Media Releases

  1. Australian War Memorial AEC Submission on Bean electorate

    24 May 2018

    The Australian War Memorial has released its Australian Electoral Commission Submission into the decision to name a new electorate in the Australian Capital Territory after Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean. C.E.W. Bean is the founder of the Memorial.

  2. Lockheed Martin Australia announces new partnerships with the Australian War Memorial and the Invictus Games Sydney 2018

    18 May 2018

    Lockheed Martin Australia’s enduring support for organisations that both honour and assist members of Australia’s armed forces was reaffirmed today with the announcement of two new partnerships - one with the Australian War Memorial and the other with the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

  3. 50th anniversaries of the battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral in Vietnam Program of commemorations and exhibitions

    02 May 2018

    The Australian War Memorial will have a program of commemorations and exhibitions to mark the 50th anniversaries of the battles of Coral and Balmoral in which Australian soldiers fought their largest, most sustained and arguably most hazardous battles of the Vietnam War.

  4. Thousands attend Anzac Day 2018 National Ceremony

    25 April 2018

    Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial, today said he was proud to see the large crowd attend today’s Anzac Day National Ceremony.

    “An estimated 11,500 people attended the National Ceremony and veterans’ march, bringing the total number of people at both Anzac Day ceremonies at the Australian War Memorial to 49,500,” Dr Nelson said.

     

  5. Strong crowd numbers for Anzac Day Dawn Service

    25 April 2018

    An estimated crowd of about 38,000 visitors gathered this morning at the Australian War Memorial for the 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Service.  

    Memorial Director Dr Brendan Nelson, said he was proud of the continuing commitment and dedication of everyday Australians to the annual commemoration of Anzac Day.

  6. Memorial to welcome RF-111C aircraft into National Collection

    20 April 2018

    The Australian War Memorial can confirm a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) RF-111C aircraft currently at the South Australian Aviation Museum will be transferred to the Memorial’s collection. 

  7. Tributes to the Honourable Jocelyn Newman AO

    13 April 2018

    Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson joined in with tributes to the former Memorial Council Member the Honourable Jocelyn Newman AO, who passed away last weekend at the age of 80, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. 

  8. Australian War Memorial welcomes new Bean electorate

    06 April 2018

    The Australian War Memorial has today applauded the decision to name a new federal electorate in the Australian Capital Territory after official war historian and Memorial founder, Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean.

  9. Inaugural Napier Waller Art Prize for Defence artists officially launched

    14 March 2018

    The Australian War Memorial, in partnership with Thales Australia and with support from the University of Canberra, today launched the inaugural Napier Waller Art Prize, the first ever national art prize offered exclusively to Defence personnel.

    The $10,000 prize is open to all current and former Defence personnel. It aims to promote the healing potential of art for servicemen and servicewomen and to raise a broader awareness of the military experience and the impact of service on the individual.