Premier's Spirit of Anzac Prize

The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize is an annual competition open to students enrolled in Years 9 to 12.

The competition offers Victorian students the opportunity to:

  • explore Australia’s wartime and peacekeeping history
  • join a fully funded overseas study tour to significant war heritage sites
  • connect with veterans and the ex-service community
  • understand and remember the contribution of Victorian service people.

The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize 2024 student competition and teacher chaperone applications are now open.

Closing date is Monday 29 April 2024.

This year’s topic is: Explore the significance of Victoria's Shrine of Remembrance or a local community’s war memorial in honouring Australians who have served in war and peacekeeping.

Students entering the competition will investigate how ordinary Victorians:

  • united to crowd-fund and build the Shrine and other community war memorials
  • achieved their goal during a time of grief, loss and financial hardship
  • showed Anzac values of support, courage, endurance, resourcefulness and mateship.

The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize 2024 is awarded to 12 students. These students will receive a fully funded 10-day overseas study tour. We expect that the 2024 overseas study tour will take place during the Victorian September school holidays. All dates are indicative and subject to change.

For information on the competition topic, how to apply and the study tour, visit the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize 2024 webpage.

Teacher chaperone applications now open – due by Monday 29 April 2024

Secondary teachers can apply for the volunteer role of teacher chaperone to supervise students on the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize overseas study tour in 2024.

Visit the website for more information Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize – teacher chaperones.


Visit the website Premier's Spirit of Anzac Prize - teachers hub for lesson plans and resources to help deliver and promote the Spirit of Anzac Prize in your classroom.

Spread the word about the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize in your school and local community. Below are some downloadable resources for you to use:

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