WebsitePhone: (02) 6243 4211Address: Treloar Cres, Campbell ACT 2612
Open Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily (except Christmas Day)

The Australian War Memorial is open to the public. All visitors need to book free timed tickets to enter the Memorial galleries, and also to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony at 4:45 pm in the Commemorative Area. You should book your free tickets online in advance to guarantee entry. We were there in April during the Easter Holiday and all the tickets were sold out the day before. 

How to get there?

Access to the Memorial entrance and visitor car park is via Fairbairn Avenue next to the main building. 

The Memorial’s exhibitions include permanent gallery spaces covering Australia’s involvement in each major conflict, and temporary exhibitions that explore other various aspects of our military history.


Two main permanent exhibitions are the First World War Gallery and Second World War Gallery.

The First World War Gallery exhibition presents the story of Australia in the First World War chronologically, covering all major theatres of operations: Gallipoli; the Western Front; Sinai and Palestine; and the war at sea. 

The Memorial holds one of the world’s great collections of materials related to the First World War. The Galleries feature a wide variety of items from this collection, including dioramas and other works of art; medals; uniforms; technology such as artillery and firearms; film, and photographs; and personal items such as letters and diaries.

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. 

The galleries tell stories of endurance and courage, of grief and humor, and feature the achievements and the sacrifices of a people at war.

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