Media Releases

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Memorial welcomes RF-111C aircraft into National Collection

    30 May 2019

    The Australian War Memorial today welcomed a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) RF-111C A8-134 aircraft into its collection. It will be housed in the recently built and completed storage facility at the Treloar Technology Centre in Mitchell.    

  5. Memorial’s D-Day exhibition explores the remarkable story of Australia’s involvement in the invasion of Normandy

    17 May 2019

    Australia’s involvement in the largest amphibious operation in military history is explored in the Australian War Memorial’s latest exhibition, D-Day: the Australian story. 


  6. Thousands attend Anzac Day 2019 National Ceremony

    25 April 2019

    Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson today said the large crowd in attendance at the Anzac Day National Ceremony speaks to our nation’s respect for those who serve and the families who love them.

  7. Strong crowd numbers for Anzac Day Dawn Service - 2019

    25 April 2019

    An estimated crowd of 35,000 visitors gathered this morning at the Australian War Memorial for the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service. 

  8. Australian War Memorial expansion to house more stories that heal - Dr Brendan Nelson

    20 April 2019

    At a cost of more than $20 billion in deployments since 1999, Australia has created 100,000 veterans. All have been changed by their service and a significant minority carry physical and psychological traumas.

  9. For our Country sculpture unveiled, marking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian military service

    28 March 2019

    For our Country, a new sculptural pavilion commemorating the military service and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, was unveiled today in the Sculpture Garden at the Australian War Memorial.