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The Australian War Memorial is open to the public.

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DAILY AT 4:45PM AEST

Last Post Ceremony

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Our Continuing Story

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Research at the Memorial

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80TH ANNIVERSARY

Papuan campaign, 1942 - 43

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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. Extended times for September and October:

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September
Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October (October long weekend)

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

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2022 Napier Waller Art Prize

This online exhibition presents finalists in the 2022 Napier Waller Art Prize and those entries awarded 'highly commended' by the judging panel.

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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.

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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.

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3D Treasures

A CURATED SELECTION FROM OUR DIGITAL COLLECTION

3D Treasures features a selection of objects from our collection in 3D, giving you a closer view of these stories than ever before.

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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.

 
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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. 

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FEATURED ARTICLES
  1. The Work of the Australian Army’s Base Post Office at Kantara in Egypt during the First World War.

  2. Formed by Colonel Lindsay Tasman Ride in March 1942 in southern China to assist prisoners of war, internees and escapees from Hong Kong.

  3. Trevor Scott was guarding aeroplanes at Torokina on Bougainville Island during the Second World War, when he heard a noise in the middle of the night.

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