The Memorial commemorates our living history — for every veteran and for every Australian.

The time has come to modernise and expand our galleries and buildings so we can tell the continuing story of Australia’s contemporary contribution to a better world through the eyes of those who have served in modern conflicts; connecting the spirit of our past, present and future for generations to come.


Our Vision

When Charles Bean resolved to build the Memorial, he saw it as a shrine to the memory of the men and women who served in the First World War. 

A century on, our Memorial is the centre of national commemoration, telling the stories of Australians’ experiences in war and, more recently, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. We are living in a world Bean could not have imagined, but one thing remains the same – there are always new chapters to be written.

This is how our story continues.


Our Plans

Our values, our character and our identity live on in the stories of past, present and future service members, their families and community.

Our expansion of the Memorial will create a fitting home for their stories, for generations of Australians to come.


Gallery Development

By transforming our galleries and renewing our exhibition spaces, we will have the capacity to tell the stories of Australian service personnel and veterans who have served our nation in recent conflicts, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

All Australians are encouraged to participate and contribute to our gallery and exhibition development by providing feedback. Please click ‘learn more’ for details on public consultation opportunities.

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