Temporary building closure
In line with ACT Government COVID-19 health directions, the Australian War Memorial has temporarily closed to the public.
Each day at 4.45pm a Last Post Ceremony will be shared from our archives. Follow #LPCarchive on Facebook and Twitter.
Stay safe and we hope to see you again soon.
9/11 Terrorist attacks
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America, a moment that galvanised many countries around the world to take action. What became known as the "War on Terror" began that day.
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.
To commemorate #NAIDOC2021 we have created this page which lets you explore some resources related to the wartime experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
3D Treasures features a selection of objects from our collection in 3D, giving you a closer view of these stories than ever before.
Among the Australian War Memorial’s holdings is a little-known collection of Second World War posters from the USSR.
21 September 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the battle of Nui Le in Vietnam.
Indelibly etched into our personal and collective memory, anyone old enough to remember the attacks has asked – or been asked – where were you when it happened?