From the first commemoration held in 1952, to our moving service last year which saw children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of widows bravely step forward and honour their loved ones, the ANZAC Field of Remembrance has become our organisation’s most important annual event.

The ANZAC Field of Remembrance is a story of tradition and legacy. It is a story of sadness, but also a story of great love. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the lives of those who are no longer with us – however, it’s also an opportunity to recognise and honour our loss, and the sacrifices made by the widows of war.

“This is our story, a story of love for our husbands, our love for brothers and sisters, love for our families and love for our country.” Rhondda Vanzella OAM

For members who are unable to travel to Sydney or would prefer to attend a local event, we have ANZAC Field of Remembrance events in Albury, The Entrance and Newcastle. 

In Sydney, St Andrew’s Cathedral is a beautiful backdrop for the memorial service. The children of the OZY Youth Choir, along with the Australian Army Band Sydney will be on hand to share their wonderful voices and music. A Table of Remembrance, set by war widows and their families, honours those missing from our family dinner tables. Our Patron, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, will place the first cross in memory of the Unknown Warrior. Members and their families are then invited to place their crosses on the Chancel Steps.

Transport assistance is available for members who wish to attend either the Sydney ANZAC Field of Remembrance or their local event – please contact Australian War Widows NSW to discuss suitable arrangements.

After the service, light refreshments will be served. It would be appreciated if you could RSVP your attendance on 9267 6577 or guild@warwidowsnsw.com.au

Lastly, if you are unable to attend, but would like to have a cross planted in remembrance of your late husband, a relative or friend, please contact our office.   

2020 EVENT



Wednesday, 15 April 2020


11.30am for 12 noon Start


St Andrew’s Cathedral
George Street, Sydney

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