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. If you are likely to require longer than the 2-hour session time, please speak to staff upon arrival.
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 29 May to mid-July 2023, East Road will be closed to allow for essential works as part of the Memorial’s Development Project.
During this time the taxi, rideshare and accessible pick up and drop off points will be temporarily relocated to the top level of Poppy’s Carpark.
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.
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.
Information for those with special access requirements can be found here.
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. A stair lift is available for people with limited mobility.
If you would like further information, please contact the Memorial on 02 6243 4211 or email@example.com
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.