Media Releases

  1. STATEMENT - Response to Australian Financial Review article - 23 August 2020

    26 August 2020

    I write in response to Tom McIlroy’s article in the Australian Financial Review (23 August), “Architects say War Memorial rebuild will harm heritage”. The article makes reference to an open letter penned by former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects, Clare Cousins.

  2. Memorial launches latest 360-degree digital experience On Closer Inspection – HMAS Sydney: Adelaide-class FFG frigate

    24 August 2020

    The Australian War Memorial has launched the latest in its series of immersive digital experiences, On Closer Inspection. Through the use of 360-degree digital video and virtual reality technology, users can view and explore the Adelaide-class FFG.

  3. Napier Waller Art Prize 2020 shortlist announced, People’s Choice award open

    17 August 2020

    The Australian War Memorial has launched an online exhibition of Napier Waller Art Prize 2020 finalists. Thirty-one artworks are displayed in the exhibition, which is now live.

  4. Audience with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Australian Second World War veteran Mr Les Cook

    16 August 2020

    In the lead up to the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal held a video call with Second World War veteran Mr Les Cook.

  5. 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War, Saturday 15 August 2020

    14 August 2020

    The Australian War Memorial has developed a range of resources and virtual activities to enable commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific on 15 August 2020, and the end of the Second World War.  

  6. Memorial welcomes Teddy Sheean VC recommendation

    10 August 2020

    The Australian War Memorial has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that he has recommended the Queen posthumously award Second World War hero Edward “Teddy” Sheean the Victoria Cross.

  7. New exhibition explores the role of the Soviet Union in the Second World War

    06 August 2020

    In the lead-up to the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a temporary exhibition about the Soviet Union’s role in the defeat of Nazi Germany has gone on display at the Australian War Memorial.

  8. Second phase of EPBC consultation begins

    02 July 2020

    The Australian War Memorial development project has progressed to the next stage of consultation under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act referral process, after the second phase of consultation was approved for release by the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE).

  9. Visitors welcomed back to Memorial

    01 July 2020

    The Australian War Memorial reopened to visitors today, after its doors closed to the public on Monday 23 March.