Plan your visit
The Australian War Memorial is open to the public with a new temporary entrance.
Visitors will require timed tickets to enter the Memorial galleries, and also to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony at 4:45 pm in the Commemorative Area.
Ticket bookings open now.
Access to the Memorial entrance and visitor carpark is via Fairbairn Avenue.
Australian War Memorial Baird VC portrait ‘keeps his memory alive’
A new portrait of the late Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird VC MG by Archibald-winning artist, Marcus Wills, was unveiled at the Australian War Memorial on 29 December.
Corporal Baird was killed in action on 22 June 2013 in Afghanistan. In 2014, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, the nation’s highest honour.
Australia's Navies: Under the Southern Cross
Australia’s Navies: Under the Southern Cross is a dynamic exhibition about the history of the Royal Australian Navy.
Over ten themed chapters, the exhibition covers the history of Australia’s navies, from the colonial navies and two world wars to recent conflicts in the Middle East and contemporary peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
ACTION! Film & War
ACTION! Film & War follows Australians armed with cameras who have shared their experiences as they record history and bear witness to conflict – either as a professional duty or for their personal record.
Australians at war
Learn about Australia's involvement in war, from the time of the first settlement at Sydney Cove in the 18th century to our peacekeeping roles under United Nations auspices.
Explore a selection of resources related to the wartime experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Please be advised that the following pages contain the names, images and objects of deceased people.
Sufferings of War and Service
The Australian War Memorial has worked with veterans and their advocates to commission a work of art, by artist Alex Seton, to recognise and commemorate the suffering caused by war and military service.
Papuan campaign, 1942 - 43
The opening months of 1942 were perhaps the darkest days of the Second World War for Australia, with the seemingly unstoppable advance of Imperial Japanese forces across Asia and into the Pacific.
The Dunstan Family and the World Wars
Observations on Peacekeeping during the Yom Kippur War
John McKenzie was used to making do during the Second World War. So when a pilot asked if he could service an aircraft overnight in New Guinea one evening, he didn’t hesitate.