Media Releases

  1. Australian War Memorial to close indefinitely

    23 March 2020

    The Council and corporate management of the Australian War Memorial have decided to close the Memorial to the public from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice.

  2. Australian War Memorial to broadcast Anzac Day ceremony to the nation

    18 March 2020

    The Australian War Memorial will go ahead with a private, nationally televised Anzac Day commemorative service on 25 April 2020. The traditional Dawn Service, National Ceremony and veterans’ march will not take place.

  3. Memorial podcast series Trapped tells remarkable story of survival

    04 March 2020

    The Australian War Memorial continues to explore innovative ways to tell the stories of Australia’s wartime experience with the launch of Trapped, a new six-part podcast produced in conjunction with Melbourne writer and author Tom Trumble.

  4. New display illuminates Australia’s connection to the Holocaust

    26 February 2020

    A dress owned by a Jewish survivor of five concentration camps is now on public display for the first time at the Australian War Memorial.

  5. New memorial honours military working dogs

    24 February 2020

    The Australian War Memorial has unveiled a new memorial dedicated to, and created by, military working dogs and their handlers.

  6. Memorial launches latest 360-degree digital experience

    13 February 2020

    The Australian War Memorial has launched the third in its On Closer Inspection series of immersive digital experiences, with visitors now able to explore the Memorial’s Hudson bomber.

  7. “The lost soldier” wins fifth Anzac song contest in Tamworth

    22 January 2020

    The Tamworth Songwriters Association (TSA) has announced Peter Campbell and Brendon Walmsley as the winners of its fifth Anzac song contest.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.