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.
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.
Napier Waller Art Prize 2022
Australia has become home to around 27,000 Holocaust survivors since the conclusion of the Second World War. Many resettled here after enduring the genocidal horrors of the Third Reich in Germany and occupied Europe, bringing with them powerful stories of suffering, survival and hope.
On 14 January 1942 members of 2/30th Battalion, seized an opportunity as the first Australian ground force to clash with the Japanese and blow a vital bridge at Gemencheh, in the state of Negri Sembilan, Malaya.
When Private Herbert Reynolds enlisted on his 18th birthday in September 1914, he could not have known what was to come. Many at the time had thought that the war would be over by Christmas, but it wasn’t long before they realised how wrong that prediction would be.