We reopen 1 July
In accordance with the latest national health advice the Australian War Memorial will reopen to the public on Wednesday, 1 July.
Your safety is our priority
We are putting additional safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers.
We thank you for your understanding and ask for your continued cooperation while we implement new conditions of entry.
Get your ticket to visit
To ensure your safety, visits will be ticketed and timed.
Entry to the Memorial is free.
Online booking facilities will be available here soon.
For advance information about ticket releases and other visitor updates, please subscribe to our eMemorial newsletter.
Pre-booked ticketing will apply for general entry to the Australian War Memorial and also to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony.
Tickets may be made available at the Memorial entry, subject to capacity.
COVID-19 and protecting fellow visitors
The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. To mitigate the risk posed to the community by COVID-19, the Memorial has provided sanitising stations, additional and regular cleaning services, and onsite public health messaging.
COVID-19 spreads just like the flu, therefore hygiene is crucial in helping to prevent the spread of the virus. We urge you to help protect the community by adopting the following safety measures:
- Comply with current social distancing guidelines of 1.5 metres
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty, before and after eating and after going to the toilet
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
- Avoid physical greetings and contact (handshaking and kissing) and maintain distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, please seek medical care.
- Do not visit the Memorial if you are unwell or if you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Consider downloading the COVIDsafe app.
Visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for the latest COVID-19 advice.
Exhibitions and Galleries
From permanent galleries to online exhibitions
The Memorial has several permanent exhibitions and galleries, covering Australia's involvement in all conflicts. For those outside of Canberra, we also have touring and online exhibitions, as well as collection items in fellow institutions.
Our historical building itself is something to explore. Find out the significance and commemorative role of different parts of our incredible building, and special galleries such as Anzac Hall.
Last Post Ceremony
The Last Post ceremony allows guests to remember those Australians who have lost their lives in war. It is broadcast live daily via webcam on the Memorial’s website from 4.55 pm AEDT.