National cultural collecting institutions

National Archives of Australia
Location of valuable Commonwealth government records, including military service records.

National Film and Sound Archive
Australia's largest collection of recorded sound and moving images.

Australian National Maritime Museum
National museum covering Australia's relationship with its waterways and the sea.

National Gallery of Australia
Australia's national art gallery providing access to and information about Australian and overseas art, including paintings, prints, barks, sculpture, photography, posters, textiles, illustrated books, and decorative arts.

National Library of Australia
The national collection of library material, including a comprehensive collection of library material relating to Australia.

National Museum of Australia
The national collection of Australian historical material.

International museums

Imperial War Museum
The British national museum of the history of war and wartime life from 1914.

The Canadian War Museum
A living memorial to the men and women who served in Canada's armed forces, as well as a centre for research and the dissemination of information and expertise on all aspects of the country's military past, from the pre-contact era to the present.

Auckland War Memorial Museum
The Auckland War Memorial Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealands top three heritage libraries.

The Historial de la Grande Guerre, France
An international museum of comparative history. Its trilingual presentation compares the experiences of the major participants in the First World War through an anthropological approach.

Le Memorial de Caen, France
The Caen Memorial is a place for reflecting on war, based on the experience of the memorable events that took place in Caen and the region during the summer of 1944. Online exhibitions include Art of the First World War, an exhibition of 110 paintings from international art collections to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

In Flanders Field Museum, Ieper, Belgium
The must-see site for First World War enthusiasts.

Military history and study sites

Department of Defence, Australia
Includes links to the Australian Army, navy, and airforce sites.

Sea Power Centre, Australia
The Sea Power Centre's mission is to promote the study, discussion and awareness of maritime issues and strategy.

Royal Australian Air Force Office of Air Force History
The Office of Air Force History is the source of authoritative information on RAAF history and is the historical analysis arm of the Air Power Development Centre (APDC).

Australian Army History Unit
The Army History Unit is responsible for developing policy and programs for the collection, conservation, interpretation and promotion of Army history.

Military Historical Society of Australia
Includes book reviews and a subject index to the journal Sabretache.

Naval Historical Society of Australia
Has archives, library, publishing facilities and periodicals.

Family history and military service records

National Archives of Australia Defence service records
Information on how to obtain Australian service records from First and Second World Wars.

Australian Family History and Genealogy
A guide to Australian family history and genealogy on the Internet.

Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918
The AIF Project draws on a wide range of sources to provide details on the 330,000 men and women who served overseas in the (First) Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1918.

Ministry of Defence, UK
How to obtain British military service records, medals, and other information.

National Archives, UK
British repository for state papers, including family records.

Indigenous Australians at War
This site presents research into Australian Aboriginal servicemen in the defence of Australia.

Veterans' services

Department of Veterans' Affairs
DVA carries out Government policy and implements programs to fulfill Australia's obligations to war veterans and their dependants.

Returned and Services League of Australia
National organisation serving the interests of its members, veterans, the ex-service community, and members of the Australian Defence Force.

War graves and memorials

Office of Australian War Graves
The Office of Australian War Graves is responsible for maintaining war cemeteries, the graves of individual war dead in civil cemeteries, and memorials to the missing in Australia and nearby regions.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Government institution responsible for the graves of Commonwealth war dead. The on-line Debt of Honour register provides personal and service details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars.


Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland)
To commemorate our fallen heroes and to honour our surviving veterans.

Anzac Site
Information on the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, visiting Gallipoli today, and the Anzac commemorative site.

Anzac Day, NZ
A New Zealand perspective on Anzac Day.

Government and parliament

Commonwealth Government Entry Point
Provides easy access to all Commonwealth authorised information and services.

Government On-Line Directory (GOLD)
GOLD is the official guide to the Australian Government's organisational structure, key personnel, and agencies.

Parliament of Australia
Site of the national parliament.

Commonwealth budget 2007-08

Canberra information

Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation
Web site providing tourism and travel information and bookings services for the Australian Capital Territory.

National Capital Authority
Commonwealth agency responsible for looking after the national capital aspects of Canberra, including the national memorials along Anzac Parade.