The Memorial's galleries and exhibitions explore Australia's involvement in major conflicts and help to tell Australia’s continuing story of service, sacrifice and military history.

Visitors require a free timed ticket to enter the Memorial galleries.

Galleries and Commemorative Area

Includes two hour access to Aircraft Hall, Hall of Valour, First World War Galleries, Second World War Galleries and the Commemorative Area (Roll of Honour and Hall of Memory).


First World War

Australia in the Great War' covers all major theatres of operations: Gallipoli; the Western Front; Sinai and Palestine; and the war at sea, as well as the home front and enduring legacy of war.

Second World War

The Second World War Galleries show how Australians fought in campaigns against Germany and Italy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa; and against Japan in south-east Asia.

Conflicts 1945 to Today

From August 2023 visitor access to the Conflicts 1945 to Today gallery will be changing to allow for scheduled construction works as we expand our galleries.

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.