The Australian War Memorial The Australian War Memorial PAIU2005.017.04

Opening hours

10am – 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

The First World War galleries are undergoing a major redevelopment and are currently closed, click here to find out more.

Admission to the Memorial is free

Research Centre reading room
10 am – 4.50 pm weekdays
1 pm – 4.50 pm Saturdays
Closed Sundays and ACT public holidays

ACT Public Holidays in April 2014

Friday 19 April 2014, Good Friday
Saturday 20 April 2014, Easter Saturday
Monday 21 April 2014, Easter Monday
Friday 25 April 2014, Anzac Day

Memorial Shop
10 am – 5 pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
You can also shop online

The Terrace at the Memorial
8.30 am – 4.30 pm daily
The Landing Place (located in ANZAC Hall)
10 am – 4.30 pm daily

Autumn activities at the Memorial

There are many wonderful events happening at the Memorial throughout our autumn period. From art talksbehind the scenes tours and kids story time, there is something for everyone.

See our autumn brochure and events calendar for all the details.


Treloar Crescent (top of ANZAC Parade)
Campbell ACT 2612

Phone: (02) 6243 4211
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Free 90 minute highlight tours of the galleries are conducted daily by the Memorial's voluntary guides.
For further details see the tours section.

First World War galleries

The Australian War Memorial is redeveloping its First World War galleries in recognition of the Centenary of the First World War 2014-2018. They are currently closed and scheduled to reopen late 2014.

The Memorial’s other galleries will remain open throughout the redevelopment. To keep up to date on the gallery redevelopment please follow us on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to the Memorial’s official newsletter, e-Memorial.

The Discovery Zone

The Discovery Zone is an educational space for visiting school groups. The public is invited to enjoy this space from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm on weekdays and all day during weekends, public holidays and ACT school holidays. For further details see the Discovery Zone page.


Information desk & cloaking
The information desk is located in the Orientation Gallery, at the main entrance. The staff here can assist with general enquiries and provide maps, brochures, and tour information.
Free cloaking facilities are available in the Orientation Gallery.


  • Underground car park conveniently located near the main entrance. This car park also provides disabled car parking facilities. Entry is from Fairbairn Avenue.
  • Above ground parking available on Treloar Crescent. Walk to the main entrance via the Sculpture Garden.
  • Bicycle racks are available adjacent to the Memorial Administration building and adjacent to the entrance of the C.E.W Bean building.


Public transport

Regular bus services run between the City centre and the Memorial on route 10 on week days and 930/931 on weekends.
ACTION Buses website has the latest news and timetables for public transport in the Australian Capital Territory.
Free Centenary Loop bus service connects the city to the major attractions in Canberra: every 30 minutes from 9 am during 2013. Timetable

Tourist information

Maps of the Memorial grounds

View maps of the Memorial's galleries and facilities

Australian War Memorial grounds