2025 Premier's Anzac Student Tour

2025 Premier's Anzac Student Tour

The Premier’s Anzac Student Tour will travel to Japan in April 2025.

Accompanied by 3 teachers, the group of 10 students will travel to Japan for the 10-day tour on 18 April 2025.

The 2025 program allows students to investigate the Anzac legacy and those who served in the armed forces in all wars as well as to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Students from across Western Australia, including both public and non-government school students, can submit their entries for the chance to be selected as ambassadors for the tour.

An annual competition, open to all Western Australian students in Years 8 to 11, the tour is a unique opportunity for student ambassadors to investigate the Anzac legacy.

Since 2004, 256 students have been chosen for tours to Belgium, England, France, Greece, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey, Vietnam and around Australia to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Anzac service men and women.

Students are selected as tour ambassadors following a written submission and interviews, demonstrating their interest in Australian history and an understanding of the Anzac legacy.

To learn more about what happens on the tour, check out the 2024 Premier's Anzac Student Tour diary

All students in Years 8 to 11 at a public or non-government school in Western Australia are eligible to apply.

Students who enter need to display:

  • a genuine interest in the Anzac experience
  • an appreciation of the study of history
  • excellent interpersonal skills and self-confidence
  • a willingness to share your tour experiences in your school and local community, if selected.
  • an understanding of:
    • some of the positive values exhibited in times of war
    • the lessons of war for the current generation
    • the importance international peacekeeping processes and non-violent means of resolving conflict.

To be eligible, all student entries need a nominating teacher and your principal's endorsement. This confirms your suitability to represent your school, community and the state as a youth ambassador on the tour.

The application has 2 parts:

  1. a written response
  2. an application form

For more information including the written response task and application form refer to the Student application package.

Student applications close at 4 pm on Friday 9 August 2024.

We will notify state finalists on Wednesday 18 September 2024.

We will conduct state finalist group interviews on Friday 4 October 2024.

Download and complete the Student application package.

Once you complete both parts of the application, email a signed copy to anzactour@education.wa.edu.au.

You must submit your application by 4 pm on Friday 9 August 2024.

There is an opportunity for 2 teacher supervisors to join the 2025 tour to:

Applications close at 4 pm on Friday 16 August 2024.

For more information, including eligibility criteria and the application form, refer to the Teacher supervisor expression of interest package.

For more information, phone 9402 6123 or email anzactour@education.wa.edu.au