Education programs

The most valuable learning experience for both students and teachers is to participate in one of our facilitated programs. The goal of all our programs is to assist students to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

An education program in the galleries.

Programs draw on real objects and fascinating stories, using hands-on items and interactive discussion to engage students. All programs are linked to national curriculum profiles for History, Civics & Citizenship, English, Visual Arts, Science and Technology.


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Health and safety is top priority for the Memorial, and social distancing and hygiene guidelines remain in place. To safely manage school visits we have made necessary changes to school bookings, including removing teacher-guided time in the galleries.

For Term 4 2020 and Terms 1 and 2 2021, bookings can be made for primary students for the facilitated Wartime stories program only (at $5.50 per student). Secondary school visits remain suspended for Term 4 2020, however bookings can be made for secondary students for the facilitated We will remember them program in Terms 1 and 2 2021 ($5.50 per student).  Find out more.

As a precautionary measure, please note the Discovery Zone at the Memorial is now closed. Reopening of the space will remain under review.


Education programs

Please note the below programs are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 (see above)

Facilitated programs
Anzac Legacy
  $6.60 45 min
Australians and the First World War
  $6.60 45 min
Australians and the world wars
  $9.90 75 min
Strange But True
$6.60 45 min
We Will Remember Them
$6.60 45 min
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wartime Service
$6.60 45 min
The Past in the Present
  $6.60 45 min
Cobber's Tales
Preschool & foundation   $3.30 30 min
Weekend Program**
$9.90 45 min
dzone.png   $3.30 30 min

Discovery Zone can be booked in conjunction with one of the above programs.
*Cost per head is given for Mon - Fri only.
**Weekend programs can be booked from 12pm onwards.

Teacher-guided visit*

*Can only be booked from 10am onwards.


School wreathlayings and Last Post Ceremony

In addition to education programs, the Memorial has a specially designed commemorative activity for school groups: the School Wreath Laying Ceremony. If you would like to book a School Wreathlaying, please ensure that you note this in the "special comments" when you book online.

Students in the Hall of Memory for a School Wreathlaying Ceremony

There is also limited availability each day for visiting school groups to attend the Last Post Ceremony. You can email a request but please note that due to limited capacity, not all groups can be accommodated. Please wait for confirmation from the Memorial before arranging to attend the Last Post Ceremony. If attending, be aware that students will be standing for up to 45 minutes in the outdoors prior to and during the ceremony. Ensure you prepare adequately, bringing sufficient water and seasonally-appropriate clothing for your students.

Pre/post visit ideas

Visit the Learn section for resources and activities