“Will they remember me in Australia?” a mortally wounded Australian asked Australia’s official First World War correspondent, Charles Bean during the bloody battle of Pozières in 1916. Bean later conceived of and resolved to build what is now the Australian War Memorial. 

Since opening in 1941, the Australian War Memorial has recognised, honoured, and told the stories of our defence force personnel and their experiences in war and, later, on peacekeeping operations.

The time has come to modernise and expand our galleries and buildings so we can tell the continuing story of Australia’s contemporary contribution to a better world through the eyes of those who have served in modern conflicts; connecting the spirit of our past, present and future for generations to come.

Discover more details about the plans for the future of the Australian War Memorial below. 

National Capital Authority public consultation - October 2019

The Memorial has submitted a Works Approval application to the National Capital Authority (NCA) for the extension of Poppy’s Café Carpark and installation of a temporary carpark at Block 3 Section 39 Campbell, ACT. 

The scope of works is open for public consultation until 5 November 2019 and you can have your say now on the NCA website

Frequently asked questions about the Australian War Memorial Development Project

 Australian War Memorial Early Works Consultation Report

This report details our stakeholder consultation and engagement activities regarding the early works of the Development Project, and feedback received.

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The first edition will be published later this year.