Media Releases

  1. Brendan Nelson welcomes Matt Anderson PSM as new Memorial Director

    13 December 2019

    Outgoing Director Dr Brendan Nelson AO and Chairman of the Council Mr Kerry Stokes AC have welcomed the appointment of Mr Matthew Anderson PSM as the new Director of the Australian War Memorial.

  2. Memorial exhibition, Laughter: a powerful ally examines the importance of humour in the military

    09 December 2019

    A new exhibition exploring the history and importance of humour and laughter to those in the armed forces has gone on display at the Australian War Memorial.

  3. Memorial Development Project to hold consultations around Australia

    04 December 2019

    Following the launch of the Australian War Memorial’s Development Project plans by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 18 November, the Memorial will hold a series of community consultation sessions in each Australian state and territory in December.

  4. 'All our war veterans, living or long gone, deserve their stories told in one memorial' – Wing Commander (Ret’d) Sharon Bown

    29 November 2019

    The “Invictus Generation” is the description Prince Harry gave to men and women who served in war and in military operations since the late 20th century. This generation includes Australian veterans and families whose stories of service exist, whose sacrifice has been made and is still being made, but whose stories largely remain untold. This must change

  5. Memorial exhibition tells the stories of survival against all odds

    27 November 2019

    During times of war, courage, determination, and sometimes luck can be all that stands between a person and death, wounding, or capture. The Australian War Memorial’s latest temporary exhibition, Against all odds, explores amazing stories of near misses and survival from the First World War to Afghanistan.

  6. Prime Minister announces Memorial Development Project plans

    18 November 2019

    The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, announced the official plans for the nine-year Australian War Memorial Development Project at an event on Monday.

  7. Letter to the Editor of The Age

    14 November 2019

    Dear Editor, Terry Martin asks why a billionaire could not provide his services to the Australian War Memorial pro bono and “leave a few more crumbs for veterans” (Letters 13 Nov).

  8. 2019 Remembrance Day National Ceremony

    11 November 2019

    At 11 am today the nation paused for Remembrance Day, marking the 101st anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War on 11 November 1918; while approximately 2700 people attended the ceremony on the grounds of the Australian War Memorial.   

  9. Tickets available for 2019 Remembrance Day National Ceremony

    29 October 2019

    Members of the general public seeking free seated tickets for the 2019 Remembrance Day National Ceremony can now book online through the Australian War Memorial’s website.