About hosting an exhibition

How much will it cost?

The Australian War Memorial’s Travelling Exhibitions program is funded by the Australian Government’s Commemorations program.

This funding allows the Memorial to waive all exhibition hire fees. The Memorial will over the cost of freight and insurance of the exhibition itself while it is in transit and on display. However, host venues will be responsible for public liability and the insurance of your own staff. It should be noted, that whilst our exhibitions are free, your venue will incur the cost of printing invitations; advertising and hosting the exhibition launch.

Exhibition availability

The Australian War Memorial’s Travelling Exhibition program actively seeks venues to participate in the tour of their current and upcoming exhibitions. The Memorial also encourages host venues to contact the Memorial, if they are interested in hosting a particular exhibition. However, it should be noted that not all exhibitions are available, with many tours already completely booked before they leave the Memorial.

Should you be interested in hosting an Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition, please lodge your interest.

Tour confirmations

Should your venue be deemed suitable to host an Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition, you will be advised in writing. The Memorial asks that the host venue accepts the offer of the exhibition in writing also.

As part of the confirmation process, the Memorial will discuss suitable display dates with your venue.

Once your venue has been confirmed on the exhibition tour, the agreed display period is reserved solely for your venue, and precludes the display period from being offered to any other venues.


Whilst there are no costs associated with hiring the exhibition (and subsequently no cancellation penalties), the Memorial still asks host venues to provide a minimum of 12 weeks when cancelling a confirmed slot in the tour schedule. The Memorial asks that cancellations be advised in writing.