ANZAC Cottage was built in one day, 12 February 1916, 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.
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. The National Trust has also committed to working with the VVAAWA and Friends of ANZAC Cottage to ensure both groups can continue to be involved in the care and maintenance of the cottage.