Our special Friends-only activities give you an insider's view of the Memorial's exhibitions and galleries. The activities include behind-the-scenes tours and talks by the Memorial's historians and curators.
Bookings are essential for all Friends-only activities.

For further information or to make a booking to attend, please contact the Friends Coordinator on (02) 6243 4523 or email Friends@awm.gov.au

Next Friends Event:

H03547  Far from home: researching stories of First World War military service

Saturday 12 September
11am – 12.30pm

Bookings essential, free

Learn how to use the resources and collections of the Australian War Memorial to research stories of those who served with Australian forces during the First World War. From databases to digitised archival documents, photographs, film, and sound, a wealth of materials are available for discovering the story of your ancestor’s military service. This workshop includes a look behind the scenes at the Research Centre’s First World War collections and ends in the Reading Room, where participants can begin their journey of discovery.

To book, email friends@awm.gov.au or phone 02 6243 4523.




Death, Disease and Desire’ Friends only behind-the-scenes Art Tour

Saturday 10 October
Free. Bookings required, numbers are limited

How were good health and hygiene amongst the military forces maintained and encouraged during the First and Second World War? Campaigns used posters to persuade, inform and warn the forces about subjects as diverse as eating and saving the right food and avoiding sneezing in public places to  socially and morally controversial topics such as venereal disease. This talk will provide insights into this fascinating aspect of military life during the wars, revealed through little known posters in the Art collection.

Bookings are essential, phone (02) 6243 4523 or friends@awm.gov.au