Media Releases

  1. New National Register of War Memorials connects Australians across the nation

    01 November 2018

    War memorials in every suburb, town, and city across Australia will now be connected via a new Australian War Memorial initiative, launched at a major event at Parliament House today.

  2. Building the memorial of the future

    01 November 2018

    Statement - Dr Brendan Nelson - Director of the Australian War Memorial

  3. Emotional new museum theatre piece Epitaph explores grief and loss

    15 October 2018

    Performances of Epitaph, a new museum theatre piece capturing the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War, have commenced in Anzac Hall at the Australian War Memorial.

  4. Memorial’s latest special exhibition, After the war, explores the impact of all conflicts over the past 100 years

    11 October 2018

    The Australian War Memorial has launched a new special exhibition, After the war, which explores the personal and societal impact and legacy of war.

  5. Memorial launches Honour their spirit program of activities to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War

    05 October 2018

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, the Australian War Memorial will deliver a program of events across a five-week period until Remembrance Day, with a display of 62,000 hand-crafted poppies in the grounds of the Memorial and enhanced by a lightscape and soundscape.

  6. Memorial launches publication dedicated to Charles Bean’s war diaries

    03 October 2018

    A remarkable publication detailing the first-hand accounts of Australia’s official First World War correspondent, Charles Bean, was today launched at the Australian War Memorial by The Hon. Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.

  7. Rob Douma takes out the 2018 Napier Waller Art Prize

    21 September 2018

    The Australian War Memorial is pleased to announce Rob Douma as the winner of the inaugural Napier Waller Art Prize.

  8. Long Tan Cross finds a permanent home at Memorial

    17 August 2018

    The Long Tan Cross, considered one of the most significant battlefield relics from Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, has been unveiled in its permanent home in the Vietnam Gallery at the Australian War Memorial.

  9. Memorial launches publication dedicated to Last Post Ceremony

    15 August 2018

    An inspirational new book dedicated to the daily ceremony which honours Australians who lost their lives in service of our country was today launched at Parliament House by Prime Minister the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull.