Streets of Remembrance
Brisbane City Council is proud to commemorate the spirit of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) through the Streets of Remembrance project.
As part of the unique project, Council has placed the Australian Defence Force Rising Sun badge and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) badge on streets which share the same names as people, places or events of historical significance to the ANZAC campaign from 1915. The Rising Sun badge was the first badge to be featured in the Streets of Remembrance project when it launched in 2015 as part of the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.
Proudly worn by soldiers of the First and Second Australian Imperial Force in both World Wars, the Rising Sun badge has become an integral part of the digger tradition. The distinctive shape of the badge, worn on the upturned side of a slouch hat, has evolved over time and is commonly identified with the spirit of the ANZACs. Council successfully applied to use the 7th pattern Rising Sun badge, as it is considered a contemporary acknowledgement and commemoration of the World War One names identified in the Streets of Remembrance project.
2018 is the fourth year of the Streets of Remembrance project. Council will continue to honour the contributions of the Australian forces and demonstrate the city's community spirit by including the RAN badge to acknowledge the city's naval history during World War One.
In coming years, Council, in consultation with local communities and historians, will identify other streets to receive special commemorative badges based on links to other World War One campaigns involving Australian forces.
Submit your nominations
The community is encouraged to submit nominations for Brisbane streets believed to relate to our proud Anzac tradition for the Streets of Remembrance project.
Nominations can be submitted by contacting Council on 07 3403 8888 or by emailing the team.
Streets of Remembrance streets - table and map
The streets shown in the tables and map have received commemorative badges as part of the Streets of Remembrance project.
Brisbane has a lot to be proud of, and acknowledging the contribution of our armed forces is just one way in which we can recognise our long history and community spirit.
Council is continuing to research and coordinate additional installations, so expect to see more World War One signage updates.
To read more about the significant events of World War One, visit the below links.
- Australian Army
- Australian Dictionary of Biography
- Australian Navy
- Australian War Memorial
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Desert Column
- Discovering Anzacs
- Firstwworldwar.com: a multimedia history of World War One
- National Library of Australia digitalised resources
- Spirit of Remembrance
- The Great War 1914-1918
- The National WW1 Museum and Memorial
- World War One Battlefields
To provide your feedback on this important project, contact Council on 07 3403 8888 or by email.