Our Continuing Story
The Memorial commemorates our living history – for every veteran and for every Australian.
Over the past three decades, 100,000 Australian servicemen and servicewomen have served in war, conflict, peacekeeping, and humanitarian and disaster relief operations. Today, their stories remain mostly untold.
As the centre for national commemoration, the Australian War Memorial is modernising and expanding its galleries as part of a major development project to tell Australia’s continuing story of service and sacrifice. Through the eyes of those who have served, we will share the experiences of Australians in conflict and on operations in Somalia, Rwanda, Cambodia, Solomon Islands, East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan, northern Iraq, and Syria.
In doing so, we will create for the first time a permanent display dedicated to telling the stories of what our nation does to prevent war and contribute to peace.
This continuing story will connect the spirit of our past, present and future for generations to come.