Centenary of the First World War

From 2014 the world will commemorate 100 years since the First World War. The conflict touched the lives of nearly every Australian and its effects are still evident today. During the period 2014–18 we will commemorate, remember, and learn from those who sacrificed their lives during those four years of fighting 1914–18.

What the Memorial is doing for the centenary

The Australian War Memorial will continue to host a variety of new public programs and events throughout the centenary period. Its new First World War exhibition Australia in the Great War, opened in the redeveloped galleries on 1 December 2014. For information on the redevelopment process please visit Our stories or the New First World War Galleries.

To learn more about the Memorial's centenary program, please visit the centenary projects 2014-2018 page.

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