Current Exhibitions

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Ink in the Lines

Inscribed on skin are their identities as veterans, the commemoration of loss, experiences of trauma and overcoming adversity, the bonds of family and friends, and acknowledging the experiences that make us who we are.

Throughout 2019, The Memorial documented the stories of servicemen and servicewomen through oral history interviews and portrait photography.
Many of the images and stories collected now form the Ink in the Lines exhibition.

First world war gallery

First World War Gallery

Ground Level

The exhibition presents the story of Australia in the First World War chronologically, covering all major theatres of operations: Gallipoli; the Western Front; Sinai and Palestine; and the war at sea.

Second world war gallery

Second World War Gallery

Ground Level

The Second World War Galleries show how Australians fought in campaigns in Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and south-east Asia. It covers the experience of those on the home front, when the Australian mainland came under direct attack for the first time.

Temporary Exhibition

The Holocaust: Witnesses and Survivors

Ground Level

This exhibition represents the Holocaust through the experiences of survivors who made new lives in post-war Australia, as well as Australian official war artist Alan Moore.

Afghanistan

Conflicts 1945 to Today

Lower Level

This series of exhibitions combine cutting edge technology with large iconic objects to tell powerful stories about Australian involvement in conflicts over six decades.

Afganistan soldiers

Afghanistan: the Australian story

Lower level

Discover the extraordinary efforts of Australians in Afghanistan through the words of our veterans and their families.

eternal flame

Memorial Features

In addition to our exhibitions, our historic building is something to explore. Find out the significance and commemorative roll of different parts of our incredible building, and special galleries such as Anzac Hall.

Discovery zone

Discovery Zone

The Discovery Zone is currently closed. We hope to reopen this educational space as soon as it is safe to do so.