Plan your visit
Regular visitors will notice that we have made changes to our operations to ensure the health and safety of visitors, staff and volunteers.
Visitors over the age of 16 years are required to check-in prior to entry using the Check IN CBR app.
National Reconciliation Week 2021
As part of National Reconciliation Week, the Australian War Memorial is sharing stories of the service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Learn more through our collection of art, film and personal stories.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please be aware that this resource contains images and names 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.
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.
The V-2 rocket was the first ballistic guided missile to use advanced rocket technology and to be used in war by the Nazi’s against the Allies.
When the Second World War began, John Desmond Peck was 17, too young for overseas service he falsified his birthdate. As far as the army was concerned, he was nearly 21 years old. By January 1940, Peck was on his way to the Middle East.
An important part of the role of the Memorial’s Indigenous Liaison Officer is to find the Indigenous identities of unidentified servicemen. Here are two such stories.