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62,000 Poppies Display

Date: Friday 5 October - Sunday 11 November 2018
Time: 9am - 10pm
Location: Australian War Memorial

A display of 62,000 handcrafted, red poppies on the Memorial's grounds is the centrepiece of commemorations, symbolically representing Australian lives lost in the First World War.

This is a free event. Night time lighting will allow visitors to access the display through to 10pm each day.

Visitors can walk around the Sculpture Garden on the Memorial’s western grounds to view this spectacular and moving display. Complementing the handcrafted poppies display is a moving musical program assembled by Memorial artist in residence Chris Latham.

About the 62,000 poppies

The 62,000 Poppies Display is by the founders of the 5,000 Poppies project and Phillip Johnson Landscapes.  

Each handcrafted poppy has been created by a volunteer and represents an Australian life lost in the First World War. The names of those lost are individually listed on the Memorial’s Roll of Honour.

The Memorial's Commemorative Area and Roll of Honour will also be open to the public for a select number of evenings throughout this period.

Watch our behind-the-scenes videos on the poppy makers.

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