Media Releases

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


  7. Strong crowd numbers for Anzac Day Dawn Service

    25 April 2018

    An estimated crowd of about 38,000 visitors gathered this morning at the Australian War Memorial for the 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Service.  

    Memorial Director Dr Brendan Nelson, said he was proud of the continuing commitment and dedication of everyday Australians to the annual commemoration of Anzac Day.

  8. Memorial to welcome RF-111C aircraft into National Collection

    20 April 2018

    The Australian War Memorial can confirm a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) RF-111C aircraft currently at the South Australian Aviation Museum will be transferred to the Memorial’s collection. 

  9. Tributes to the Honourable Jocelyn Newman AO

    13 April 2018

    Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson joined in with tributes to the former Memorial Council Member the Honourable Jocelyn Newman AO, who passed away last weekend at the age of 80, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.