Anzac Day

Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

As our day of national commemoration, it marks the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in 1915, as well as commemorating all Australians who have served and died in military operations.

Remembrance Day

On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War.

As a mark of respect to those who have died and suffered, Australians are encouraged to pause at 11 am to observe one minute’s silence and remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts.

Last Post Ceremony

At 4.45 pm AEST, the Memorial host a Last Post Ceremony in the Commemorative Courtyard.

Each night the ceremony shares the story behind one of the names on the Roll of Honour.

Attendance is free. We encourage you to register a ticket in advance.

Big Things In Store

Big Things in Store is a rare opportunity for you to see one of the world’s largest collections of military relics, including aircraft, rockets, tanks and artillery. 

This vast collection spans centuries, including artillery pieces dating from the mid-1870s, as well as artefacts from the twentieth century and more recent conflicts.

All visitors will require a free 2-hour timed ticket to enter the event.

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.