Visitors are advised that lift access to the upper level of the Commemorative Area, including the Roll of Honour, Hall of Memory and Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier, is currently unavailable as we work to expand our galleries. A stair lift is available for people with limited mobility.
From Monday 29 May to mid-July 2023, East Road will be closed to allow for essential works as part of the Memorial’s Development Project.
During this time the taxi, rideshare and accessible pick up and drop off points will be temporarily relocated to the top level of Poppy’s Carpark.
There will be NO coach access to East Road during this period. A coach drop off bay is available on Fairbairn Ave and the coach parking area is available off Treloar Crescent.
See our visitor map for more details.
A number of road works have been completed along Treloar Crescent. The changed conditions will be in place until work on the new Anzac Hall is completed in 2025. An increase in the movement of heavy vehicles around the precinct should be expected. For the duration of the works a Temporary Traffic Management Plan, approved by ACT Roads, will be in place to improve safety.
A bus parking zone has been added to Treloar Crescent opposite Campbell High School for use by coaches visiting the Australian War Memorial. No regular passenger pick up or drop off will occur at this location.
The Memorial has commenced construction of the new Anzac Hall and Glazed Link. These works are scheduled to be completed in June 2025, and will involve frequent movements of heavy vehicles into and out of the main construction site entry and exit on Treloar Crescent. To ensure public safety during this time, the traffic flow along Treloar Crescent has changed.
View Approved Traffic Management Plans
A summary of the key changes are below:
(a) the lane closest to the Memorial site (currently westbound) is reserved for use by construction vehicles only;
(b) the lane closest to Campbell High School (currently eastbound) is for public use, with two-way traffic controlled by traffic lights; and
(c) speed humps have been installed along the single public-use lane to manage traffic speed.
These changes are part of our overall precinct management planning which will require several adjustments to roads and pathways during the Development Project through to completion in mid-2028.
If you have any queries regarding the TTMP or the Memorial Development Project, please contact Kate Leslie (Project Coordinator) via email at email@example.com
Changes have been made to the roads around our site, and lower speed limits have been implemented to accommodate increased movement of construction vehicles. These changes have been approved by Transport Canberra and City Services, to ensure the safety of pedestrians and vehicles.
A new coach drop-off and pick-up point has been added to Fairbairn Ave, on the Memorial side of the road, east of the Anzac Parade roundabout. This layby point will sometimes be used for the arrival and departure of tour companies and school coaches, when the usual points on our site are inaccessible. Please be mindful of increased activity in the area when this coach stop is being used.
There will be no changes to the Transport Canberra bus stops along Fairbairn and Limestone Avenues. Bike paths will also remain accessible.
Anzac Hall demolition works and relocation of the major site services have now been completed, this work was completed in line with the Precinct programme and overall project masterplan.
Hoardings (fences) have been placed around the three main construction areas at the Memorial. They are there for the protection of our visitors, but they do affect the ways that you can reach the entrance to visit our galleries. Please look out for new signs indicating routes for walking and driving, and for access to visitor parking. For more information see our Visit page.
Visitor parking is available in the P1 Visitor Carpark, located underneath Poppy’s Café. If you are planning to visit the Memorial please book your free ticket and learn more about our galleries, tours and exhibition on our visit page.
Three temporary contractor compounds have been installed around the Memorial grounds. These compounds are located at the back of the Administration Building in the western carpark, at the back of eastern carpark on Treloar Crescent behind the CEW Bean Building, and on the lawns of south-eastern side of front entry.
Adjustments to the Memorial roadways and the Public Realm will continue over the life of the project, including over 100 additional trees planted as a result of the Development.
Local Community Notices - Campbell High School Carpark Extension
The Australian War Memorial, in partnership with the ACT Education Directorate, has extended the car parking facilities at Campbell High School, providing an additional 87 parking spaces.
Under agreement with the ACT Government, the Memorial is leasing the carpark extension until 2025, to be used by the construction workforce on the Memorial’s Development Project. After this time, the carpark will be handed over to the school for use by parents, students and staff.
As agreed with the ACT Education Directorate, the Australian War Memorial is leasing the extended carpark until 2025 to be used by the workforce delivering the Memorial’s Development Project.
After that time, the carpark will be handed over to the school for use by parents, students and staff.
As required by the ACT Education Directorate, the carpark lease agreement has undergone a risk management assessment. We will:
ensure the extended carpark is used only by trade contractors
ensure that contractors enter the extended carpark area from Treloar Crescent and not through the main school entry
reduce trade presence and vehicle movements during school hours
ensure the driveway connecting the school entry road to the extended carpark is closed, until the extended area is handed over to the school for their use.
Campbell High parents will be kept up to date with the progress of the carpark project, and any site changes, via the school e-newsletter and P&C meetings when needed. Parents will be briefed by the school or representatives from the Australian War Memorial on student safety measures, traffic management plans and any other notices as needed.
Visitors will notice significant changes around our grounds when they arrive at the Memorial. Please see information below advising of current works on-site to help you plan your visit.