25 Apr


Commemorate our courageous diggers past and present with joint celebrations at The Push & Fortune of War.

At The Push

  • 2UP Arena in The Push!
  • Delicious cocktail specials
  • Aussie beers on tap

Next door at the Fortune of War

  • Open from 6am for Breakfast in the Bistro
  • Great Aussie food specials, and plenty of Aussie beers on tap
  • Live Music all afternoon, with Dan Sharkey from 1pm playing your favourites and then Glenn Esmond from 6pm

Book A Table in the First Fleet Bistro

Please note we will not be accepting any bookings in The Push on ANZAC Day. For breakfast & lunch reservations, you are welcome to use the below form to book a table in the First Fleet Bistro next door at the Fortune of War.


If you are looking for somewhere to stay the night, book a room upstairs at The Russell Hotel, The Rocks Sydney.

The Tradition Continues…

The Fortune of War has a long term reputation as a popular “first and last stop ashore” for sailors and the troops of the Australian Armed Forces who were to experience the ‘fortune of the war’ when they departed Sydney Cove to defend their country.

Members of the 2nd Mountain Battery have met every Anzac Day in The Fortune of War since 1948. The unit was formed in 1942 and served in Papua New Guinea from 1943. Following cessation of hostilities in the area they were posted to Japan with the British Occupation Force and later served in Vietnam and Malaysia.

The Fortune of War was suggested as a meeting place after each Anzac Day march by a battery veteran who was employed by the Maritime Services Board across the road from the hotel.

Although most of the battery are no longer with us, The Fortune of War continues to be an Anzac Day meeting place for many veterans and other Australians on one of the country’s most important days.