Media Releases

  1. Natalie Duncan takes out the prestigious Napier Waller Art Prize for 2019

    19 September 2019

    The Australian War Memorial is pleased to announce Natalie Duncan as the winner of the 2019 Napier Waller Art Prize, for her work entitled You are in danger and I am far away.

  2. Memorial donates $30,000 in hand-crafted Armistice poppy sales to Legacy

    06 September 2019

    A donation of $30,000, generated through the sale of hand-crafted poppies displayed at the Australian War Memorial for the centenary of the Armistice, has been made to Legacy Australia as part of Legacy Week.

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

    20 August 2019

    The Australian War Memorial’s 2019 Napier Waller Art Prize online exhibition of 26 shortlisted artworks is now live, with voting open for the People’s Choice Award, including a cash prize of $5,000.

  4. Australian War Memorial Director to retire from position

    15 August 2019

    After seven years, Dr Brendan Nelson today announced that he will step down as Director of the Australian War Memorial at the end of the year.

  5. Memorial documentary The Hall of Memory showcases the inspirational work of artist Napier Waller – Character Counts

    06 August 2019

    A powerful documentary paying homage to the Australian War Memorial’s Hall of Memory has been released by the Memorial. In particular, it emphasises the 15 values observed in Australian servicemen and servicewomen which inform character.

  6. Memorial welcomes local residents to be part of “early works” redevelopment consultation

    17 July 2019

    The Australian War Memorial has invited local residents to take part in community engagement and consultation activities which will provide information about “early works” and changes to parking on the Memorial grounds commencing in October 2019.

  7. Memorial commissions first female Aboriginal official war artist

    12 July 2019

    The Australian War Memorial has commissioned a body of work by artist Megan Cope, making her the Memorial’s first female Aboriginal official war artist. In 2017 Cope travelled to the Middle East accompanying various Defence units participating in Operation Accordion.

  8. Australian War Memorial marks the 50th anniversary of the battle of Binh Ba

    06 June 2019

    The 50th anniversary of the battle of Binh Ba in Vietnam was marked at the Australian War Memorial today with a special Last Post Ceremony that commemorated the service of Private Wayne Teeling, the only Australian who died in the battle.

  9. On Closer Inspection – The Bushmaster

    30 May 2019

    New 360-degree interactive experience explores the Australian-built Protected Mobility Vehicle inside and out.

    The Australian War Memorial launched the second in its On Closer Inspection series of interactive digital experiences, giving visitors a new way to explore the large technology objects in the Memorial’s collection.Through the use of 360-degree digital video and virtual reality technology, users can view and explore a Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle.