• Suitable for primary and secondary students. This program is not facilitated by a Memorial educator. Teachers must keep their group together and stay with students throughout their visit.

    Please note. All students are given an orientation to the Australian War Memorial on arrival. They are then free to follow particular areas of interest but teachers are to stay with their group.

    Suggested highlights

    The Commemorative Area is a special place of remembrance. Please ensure that you include it in your visit. If you are here in the afternoon, join us for the closing ceremony at 5 pm. This features a live bugler, piper, or Australia's Federation Guard.

    Sound and light shows run regularly in ANZAC Hall:

    1. Striking by night - Lancaster "G for George" (re-creates a night-time bombing raid over Berlin). Hourly from 10 am.
    2. Over the front: the Great war in the air (an outstanding re-creation of a First World War aerial dogfight). At quarter past the hour from 10.15 am. 
    3. Sydney under attack (the Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour in 1942). At half past the hour alternating with Our first naval victory, commencing from 10.30 am.
    4. Our first naval victory (the destruction of the German raider Emden by HMAS Sydney in 1914). At half past the hour, alternating with Sydney under attack, commencing from 11.30 am.

    Bomber Command, in the Second World War gallery, simulates a bombing raid over Germany.

    Bookings available 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Memorial is closed Christmas Day.