The National Anzac Centre is an imposing contemporary landmark that sits atop Mt Clarence overlooking King George Sound, from where the first convoy carrying Anzac troops departed in 1914.
The impressive building features large galleries, curtain wall windows, exhibition spaces, outdoor observation areas and art interpretive systems all overlooking panoramic views of King George Sound. The National Anzac Centre opened on 1 November 2014 to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the first Australian and New Zealand convoy’s departure from Albany to enter war in the middle-east and across the western front.
The National Anzac Centre was one of a handful of Australian attractions included on a list of 26 must-see new experiences as part of the Lonely Planet e-book New in Travel 2015 and has been named Australia’s number one museum by TripAdvisor users National Anzac Centre TripAdvisor.
The National Anzac Centre a received a design Commendation for Public Architecture from the Australia Institute of Architects, WA Chapter and Master Builders of Western Australia Award for Best Regional Project Great Southern (BGC Construction).