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.
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.
Fifteen-year-old Edith “Edie” Cynthia Rose Leembruggen (née Kenneison) first met Australian nurse Vivian Bullwinkel in a prisoner of war camp on Banka Island in February 1942. Their friendship would help them survive years in captivity and become the basis of a lifelong bond.
Australian federal elections have taken place during times of peace and times of conflict. Even two world wars could not stop Australians casting their ballots, whether at home or on the battlefield.
It was New Year’s Eve 1968, and Mike Ruffin was on his last operation in Vietnam. He had already served in Malaya and Borneo, and by the age of 26 was an experienced SAS patrol commander.