The Memorial commemorates our living history – for every veteran and for every Australian
The Australian War Memorial is modernising and expanding its galleries to tell Australia’s continuing story of service and sacrifice.
Over the past three decades, more than 100,000 Australians have served in war, conflict, peacekeeping, and humanitarian and disaster relief operations around the world. Today, their stories remain mostly untold.
Our plans will allow us, for the first time, to create a permanent display dedicated to the stories of our nation’s recent service and Australia’s efforts to prevent war and contribute to peace.
This continuing story will connect the spirit of our past, present and future for generations to come.
Our new galleries will ensure we have the necessary space to tell our nation’s continuing service stories, for all generations of visitors, as they commemorate and understand Australia’s experience of war and operations.