One hundred years ago on 11 November 1918, four bloody years of brutal conflict came to an end.
Almost 62,000 Australians died fighting for our freedom and in service of our nation.
To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War creative public program will run at the Australian War Memorial for a five week period from 5 October to Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018.
Plan your visit to the Australian War Memorial to honour their spirit on this historical anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Key Events

The following activities will take place for five weeks, from 5 October until 11 November:

  • 62,000 poppies installation including musical experience and night time lighting
  • Special exhibition on the consequences of war
  • Roll of Honour name projections, each night from dusk to dawn
  • Roll of Honour names and ages audio experience, read by primary school children
  • Digital and social media support program allowing Australians to participate in the Memorial’s commemorative activities no matter where they are located

The following activities will take place from 9 November until 11 November (in addition to the activities listed above):

  • Beam of light projected from the parapet of the Memorial to Australian Parliament House (10 November only)
  • Photographic image projections onto the trees within the Memorial grounds

The Remembrance Day National Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 11 November.

Other Events

  • A new museum theatre commission about the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands.  
  • A display of photographs of German First World War memorials by Dr Martin Bayer in the Captain Reg Saunders Gallery. The display will open in October 2018.
  • A Commemorative Car Poppy campaign. Proceeds support Legacy and the Australian War Memorial.