Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Due to the need to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), visitors to the Australian War Memorial need to book free, timed tickets to view our galleries and special exhibitions, and to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony.

We encourage you to register a ticket in advance. Tickets may be made available at the Memorial entry, subject to capacity.

The Australian War Memorial is pleased to be Trip Advisor’s number one attraction in Canberra.

Bringing together a world-class museum, shrine and research centre, it tells the stories of men and women who have served, and continue to serve our nation in conflict, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. Through exhibitions, artworks, large technology objects and personal records, we share personal experiences of military service.

As the Memorial embarks on the expansion and modernisation of our galleries, we will be telling the continuing story of Australia’s contribution to a better world. In doing so, we will connect the spirit of our past, present and future for generations to come.

Free entry.
  • Children at the Roll of Honour
    Roll of Honour
  • Children at the Roll of Honour
    Roll of Honour
  • Eternal flame
    Eternal flame
  • Eternal flame
    Eternal flame
  • G for George exhibition
    G for George exhibition
  • G for George exhibition
    G for George exhibition
  • Checking out the sonar in the Cold War-era submarine in the Discovery Zone
    Checking out the sonar in the Cold War-era submarine in the Discovery Zone
  • Checking out the sonar in the Cold War-era submarine in the Discovery Zone
    Checking out the sonar in the Cold War-era submarine in the Discovery Zone
  • UN peacekeeping truck
    UN peacekeeping truck
  • UN peacekeeping truck
    UN peacekeeping truck
  • School children surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
    Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
  • School children surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
    Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 10am - 5pm; Christmas Day: Closed. If you can't be there in person, see the live video stream for the daily Last Post Ceremony from 4.50pm EST on their website

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Australian War Memorial

Treloar Crescent, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Restaurant

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 10048 REVIEWS

Ranked #1 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“A MUST to remember and honor”

Reviewed on 04/03/2021

By far, this is the best place I have visited in Australia and it represents the world at war. Australia lost so many lives during these wars so it brings back the history what we need to be grateful...

Review by

Hey2Blaze

“Anniversary trip to Canberra including a stay at Jamala Wildlife lodge.”

Reviewed on 02/03/2021

After spending an afternoon seeing what our forefathers and families went to war for, the generations to come.
Some of the exhibits are amazing and so well presented.
The highlight of our visit this...

Review by

davide-oorooair2

“A Must for Families and Free”

Reviewed on 17/02/2021

Great display of things from WW1 & 2 plus Vietnam and other wars. Very spacious and easy to get around at your leisure. Amazing display of names on wall plaques engraved with those who sacrifed...

Review by

speaktruly

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