Current Events

  1. After the war curator-led tour

    20 August 2019

    Free curator-led tour
    Special Exhibition Gallery, 12.30 pm

    Join this curator-led tour of the After the war exhibition, exploring the personal stories of ordinary Australians whose lives have been altered by war.

  2. Story time

    23 August 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

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

  3. Story time

    30 August 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

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

  4. Pressed between the pages: floral souvenirs from the war

    05 September 2019

    Free public talk
    Research Centre Reading Room, 12.30 pm

    Pressed flowers can be found among the records of generals and soldiers, nurses and gunners. Join a staff member to view some of these fragile mementoes, hidden away in the Research Centre archives.

  5. Story time

    06 September 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

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

  6. More than just paint: nose art on Australian military aircraft (Mark 2)

    11 September 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30pm

    Australian aircrew, from the First World War up to the present, have often painted emblems on their aircraft.This illustrated presentation will give insights into the history and diversity of these aerial artworks.

  7. Sydney Welsh Choir Performance

    14 September 2019

    Free performance
    Commemorative Area, 3:30pm - 4pm

    The Sydney Welsh Choir is embarking on a three-day tour of Canberra; come and hear a short performance at the Australian War Memorial on Saturday, September 14, 3.30pm–4pm.

  8. Through his lens: Damien Parer

    17 September 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30pm

    Damien Parer is one of Australia’s most well-known and respected war cameramen. His film Kokoda front line! won Australia its first Academy Award. To mark the 75th anniversary of Parer’s untimely death, come and join Memorial curators as they share photographs, film excerpts, and objects from his life’s work.

  9. East Timor Peacekeeping Mission

    18 September 2019

    Free public talk
    Research Centre Reading Room, 12.30 pm

    Marking the 20th anniversary of Australia’s peacekeeping mission in East Timor (Timor-Leste) in 1999, join Head of the Memorial’s Research Centre Robyn van Dyk for a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives. 

    Bookings essential