The Australian War Memorial PAIU2005.017.04
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Opening hours

10am – 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
(NB: The Memorial's galleries are progressively closed from 4:40pm for the Last Post Ceremony.)

Admission to the Memorial is free

Research Centre reading room
10 am – 4.50 pm weekdays
1 pm – 4.50 pm Saturdays
Closed Sundays and ACT public holidays

Memorial Shop

10 am – 5 pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
You can also shop online

Cafés
Poppy's café
8.30 am – 4.30 pm daily
The Landing Place (located in Anzac Hall)
10:30 am – 4.30 pm daily

Please note: The Director has made the decision to fly the French flag at the front of the Australian War Memorial building from Bastille Day, 14 July until 4 August, which marks the day Australians captured the ridge at Pozieres in 1916. The decision was made earlier this month to honour Bastille Day and in recognition of the bond forged between the two nations and the sacrifices made on the Western Front 100 years ago. Given the recent horrific events in Nice and the subsequent loss of life, the flying of the French flag has added significance and our utmost respect.

Conditions of entry

  • For safety reasons, visitors to the Australian War Memorial are now required to present bags for inspection, and to cloak large items.
  • Small handbags and camera cases may be taken into the Memorial, but must first be presented for inspection.
  • Photography and handheld video cameras are permitted.

Winter Activities

There are many wonderful events happening at the Memorial throughout summer. From art talks, behind the scenes tours and kids story time, there is something for everyone.

Download our Winter brochure or visit the events calendar for all the details.

Location

Treloar Crescent (top of Anzac Parade)
Campbell ACT 2612
AUSTRALIA

Phone: (02) 6243 4211
Contact the Memorial


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Tours

Free 30, 60 and 90 minute highlight tours of the galleries are conducted daily by the Memorial's voluntary guides.
For further details see the tours section.

The Discovery Zone

The Discovery Zone is an educational space for visiting school groups. The public is invited to enjoy this space from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm on weekdays and all day during weekends, public holidays and ACT school holidays. For further details see the Discovery Zone page.

Facilities

Information desk & cloaking
The information desk is located in the Orientation Gallery, at the main entrance. The staff here can assist with general enquiries and provide maps, brochures, and tour information.
Free cloaking facilities are available in the Orientation Gallery.

Parking

  • Parking in all Memorial car parks is limited to 4 hours between 7.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. More information about the parking.
  • Underground car park is near the main entrance.
  • The underground car park has disabled car parking spaces. Entry is from Fairbairn Avenue. Drop off/pick up point is available near the Main entrance. More information about access.
  • Above ground parking available on Treloar Crescent. Walk to the main entrance via the Sculpture Garden.
  • Bicycle racks are available near the Memorial Administration building and at the entrance of the C.E.W Bean building.

Public transport

Regular bus services run between the City centre and the Memorial on route 10 on week days and 910 on weekends and public holidays.

ACTION Buses website has the latest news and timetables for public transport in the Australian Capital Territory.

Tourist information

Maps of the Memorial grounds

View maps of the Memorial's galleries and facilities

Australian War Memorial grounds map