Visit the Memorial

Visitors require timed tickets to enter the Memorial and attend the daily Last Post Ceremony at 4:30pm.

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Learn about Transcribe

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2024 Napier Waller Art Prize

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Touring Exhibitions

Our current touring exhibitions include ACTION! Film & War, Ink in the Lines and Art in Conflict.

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Last Post Ceremony

From 1 January 2024, the daily Last Post Ceremony will begin at 4.30 pm.

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Development project

Our Continuing Story

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Plan your visit

The Australian War Memorial is open to the public.

Visitors require timed tickets to enter the Memorial, and also to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony at 4:30 pm in the Commemorative Area.

Access to the Memorial entrance and visitor carpark is via Fairbairn Avenue. 

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School and school aged group bookings

2024 Napier Waller Art Prize

Voting is now open for the 2024 Napier Waller Art Prize People's Choice Award.

Visit the online exhibition and vote for your favourite entry.

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Cold War galleries

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The Cold War galleries featuring the Korean War, Vietnam War, Malayan Emergency and Indonesian Confrontation have been renewed, placing these conflicts within the wider perspective of the Cold War.

The Cold War Gallery is located on the lower level of the Memorial.

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The Memorial has launched a new online platform, Transcribe. Help preserve Australia's history by transcribing records from the National Collection.

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Indigenous service

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.

  1. “Sharp drop”, “Slippery track”, “Rough going” are some of the understated descriptions on a map of the Kokoda Trail.

  2. 2nd Lieutenant Alfred John Hearps holds the distinction of being the only known Indigenous Australian commissioned officer to die during the First World War.

  3. Current Memorial research estimates that approximately 1,200 Indigenous Australian men attempted to enlist in the First World War.

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