We reopen 1 July

The Australian War Memorial will reopen to the public on Wednesday, 1 July. 

Get your ticket to visit

You must have a ticket to visit the Australian War Memorial, and to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony. Entry is free.

We encourage you to register a ticket in advance. Tickets may be made available at the Memorial entry, subject to capacity.

First World War gallery

Galleries and Commemorative Area

This 2-hour ticket gives access to First World War and Second World War galleries, Conflicts 1945 to Today galleries and Commemorative Area

Anzac Hall gallery

Anzac Hall galleries

This 1-hour ticket gives you access to the Memorial’s Anzac Hall galleries

Commemorative Area

Last Post Ceremony

This 1-hour ticket allows you to attend the Last Post Ceremony held in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area

Suggested itineraries

Whether you have an hour or a day to visit the Memorial, we have a suggested itinerary to help you plan your visit.

View our suggested itineraries
Plan your visit

Need help with tickets?

Please email bookings@awm.gov.au or call us on 02 6206 9813 during regular business hours.

If you are planning a visit for a school group, please read our school visit information.

Your safety is our priority

We have safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of visitors, staff and volunteers.

Visitors will notice hand-sanitiser stations, additional and regular cleaning services, and onsite public health messaging. Contactless purchasing is in place at the Memorial’s Shop and at Poppy’s Café

COVID-19 spreads like the flu, so good 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 before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
  • When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue – discard the tissue safely 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 others, 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.

Make the most of your trip to the Memorial
Plan your visit

Visit the Reading Room

Research Centre

We provide research assistance and access to our archived collection material, suitable for those wanting to research their family history.


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 historic building itself is something to explore. Discover the significance and commemorative role of different parts of our incredible building, as well as 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