September 6, 2018
To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, a creative program of events will run at the Australian War Memorial for a five week period from 5 October to Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018.
Plan your visit to the Australian War Memorial to honour their spirit on this historic anniversary of the end of the First World War.
A display of 62,000 handcrafted, red poppies on the Memorial's grounds is the centrepiece of commemorations, symbolically representing Australian lives lost in the First World War. This is a free event. Night time lighting will allow visitors to access the display through to 10pm each day.Discover more
On 4 August 2014, the Australian War Memorial launched the Roll of Honour Soundscape project, one of the many projects commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Soundscape enhances the iconic Roll of Honour in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area, while remaining a respectful and solemn experience for visitors. The project initially began with groups of primary school students from across Australia recording the names and ages of some of the 62,000 Australians who died in service during the First World War.Learn more
See the Memorial in a different light during late night openings of the Commemorative Area on Friday and Saturday nights during Centenary of Armistice commemorations.Learn More
During the Centenary period, the name of each of the 62,000 Australians who gave their lives during the First World War will be projected onto the façade of the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial. The names will be displayed from sunset to sunrise every night, and can be seen from the Memorial’s grounds. Each name will be visible for 30 seconds.
The projections will cease on 11 November 2018.Learn More
The Diggers’ Requiem is an Australian tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In an astonishing piece of musical teamwork, the Requiem has been composed by seven contemporary Australian composers working with Artistic Director Christopher Latham on existing and new musical pieces.Find Out More
First World War images from the Australian War Memorial's collection will be projected onto the Memorial building from 8pm until 10pm on 8, 9 and 10 November.
In addition, photographic portraits will be projected onto the tree directly next to the western side of the Memorial building.Find Out More
Australia’s Federation Guard will mount a Catafalque Party vigil in the Hall of Memory until 10pm on 10 November to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the interment of the Unknown Soldier.Learn More
On the evening of 10 November, the eve of the Centenary of Armistice, a light beam will be projected from the Memorial’s parapet to Australian Parliament House.
The beam of light will slowly change from white to pink to crimson red and then back again. It can be viewed from dusk until dawn.Learn More
After the War is a new exhibition exploring the personal stories of hope, loss, and love of ordinary Australians whose lives have been altered by war, from those who have served to loved ones left behind.
Take an intimate journey of the personal costs and consequences of war, unfolding over 100 years from 1918 to 2018.5 October 2018 - 11 July 2019
One hundred years ago, on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War.
The Remembrance Day National Ceremony includes a formal wreathlaying, and Australia’s Federation Guard and the Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon will be on parade.
Free tickets for the Remembrance Day National Ceremony will be available to book online from 17 September 2018 via the TryBooking event pageFind out more about Remembrance Day National Ceremony