Media Releases

  1. 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.

  2. Monash sculpture unveiled 100 years after the battle of Hamel

    04 July 2018

    On the centenary of the First World War battle of Hamel the Australian War Memorial has dedicated a commemorative sculpture of General Sir John Monash, who planned and directed the successful action.   

  3. Memorial launches world-first Hamel virtual reality experience

    20 June 2018

    The Australian War Memorial has launched the Battle of Hamel virtual reality experience which uses the latest in VR technology to deliver a synchronised in-theatre experience for the first time worldwide.


  4. Inaugural Napier Waller Art Prize for veteran artists open from 11 June

    08 June 2018

    The Australian War Memorial, the University of Canberra, The Road Home and Thales Australia are excited to invite current and former Australian Defence Force personnel to enter the inaugural Napier Waller Art Prize, open from 11 June 2018.

  5. Pop a poppy on your car Commemorative car poppy campaign to raise awareness of 100-year anniversary of end of the First World War

    30 May 2018

    November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. On the 11th day of the 11th month, after four years of fighting, one of the world’s most devastating conflicts was finally over, and Australia mourned 62,000 dead. The ‘Great War’ deeply scarred our young nation and changed us.

  6. Australian War Memorial AEC Submission on Bean electorate

    24 May 2018

    The Australian War Memorial has released its Australian Electoral Commission Submission into the decision to name a new electorate in the Australian Capital Territory after Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean. C.E.W. Bean is the founder of the Memorial.

  7. Lockheed Martin Australia announces new partnerships with the Australian War Memorial and the Invictus Games Sydney 2018

    18 May 2018

    Lockheed Martin Australia’s enduring support for organisations that both honour and assist members of Australia’s armed forces was reaffirmed today with the announcement of two new partnerships - one with the Australian War Memorial and the other with the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

  8. 50th anniversaries of the battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral in Vietnam Program of commemorations and exhibitions

    02 May 2018

    The Australian War Memorial will have a program of commemorations and exhibitions to mark the 50th anniversaries of the battles of Coral and Balmoral in which Australian soldiers fought their largest, most sustained and arguably most hazardous battles of the Vietnam War.

  9. Thousands attend Anzac Day 2018 National Ceremony

    25 April 2018

    Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial, today said he was proud to see the large crowd attend today’s Anzac Day National Ceremony.

    “An estimated 11,500 people attended the National Ceremony and veterans’ march, bringing the total number of people at both Anzac Day ceremonies at the Australian War Memorial to 49,500,” Dr Nelson said.