ANZA was founded in 1948 and officially established in Singapore in 1961 to provide friendship and support amongst the Australian and New Zealand families based here. ANZA has now grown to a membership base of more than 7000, representing a range of nationalities and age groups including Australian, New Zealand and British, as well as from countries as diverse as the USA, The Netherlands, Germany, Canada, South Africa and Singapore.
ANZA supports all of its members by providing information, networking, social, recreational and sporting involvement opportunities. Some of the benefits and activities that ANZA members enjoy include:
Check out our Membership Benefits page to find out more.
- Parties and events
- Monthly pub nights
- Club nights
- Girls nights out
- Secret men's business
- Sports groups for children and adults
- Tours around Singapore
- Factual/cultural talks and tours
- Casual coffee mornings
- Volunteering and charitable opportunities
- Special interest groups
- Discounts at outlets island wide
- Member-only events
While ANZA does not have a clubhouse as such, it does have a very active office. The friendly and comfortable environment allows members to drop in any time for a coffee and a chat and get information, assistance to register for membership, tours, functions and sports. Come on in and say hi. We'd love to catch up!
We have had a long history in Singapore dating back to the start of the 20th century. We started off our life as a registered society in the Colony of Singapore in 1917 and formally became ANZA in 1948, however official registration did not occur until 1961 as there was a great deal of re-building after the Second World War and the administration process took some time.
Over our 60 year history we have provided many people and families with a home away from home, a place where people can come together with fellow countrymen, relax, build important friendships and give back to the community. Here is a timeline of key historical dates and milestones (mouse over to activate):
1917 - 1948 The organisation was known as the Australian and New Zealand Association of Malaya (registered as a Society in the Colony of Singapore)
1939 - 1945 The ANZAC Club, Singapore, was also operating. In 1941 the Victoria Memorial Hall was opened as a place of rest and recreation for Australian servicemen on leave in Singapore.
1948 ANZA - The Australian and New Zealand Association (Singapore) was founded. The original Australian and New Zealand Association of Malaya ceased to exist.
1948 - 1954 During this period, two organisations - The Australian Association (Singapore) and New Zealand Society (Malaya) also existed.
1961 The actual registration of ANZA occured in August of this year
1974 The Women's Auxiliary Committee was formed
1998 ANZA celebrated its 5th Anniversary
1999 To commemorate ANZA's 50th anniversary in Singapore, a team of members compiled a book entitled "Snippets from the Past" documenting ANZA's history and formation. Also in this year the Women's Auxilliary Committee (now known as ANZA Action) celebrated its Silver Jubilee.
Current day ANZA is still going strong with more than 7000 members from a diverse range of nationalities
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