The following Conditions of Entry to the Memorial buildings and Memorial land.

  • The Memorial reserves the right to inspect bags brought into or out of Memorial buildings or onto Memorial land, at its discretion.

  • Baggage or receptacles larger than 40cm x 30cm x 30cm must be cloaked at facilities provided.

  • Small handbags and camera cases may be carried with you.

  • Still photography and handheld video cameras are permitted.

  • Artwork and collection items are not to be touched or handled.

  • Patrons must obey all signs and notices, and any reasonable direction given by Memorial staff or Memorial security officers.

  • Trained and registered assistance animals, such as guide dogs, are permitted.

  • Please ensure your clothing, general conduct, and behaviour (whether through language, gestures, or otherwise) is respectful at all times. Footwear should be worn at all times.

  • Food and drink (except water and baby foods) are not permitted in the galleries (designated areas are provided for feeding infants).

  • The Memorial is a smoke-free building. Our staff can direct you to designated smoking areas.

  • Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted at the Memorial without adult supervision.

  • Patrons should note they may be subject to monitoring via the Memorial’s closed-circuit television while on Memorial land or within Memorial buildings. By entering the venue, patrons are consenting to the recording of their image or likeness, and the use of that recording for any purpose that the Memorial considers appropriate.

  • Unless prior written approval has been granted by the Memorial, the sale of goods or services, and the conducting of charitable collections or fundraising, is not permitted on Memorial grounds.

  • Memorial land must not be used for any political or other demonstrations or activities that are likely to cause offence to members of the public.

Refusal of entry

For the comfort and safety of all patrons, and to ensure a respectful environment, the Memorial reserves the right to:

  • Refuse entry to or evict any persons who do not comply with signposted notices or any reasonable direction given by Memorial staff or Memorial security officers.

  • Refuse entry to any person who attempts to bring in any restricted or prohibited items.

  • Direct any persons or members of the public, as the case may be, to leave the Memorial building or the Memorial land, or both, where it has reasonable grounds to believe that public safety is or may be endangered, or the conduct of those persons is likely to cause offence to members of the public.

Restricted and prohibited items

The Memorial reserves the right to restrict or prohibit specific items from entering the Memorial building or Memorial land, or both, including where they may be considered to pose a risk to the safety of people and property, or cause offence to members of the public. These include:

  • Items that could be used as a weapon, including sharp items such as knives and cutting tools

  • Suspicious items or items which may look like a weapon, including replicas

  • Marking instruments such as spray paint that could be used to mark or deface property

  • Illegal substances, including controlled, dangerous, or illicit drugs

  • alcohol

  • Flammable or hazardous devices, including aerosol containers, fireworks, flares, and laser pointers

  • Political or other signage, banners, logos, or clothing that is likely to be offensive to others

  • Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

  • Items that may be considered unnecessary for visiting the Memorial galleries such as bike helmets and large or bulky items

  • Items that may cause injury, harm, or public nuisance, including noise-making and amplification devices

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

The Australian War Memorial acknowledges the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and waters. We pay our respects to elders past and present.