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.
In line with the latest national health advice, the decision was made that all public spaces and programs within Memorial grounds, including galleries, the Reading Room, and the Last Post Ceremony, will be closed indefinitely.
These measures will be effective from the conclusion of the Last Post Ceremony this evening.
The health and safety of our visitors, veteran community, staff and volunteers remains the top priority for the Australian War Memorial. The decision to close the Memorial to the public has been made with the wider community in mind. Where we can transition some programs to an online and/or digital delivery only, we will look to do so.
The Memorial will go ahead with a private, nationally televised Anzac Day commemorative service on 25 April 2020, to be broadcast live by the ABC and streamed online.