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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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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.

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. During the Second World War many Australian official war artists who were stationed in Papua New Guinea captured portraits of Papuan and New Guinean Soldiers. 

  2. 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the first contingent of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, in Saigon, on 3 August 1962.

  3. Arthur "Reg" Evans was an Australian Coastwatcher when he helped rescue John F. Kennedy and his crew after their PT boat was cut in two and sunk by a Japanese destroyer during the Second World War.

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