Visitor Information

The Australian War Memorial

Opening Hours and Address

10am - 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day. Free entry.

Treloar Crescent
Campbell ACT 2612

Tripadvisor Travellers Choice

Many of our Trip Advisor reviews recommend spending a full day on your visit to the Memorial, so it’s best to prepare so you can make the most of your time with us. Below is everything you need to plan your visit to the Australian War Memorial.

The Memorial is open daily from 10am to 5pm, including the Shop, except for Christmas Day. We are open all long weekends, including Easter.

Please note we start closing our galleries from 4.40pm and ask visitors to join us at that time for the Last Post Ceremony. Entry is free to the Memorial, donations are welcome.

If you are visiting us on Anzac Day or Remembrance Day, please be aware of the activities that are happening at the Memorial on those key dates including different opening times and road closures.

The information desk is located at our main entrance in the Orientation Gallery.

Staff can assist with general enquiries and provide maps, brochures, and tour information. Wheelchairs and strollers are also available for free loan. Free cloaking facilities are also available - large bags cannot be taken into the Memorial for safety and security reasons.

Conditions of Entry:

  • For safety reasons, visitors are required to present bags (including small handbags and camera cases) for inspection, and to cloak all large items including large handbags and backpacks (in our Orientation Gallery).
  • Photography and handheld video cameras are permitted, provided they are of a small size.
  • The use of selfie sticks is not permitted. Tripods are not permitted.
  • Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are strictly not permitted within Memorial grounds.
Location of Australian War Memorial


Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT 2912

The Memorial is located at the top of Anzac Parade, just minutes from the city centre. Get easy directions for walking, cycling and driving with Google Maps.

Visiting Canberra

When you visit Canberra prepare to experience one good thing after another. Because whether it’s world-class wining and dining, iconic national treasures or breathtaking outdoor adventures, everything you’re after is just moments away. Add to this an exciting calendar of events and festivals, an array of shopping hotspots, award-winning accommodation and stacks of activities for the kids, and you’ve got yourself the perfect short-break destination.

See the Visit Canberra website on how to get to Canberra, options for accommodation to suit every traveller, as well as recommendations for other things to see and do in the Nation's Capital. If you're a Friend of the Memorial, you're eligible for accommodation discounts in Canberra - another great reason to become a Friend today.


  • Parking in all Memorial car parks is limited to 4 hours between 7.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Temporary parking passes can be issued from the Front Desk for those visitors wishing to remain at the Memorial for a period greater than 4 hours.
  • Access to the underground car park is from Fairbairn Avenue. This car park is open from 9.45 am to 5.30 pm on weekdays and 7.30 am to 6 pm on weekends. 
  • Above ground parking is available off Treloar Crescent. 
  • Disabled parking is available in the underground and above ground car parks. (See Assisted Access below for further information.)
  • Coach parking is available on Treloar Crescent and behind Anzac Hall.
  • Bicycle racks are available near the Administration and C.E.W. Bean buildings.
  • A drop off point is available near the main entrance.

Public transport

Transport Canberra regularly services the Australian War Memorial on both weekday and weekends. Bus stops are located on Limestone Avenue. Special services also operate on Anzac Day.

Catch Route 10 on weekdays / Catch Route 910 on Saturday and Sunday

Lower ground map


Plan your visit

What would you like to see at the Memorial? Our maps will guide you to specific galleries to view our Exhibitions, as well as our sculpture garden, facilities, cafes and our historical building's Features.



The Memorial has several galleries housing exhibitions that go into detail about Australia's involvement in every conflict. Our permanent exhibitions display a range of collection items from personal letters to military technology, and our temporary exhibitions go into greater detail about aspects of our military history.

Commemorative area tour

Free Tours

A great way to discover the Memorial

Our tours are led by our passionate volunteers. Choose from 30, 60 and 90 minute tours. Tours range from highlights of the entire Memorial, to specific galleries.

winter brochure

See our Winter brochure for details about what's happening at the Memorial from June to August 2017.

Our program includes curator talks, special Last Post Ceremonies, free school holiday activities, Friends information, and events for NAIDOC Week 2017.

Discover More at the memorial

Research Centre Reading Room

Open 10 am – 4.50 pm weekdays and 1 pm – 4.50 pm Saturdays.
Closed Sundays and ACT public holidays.

The Research Centre Reading Room is a dedicated facility within the Memorial where we provide research assistance and access to our archived collection material. Perfect for those wanting to research further into their family history.

The Discovery Zone

The Discovery Zone is an educational space for visiting school groups. It is open to the public between 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm on weekdays and all day during weekends, public holidays and ACT school holidays.

Delicious breakfast at Poppy's cafe


Take a break during your visit

The Memorial has two cafes: Poppy's cafe (located in the Memorial grounds) is open 8.30 am – 4.30 pm daily. The Landing Place (located in Anzac Hall) is open 10:30 am – 4.30 pm daily.

Accessibility and Safety

Assisted access

  • Designated disabled parking is available in the underground and above ground car parks.
  • Access from the underground car park to the  main entrance is via a gradient ramp with handrails.
  • The main stairs have handrails on both sides.
  • The lift for disabled visitors is adjacent to the main entrance at the front of the Memorial.
  • People with low mobility or using wheelchairs can navigate the Memorial via lifts and ramps.
  • Please see our maps for the locations of disabled toilets, lifts and other facilities.


  • The lighting levels vary throughout the Memorial.
  • Some exhibits have low level lighting to protect the objects on display.
  • Other parts of the Memorial – such as the Striking by night experience in Anzac Hall and the Conflicts 1945 to Today galleries – contain bright, flashing lights.
  • Please do not touch any of the lighting.

Carers Room

A carers room on the lower level provides private and comfortable seating along with changing and washing facilities.

The disabled toilets in Anzac Hall also have baby changing facilities.


If the Memorial has to be evacuated, public address system announcements will be made and audible alarms will sound. Memorial staff will help visitors to leave the building.

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