As a result of the latest national health advice, the Memorial is closed to the public from Tuesday, 24 March 2020 until further notice.

The health and safety of our visitors, veteran community, staff and volunteers remains top priority for the Australian War Memorial. With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving, updated public information will be made available on our website and social media channels.

Anzac Day

This year the Memorial will hold a private, nationally televised Anzac Day commemorative service. This service will be held in the Commemorative Area and Hall of Memory on Anzac Day.
The traditional Dawn Service, National Ceremony and veterans’ march will not take place.

The event will not be open to the public but will be broadcast live across Australia by the ABC and streamed online. 

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Information about the COVID-19 can be found on the Department of Health website:

Thank you for your continued understanding in these trying times.



What's On Today 30 March 2020

  1. Brothers in Arms: the Vietnamese Australian experience of the Vietnam War

    09 October 2019 - 01 April 2020

    This exhibition showcases two new art commissions by artist Dr Dacchi Dang and are the first substantial acquisition for the Memorial’s collection from the Vietnamese Australian perspective on the Vietnam War.

  2. The courage for peace

    18 October 2019 - 03 September 2020

    This special exhibition honours those Australians who work tirelessly to avert tragedy and build peace.

    From Bougainville to East Timor; Rwanda to Solomon Islands - explore the stories behind peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, where Australian civilians, diplomats, police and military, have shown the courage to make peace.


  3. Laughter: A Powerful Ally

    05 November 2019 - 01 November 2020

    In times of adversity, people often look to humour to keep up their spirits. This exhibition tells the story of comedy performance spanning the First World War through to recent conflicts. 

Upcoming Events

  1. Story time

    03 April 2020


    10.30 am
    Lower galleries

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys. 

  2. Last letters

    04 April 2020


    11.40 am, 12.40 pm, 1.40 pm
    Anzac Hall

    See actor Leith Arundel in this moving performance about the experiences of women in wartime.

  3. Last letters

    05 April 2020


    11.40 am, 12.40 pm, 1.40 pm
    Anzac Hall

    See actor Leith Arundel in this moving performance about the experiences of women in wartime.

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Tours of the Memorial

Tours of the Memorial

Memorial guides offer a personal touch to your visit and provide an exclusive experience. Highlights audio tours are also available for individual use in English, Mandarin, and Hindi.  An Auslan (Australian Sign Language) video translation of the tour is also available.


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.

roll of honour

Building Features

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.

Located on the Entry Level