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Visitor Information

Opening times

10am - 5pm* daily
Closed Christmas Day
Free entry

The Memorial has Late Night Openings on Friday and Saturday nights during Centenary of Armistice 2018 commemorations from 5 October 2018 to 11 November 2018. View our full Program of Events for more information.

Memorial at sunset

*We begin closing our galleries from 4.40pm and ask visitors to join us for the Last Post Ceremony. If you are visiting us on Anzac Day or Remembrance Day, please be aware that different opening times and road closures will apply.

Location

Treloar Crescent
Campbell ACT 2612
Australia

The Memorial is located at the top of Anzac Parade, just minutes from Canberra's city centre. Get easy directions for walking, cycling and driving with Google Maps.

Aerial view of Memorial grounds

Getting here

Visiting from interstate? Visit Canberra has information on getting to Canberra as well as recommendations for other things to see and do in the nation's capital.

We recommend allowing a full day to experience everything the Australian War Memorial has to offer.

🚘 Parking

  • 4 hour limits apply between 7.30am - 6.00pm (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). If you need to stay longer, see the Front Desk for a temporary parking pass.
  • Underground parking is available off Fairbairn Avenue; above-ground parking is available off Treloar Crescent.
  • Coach parking is available on Treloar Crescent and behind Anzac Hall.
  • A drop-off point is available near the main entrance.

🚍 Public transport

  • Transport Canberra regularly services the Australian War Memorial on both weekday and weekends. Bus stops are located on Limestone Avenue. Special services also operate on Anzac Day.
  • Catch Route 10 on weekdays / Catch Route 910 on Saturday and Sunday.

🚲 Bikes

  • Bicycle racks are available near the Administration and C.E.W. Bean buildings.

Accommodation

Entry

Entry to the Memorial is free. Maps, brochures, and tour information are available at the Front Desk inside the main entrance. Wheelchairs and strollers are also available for free loan. Free cloaking facilities are also available; large bags cannot be taken into the Memorial for safety and security reasons.

Conditions of Entry

  • For safety reasons, all bags (including small handbags and camera cases) must be presented for inspection, and all large items cloaked (including large handbags and backpacks).
  • Photography and handheld video cameras are permitted, provided they are of a small size.
  • The use of selfie sticks or tripods is not permitted.
Delicious breakfast at Poppy's cafe

Cafes

Take a break during your visit

The Memorial has two cafes: Poppy's cafe (located in the Memorial grounds) is open 8.30 am – 4.30 pm daily. The Landing Place (located in Anzac Hall) is open 10:30 am – 4.30 pm daily.

Poppy's Café will be open until 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights during the Memorial's Centenary of Armistice 2018 commemorations from 5 October 2018 to 11 November 2018. See our Late Night Openings information for more details.

 

The Memorial's galleries include many fascinating dioramas.

Exhibitions

The Memorial's galleries contain our permanent exhibitions dedicated to periods of conflict in Australia's history, as well as our ever-changing temporary exhibition spaces.

Commemorative area tour

Free Tours

A great way to discover the Memorial

Our tours are led by our passionate volunteers. Choose from 30, 60 and 90 minute tours, which variously include highlights of the entire Memorial, or specific galleries.

Honour their spirit handcrafted poppies

Honour Their Spirit

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War a creative public program will run at the Australian War Memorial from 5 October to Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018. See how you can honour their spirit.

Discover more

Research Centre Reading Room

Open 10 am – 4.30 pm weekdays and 1 pm – 4.30 pm Saturdays.
Closed Sundays and ACT public holidays.

The Research Centre Reading Room is a dedicated facility within the Memorial where we provide research assistance and access to our archived collection material. Perfect for those wanting to research further into their family history.

The Discovery Zone

The Discovery Zone is an educational space for visiting school groups. It is open to the public between 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm on weekdays and all day during weekends, public holidays and ACT school holidays.

Accessibility and Safety

Assisted access

  • Designated disabled parking is available in the underground and above ground car parks.
  • Access from the underground car park to the main entrance is via a gradient ramp with handrails.
  • The main stairs have handrails on both sides.
  • The lift for disabled visitors is adjacent to the main entrance at the front of the Memorial.
  • People with low mobility or using wheelchairs can navigate the Memorial via lifts and ramps.
  • Please see our maps for the locations of disabled toilets, lifts and other facilities.

Lighting

  • The lighting levels vary throughout the Memorial. Some exhibits have low lighting to protect the objects on display.
  • Other parts of the Memorial, such as the Striking by night experience in Anzac Hall and the Conflicts 1945 to Today galleries, contain bright, flashing lights.

Carers Room

A carers room on the lower level provides private and comfortable seating along with changing and washing facilities.

The disabled toilets in Anzac Hall also have baby changing facilities.

Map - lower level galleries

Maps

Maps are available here to help you find specific galleries, exhibitions, facilities, cafes, or simply the historical building's features.