ANZAC Cottage

ANZAC Cottage was built in one day by the community of Mount Hawthorn as a home for returned soldier Private Porter and his family, and as a memorial for those who lost their lives in the tragic Gallipoli landing.

ANZAC Cottage was the earliest First World War memorial to be built in Western Australia, and was initiated by the Mount Hawthorn Progress Association in December 1915, to honour those who fought in the Gallipoli campaign.

Made possible by donations of money and building materials from the community, and generous commitment of skills by tradesmen and labourers, ANZAC Cottage was constructed in one day: Saturday 12 February 1916.

ANZAC Cottage was deemed to be a ‘practical memorial’, and served as a place of commemoration for those who lost their lives at Gallipoli. It was also a home for a returned wounded soldier and his family. Private John Porter was the first returned soldier to live in Mount Hawthorn, a member of the famous 11th Battalion C Company which took part in the historic landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Private Porter and his family lived in ANZAC Cottage until the 1960s and descendants still maintain a close connection with the cottage.

The cottage was State Heritage listed in 2000 and is also recognised on the Register of the National Estate and classified by the National Trust.

A special ceremony was held on Saturday 22 May 2021 to mark the transfer of Anzac Cottage from the City of Vincent to the National Trust of Western Australia.

The National Trust will keep ANZAC Cottage open to local residents and schools, and encourage community involvement with the memorial.

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ANZAC Cottage


38 Kalgoorlie St
Mount Hawthorn 6016 WA


Open every second Sunday of the month for bookable tours 2.00 - 4.00 pm


Sunday 13 November 2022
From Monday 12 December. Reopening Sunday 8 January 2023

08 9321 6088
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members - FREE
Adults - $10.00
Concession - $7.00
Children (5yrs and over) - $5.00
Children (under 5 yrs) - FREE
Family group of four (children 5-17 years) - $25.00
Companion card holders - FREE
Group bookings (10 or more people) - from $7.00 per person
(Schools by appointment)

Please note: If you buy a member or concession ticket, you must show your proof of concession or membership card upon arrival.

Family tickets are for two adults and two children aged 5 to 17.

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