find the Eternal Flame of Remembrance burning in its bronze urn at the centre of the Shrine. Lit when the memorial was constructed in 1930, the flame represents the perpetual memory of the Australian soldiers who lost their lives in battle.

Visit the Shrine of Memories, which is located in the crypt underneath the memorial and accessible via an entrance under the main stairway. Ponder the crypt’s moving plaques dedicated to servicemen and women who lost their lives in battles ranging from World War I to present-day peacekeeping missions. Marvel at the beautifully illuminated mosaic created in 1959 by a retired Brisbane dentist, who reportedly spent 2 years arranging the artwork’s thousands of pieces of hand-cut Venetian glass.

Wander the gardens to admire the historic bronze statues and fishponds and take a break with lunch under one of the shady bottle trees.

The memorial is conveniently located in the city centre and is easily accessible by public bus, taxi or train. Visit outside of peak-hour travel times to avoid the crowds from the adjacent Central Station. The square is open at all times. The city’s central pedestrian mall is only a 2-minute walk away and has a wide variety of shops, cafés and accommodation options.

The convenient location of the beautiful historic  ANZAC Square War Memorial makes it a great place to reflect on some local history or simply take a break from the busy city centre in the tranquil garden.


Guide to Exploring around ANZAC Square War Memorial


Map

Best Lodging Options Near ANZAC Square War Memorial

See all 1,136 Properties near ANZAC Square War Memorial
Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites NT$2,760
Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites

Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites

128 Charlotte St, Brisbane, QLD
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This luxury apartment building is located in the heart of Brisbane, walking distance from St. Stephens Cathedral, MacArthur Museum Brisbane, and Queen Street Mall. Also nearby are Brisbane Riverside Markets and Eagle Street Pier.

    Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites NT$2,661
    Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites

    Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites

    108 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This luxury apartment building is located in the heart of Brisbane, walking distance from Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, and MacArthur Museum Brisbane. Also nearby are Treasury Casino and St. Stephens Cathedral.

      iStay River City Brisbane NT$2,562
      iStay River City Brisbane

      iStay River City Brisbane

      79 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Brisbane, this luxury apartment building is near the beach and within walking distance of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Eagle Street Pier, and Queen Street Mall. Also nearby are South Bank Parklands and Treasury Casino.

        Emporium Hotel South Bank NT$4,304
        Emporium Hotel South Bank

        Emporium Hotel South Bank

        267 Grey St, South Brisbane, QLD
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury hotel is steps from Griffith University South Bank and South Bank Parklands. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane are also within 10 minutes. South Bank Station is only a 4-minute walk and South Brisbane Station is 14 minutes.

          Oaks Brisbane Casino Tower Suites NT$2,760
          Oaks Brisbane Casino Tower Suites

          Oaks Brisbane Casino Tower Suites

          151 George Street, Brisbane, QLD
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is steps from North Quay and Treasury Casino.

            Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites NT$2,760
            Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites

            Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites

            420 Queen St, Brisbane, QLD
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This luxury apartment building is located in the heart of Brisbane, walking distance from Brisbane Customs House, ANZAC Square War Memorial, and Eagle Street Pier. Also nearby are Brisbane Riverside Markets and Story Bridge.

              Sofitel Brisbane Central NT$4,585
              Sofitel Brisbane Central

              Sofitel Brisbane Central

              249 Turbot Street, Brisbane, QLD
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Brisbane hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Queen Street Mall, Eagle Street Pier, and Roma Street Parkland. Brisbane Botanic Gardens and South Bank Parklands are also within 1 mi (2 km). Brisbane Central Station is only a 4-minute walk and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 10 minutes.

                Novotel Brisbane NT$2,690
                Novotel Brisbane

                Novotel Brisbane

                200 Creek Street, Spring Hill, QLD
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Spring Hill hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral Square, Brisbane Customs House, and ANZAC Square War Memorial. Eagle Street Pier and Queen Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Brisbane Central Station is only a 4-minute walk and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 12 minutes.