Media Releases

  1. For Gallantry: Australians awarded the George Cross and the Cross of Valour, book launched

    26 November 2020

    For Gallantry: Australians awarded the George Cross and the Cross of Valour is the first book dedicated to the stories of the 28 Australians honoured for their extreme bravery away from the battlefield.

  2. Dr Stephen Gapps wins inaugural Les Carlyon Literary Prize

    19 November 2020

    Dr Stephen Gapps has won the inaugural Les Carlyon Literary Prize for his work, The Sydney Wars – Conflict in the early colony 1788-1817.

  3. Second World War Indigenous Service List published online

    13 November 2020

    The Australian War Memorial has published its Second World War Indigenous Service List online in time for NAIDOC Week.

  4. 2020 Remembrance Day National Ceremony

    11 November 2020

    The nation paused at 11 am today for Remembrance Day to mark the 102nd anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War on 11 November 1918.

  5. 2020 Remembrance Day - MEDIA INFORMATION PACK

    09 November 2020

    Remembrance Day 2020 marks the 102nd anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War on 11 November 1918.
    Media are invited to attend the Remembrance Day National Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial on Wednesday 11 November. 

  6. Les Carlyon Literary Prize shortlist announced

    03 November 2020

    The Australian War Memorial is proud to announce the shortlisted finalists for the inaugural Les Carlyon Literary Prize. 
    The prize will be awarded for an author’s first major publication relating to Australian military history, social military history or war history, as either fiction or nonfiction, and published between 2018 and June 2020. More than 60 works were submitted for the prize.

  7. Places of Pride passes 10,000 memorials listed in two years

    30 October 2020

    Places of Pride: the National Register of War Memorials has passed the significant milestone of 10,000 memorials being listed, just two years after it was launched.

    This Australian War Memorial initiative aims to display photos and record the location of every war memorial across the country.

  8. Australians urged to mark Remembrance Day online

    29 October 2020

    This year the Australian War Memorial will commemorate Remembrance Day with a national-televised National Ceremony on 11 November.
    The ceremony will be take place in the Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard of the Memorial from 10.45 am until midday.  

  9. The Long Shadow - A history of the medical legacies of the Vietnam War

    28 October 2020

    The Vietnam War continued to cast a long shadow over a generation of Australian servicemen and servicewomen, well after the war was over.
    Now an independent history that analyses and documents the medical legacies of the Vietnam War has been published.