Media Releases

  1. Historian Peter Burness awarded Queen’s Birthday honour

    12 June 2017

    Peter Burness, the renowned historian who retired from the Memorial in 2016 after 43 years of service, has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List.

  2. Two more Victoria Crosses to go on display

    08 June 2017

    The First World War Victoria Cross of Sergeant Samuel George Pearse MM and Lieutenant Albert Chalmers Borella MM will go on permanent display.

  3. Remembering those who served in Bomber Command 75 years on

    04 June 2017

    This year marks 75 years since Royal Australian Air Force squadrons joined combat operations with Bomber Command during the Second World War.

  4. Australian War Memorial’s first musical artist in residence

    23 May 2017

    Musician Chris Latham has been appointed the Australian War Memorial’s first ever musical artist in residence.

  5. Memorial farewells Mephisto

    18 May 2017

    Visitors to the Australian War Memorial only have until the end of May to see Mephisto.

  6. Thousands attend Anzac Day 2017 National Ceremony

    26 April 2017

    An estimated 7,000 people attended the National Ceremony and veterans’ march.

  7. Strong crowd numbers for Anzac Day Dawn Service

    25 April 2017

    An estimated 38,000 visitors gathered this morning at the Australian War Memorial for the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service.

  8. Two AK-47s seized by HMAS Darwin presented to Memorial

    21 April 2017

    The Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, today officially presented two AK-47s seized during Operation MANITOU to the Memorial.

  9. Memorial acquires headstones of George Cross recipients killed in Cowra breakout

    19 April 2017

    The Australian War Memorial has purchase two headstones to ensure the dignity of two Australian war heroes is maintained.