The Australian War Memorial is open for visitors as we work to expand our galleries.

All visitors require a free-timed ticket to enter the Memorial Galleries and attend the Last Post Ceremony. Visitors should book their free ticket in advance to guarantee entry. 

For the latest COVID safe information and guidance, please refer to ACT Health’s COVID Website.

Memorial Entrance and Parking

The Memorial has a temporary entrance located opposite Poppy’s Café. Visitor Carparking is available underneath Poppy’s Café. Access to the carpark is from Fairbairn Avenue.

Temporary changes to East Road

From Monday 23 January to early-April 2023, East Road will be closed to allow for essential works as part of the Memorial’s Development Project. This will affect taxis, rideshare and accessible pick up and drop off points.  

There will be NO coach access to East Road during this period. A coach drop off bay is available on Fairbairn Ave and the coach parking area is available off Treloar Crescent.

See our visitor map for more details.

Gallery Access

Iconic areas of the Memorial remain accessible to visitors, including:

  • Aircraft Hall
  • Hall of Valour
  • First World War Galleries
  • Second World War Galleries
  • Conflicts - 1945 to Today Galleries and 
  • the Commemorative Area, the Hall of Memory and Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier, Roll of Honour and Pool of Reflection.

Commemorative Area access

Visitors are advised that lift access to the upper level of the Commemorative Area, including the Roll of Honour, Hall of Memory and Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier, is currently unavailable as we work to expand our galleries.  The upper level is accessible via stairs only, with a stair lift to be available in the new year.

If you would like further information, please contact the Memorial on 02 6243 4211 or info@awm.gov.au

Transforming the Memorial 

As we transform the Memorial, please expect some disruption to your visit, including construction noise, changed parking conditions, and reduced access to some galleries and exhibitions.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you.

Galleries and Commemorative Area ticket

Two hour ticket

Includes access to Aircraft Hall, Hall of Valour, First World War Galleries, Second World War Galleries and the Commemorative Area (includes the Hall of Memory, Roll of Honour, Pool of Reflection and Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier).

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Last Post Ceremony ticket

Entry at 4:20 pm, ceremony commences at 4:45 pm

Includes attendance at the daily Last Post Ceremony, held in the Commemorative Area.

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Visitor Map

australian war memorial map

Getting here

Conditions of entry

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.