The Premier's Anzac Prize

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The annual Premier's Anzac Prize is proudly presented in partnership with RSL Queensland.

The Premier's Anzac Prize provides an opportunity for young Queenslanders to gain an in-depth understanding of the Anzac legacy through research, workshops and visits to important memorial sites in the United Kingdom and on the Western Front (France and Belgium). The Western Front is where Australian service people sacrificed so much during World War I (WWI).

Applications are open now for the 2025 Premier's Anzac Prize.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please join the Global Engagement team online for an information session for students on ​ Wednesday​ 17 July 2024 from 3.30–4.15​pm or an information session for teachers and leaders on Thursday 25 July 2024 from 3.30–4.15​pm held via Microsoft Teams​.

Contact Global Engagement, Department of Education International on​ if you require support or more information.​

Program overview



The annual Premier's Anzac Prize provides a life-changing opportunity for all Queensland high school students to engage with the Anzac tradition first-hand and explore how the Anzac legacy relates to modern Australian life.

The Premier's Anzac Prize is a highly enriching program for young Queenslanders. Prize recipients are required to take part in activities that build their knowledge and understanding of the Anzac spirit and its relevance in modern Australian and global contexts.

In the lead up to the trip, prize recipients will be involved in research and commemoration of service people, community engagements and fundraising projects. The research will come to life over 2 weeks spent in Europe touring key sites important to Australian war history.

Discover this year's program and view activities undertaken by previous prize recipients.

View the achievements of the 2023 Premier's Anzac Prize recipients.


Teacher chaperones will support the students throughout the program and on tour.

Teachers will have the opportunity to enhance their intercultural awareness, global competency and knowledge of Australian and world history and to make a positive difference to the quality of learning and teaching in Queensland schools.

Prize details

  • The prize is awarded to Queensland high school students and teachers from both state and non-state schools.
  • A 2-week tour of Europe visiting key sites important to Australian war history.
  • Successful students will be involved in learning about life at the front and the history of Anzacs overseas during WWI.
  • Students are required to attend a briefing session, a 2-day workshop hosted by the State Library of Queensland, complete a research task, undertake a charity fundraising project and present to a primary school in the 4 to 5 months prior to travel.
  • Final itinerary will be provided during the briefing session.
  • The teacher chaperones will accompany the group for the whole tour and will be required to assist with the Prize projects, tour planning and pre-departure sessions, as well as undertake their own research task.
  • Students must have prior parent/guardian consent.
  • Accommodation is hotel style or twin share.

Prize inclusions

  • Young Historians Workshop hosted by the State Library of Queensland
  • Return economy airfares
  • Land travel
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Entry fees to all site visits

Key dates

  • Student and chaperone applications open—Tuesday 30 April 2024
  • Chaperone applications close—Friday 6 September 2024
  • Student applications close—Friday 6 September 2024
  • Young Historians Workshop—January 2025 (dates to be confirmed)
  • Premier's Anzac Prize tour—mid April 2025 (dates to be confirmed)


Student applications

Applications are encouraged from students in Years 8–11 (at time of application) in both state and non state schools in Queensland.

Download the student application form.

Teacher applications

Applications are encouraged from teachers in both state and non state schools in Queensland as chaperones.

Download the teacher application form.

Contact us

Global Engagement
Department of Education International

Last updated 10 June 2024