The health and safety of our visitors, veteran community, staff and volunteers remains top priority for the Australian War Memorial.

As a result of the latest national health advice, the Memorial is closed to the public until further notice.

With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving, updated public information will be made available on our website and social media channels.

Thank you for your continued understanding in these trying times.




Museum at Home

Our galleries and exhibitions are temporarily closed but we’re still telling stories about our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen and the Australian experience of war.

Research a family member, explore our interactive digital experiences, listen to podcasts, and watch videos about the amazing objects in our collection.

What's On Today Our galleries and exhibitions are temporarily closed

  1. The courage for peace

    18 October 2019 - 03 September 2020

    This special exhibition honours those Australians who work tirelessly to avert tragedy and build peace.

    From Bougainville to East Timor; Rwanda to Solomon Islands - explore the stories behind peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, where Australian civilians, diplomats, police and military, have shown the courage to make peace.


  2. Laughter: A Powerful Ally

    05 November 2019 - 01 November 2020

    In times of adversity, people often look to humour to keep up their spirits. This exhibition tells the story of comedy performance spanning the First World War through to recent conflicts. 

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Tours of the Memorial

Tours of the Memorial

Memorial guides offer a personal touch to your visit and provide an exclusive experience. Highlights audio tours are also available for individual use in English, Mandarin, and Hindi.  An Auslan (Australian Sign Language) video translation of the tour is also available.


Exhibitions and Galleries

From permanent galleries to online exhibitions

The Memorial has several permanent exhibitions and galleries, covering Australia's involvement in all conflicts. For those outside of Canberra, we also have touring and online exhibitions, as well as collection items in fellow institutions.

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Building Features

Our historical building itself is something to explore. Find out the significance and commemorative role of different parts of our incredible building, and special galleries such as Anzac Hall.

Last Post Ceremony

The Last Post ceremony allows guests to remember those Australians who have lost their lives in war. It is broadcast live daily via webcam on the Memorial’s website from 4.55 pm AEDT.

Located on the Entry Level