Media Releases

  1. Strong crowd numbers for Anzac Day Dawn Service - 2019

    25 April 2019

    An estimated crowd of 35,000 visitors gathered this morning at the Australian War Memorial for the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service. 

  2. For our Country sculpture unveiled, marking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian military service

    28 March 2019

    For our Country, a new sculptural pavilion commemorating the military service and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, was unveiled today in the Sculpture Garden at the Australian War Memorial.

  3. Volume IV of the peacekeeping official history series launched

    21 March 2019

    The fourth volume in the Official History of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations, The limits of peacekeeping, was officially launched today at the Australian War Memorial. 

  4. Napier Waller Art Prize for veteran artists opens from 29 April 2019

    14 March 2019

    The Australian War Memorial, the University of Canberra, The Road Home, Thales Australia and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon. Darren Chester MP encourage current and former Australian Defence Force personnel to enter the 2019 Napier Waller Art Prize, open from 29 April.

  5. Mr Kerry Stokes AC – Chairman of the Council of the Australian War Memorial

    06 March 2019

    Les Carlyon (1942-2019)

    Les Carlyon was the exquisite storyteller every journalist wanted to be and the historian of our age. His prose was spare, beautiful in its simplicity and brimming with meaning.

  6. Vale esteemed historian, author and journalist Les Carlyon AC

    05 March 2019

    On behalf of the Council and staff, Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson has expressed his deep sadness at the passing today of pre-eminent historian, author, journalist and long-serving Memorial Council Member, Mr Les Carlyon AC.

  7. Memorial welcomes AP-3C Orion aircraft into National Collection

    28 February 2019

    A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft with a decorated 33-year service history as a search-and-rescue plane will be handed over to the Australian War Memorial at the 2019 Avalon Airshow.

  8. Australian War Memorial shines new light on music from the First World War

    04 February 2019

    As part of its Music from the First World War project, the Australian War Memorial will showcase its rich collection of sheet music and concert programs for the first time by cataloguing, digitising, and professionally recording 100 musical works from the archive.

  9. War Memorial brings history home

    04 February 2019

    The Australian War Memorial is offering a new way to engage with the stories of our nation through a series of podcasts focused on the impact of war on individuals, their families, and our society.