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Roll of Honour name projections

Opening hours

10am – 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

The Memorial's galleries are progressively closed from 4:40pm for the Last Post Ceremony.

Admission to the Memorial is free



Reality in flames

Reality in flames explores Australian modernist artists' response to the Second World War. 

From 3 July 2015.

Australia in the Great War

New permanent exhibition in the First World War Galleries.

Afghanistan: the Australian story

Discover the extraordinary efforts of Australians in Afghanistan through the words of our veterans and their families.

  • Mephisto

    After 70 years of exhibition in Queensland the First World War German tank Mephisto has arrived at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the Memorial has collaborated with the Queensland Museum to display Mephisto outside Brisbane for the first time since it was transported from Europe after the end of the First World War. On display in Anzac Hall from 27 July.

  • Gallipoli Centenary Commission: David Jolly

    Gallipoli Centenary Commission: David Jolly

    In 2015 the Australian War Memorial commissioned Melbourne-based artist David Jolly to attend the centenary Anzac Day Dawn Service on Gallipoli. Jolly created seven paintings on glass in response to key moments between arriving on site in the afternoon of 24 April, the long wait for dawn and the ceremony.

    The Gallipoli Centenary Commission is on display until July 2016.

  • Anzac connections papers

    Anzac Connections

    More than 50,000 pages of First World War private collections have been digitised and released online, as part of the Anzac Connections project.

    • Interested in transcribing letters and diaries? Find out more...
    • The Daily Digger project on Twitter uses personal quotes drawn from digitised private letters and diaries of First World War diggers and nurses.
  • Roll of Honour name projection

    Roll of Honour name projections

    During the Centenary period, the name of each of the 62,000 Australians who gave their lives during the First World War will be projected onto the façade of the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial. The names will be displayed from sunset to sunrise every night, and can be seen from the Memorial's grounds. Each name will be visible for 30 seconds.

  • The Last Post Ceremony

    At the end of each day, commencing at 4.55 AEST pm, the Memorial farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony.

    Live video stream