Officially opened in 1941, the Australian War Memorial is an iconic building of national significance. Located in line of sight of the Australian Parliament House, our Memorial reminds the nation of the cost of war and the effects of service.
Our values, our character and our identity live on in the stories of past, present and future service members, their families and community. More than one million people visit our Memorial every year to honour these members’ service and to learn about their experiences in war, peacekeeping, and humanitarian operations.
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.