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. 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.
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.
3D Treasures features a selection of objects from our collection in 3D, giving you a closer view of these stories than ever before.
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.
How Queen Elizabeth's life and reign was shaped by the Second World War.
During the Second World War, salvage work was undertaken on a massive scale by the military.
When 15,000 Australian and British prisoners of war refused a Japanese order to sign a pledge not to escape, Changi Camp Commander General Shimpei Fukuye retaliated by ordering their relocation to Selarang Barracks on 30 August 1942.