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Conditions of using Australian War Memorial collection materials

Photography and filming for media purposes (including media events)

It is important to note that the Memorial should not be used as a backdrop to lobby, provide political comment or to imply approval of products. The Memorial is a place of commemoration for all Australians, and as such visitors should not be inconvenienced. External media conferences can not be conducted on the Memorial's front courtyard/front steps, within the Commemorative courtyard or in the galleries.

All media, or any individuals or organisations hoping to invite media onto the Memorial grounds must be approved in advance by the Memorial’s Communication and Marketing Section.

Filming and photography at the Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is a unique institution – a world-class museum and research archive, it is also the nation’s main site of commemoration for the more than 102,000 servicemen and women who have died during war.  The Memorial uses the latest museum technologies to help visitors understand the Australian experience of conflict. As such, it represents a unique location for filming and photography.

These factsheets outlines the process for requesting permission to film or photograph onsite and provides general information about onsite expectations for photographers, talent release and privacy, and copyright.

Onsite at the Memorial

  • The main entrance for media is the back Security Entrance, behind the HMAS Brisbane bridge
  • Media may park near the Security Entrance to unload vehicles, but then are requested to move vehicles to a carpark for security and access reasons
  • Media may use reserved parking marked 'AWM Vehicle' or 'Official Visitor' in the Executive Carpark (behind the Administration Building)

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