Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial

Last Post Ceremony at the 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.

Commencing at approximately 4.55 pm AEST, the Memorial farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony in the Commemorative Courtyard.

The ceremony begins with the Australian national anthem followed by the piper's lament. Visitors are invited to lay wreaths and floral tributes beside the Pool of Reflection. Each night the ceremony shares the story behind one of the names on the Roll of Honour, and the Ode is recited by Australian Defence Force personnel. The ceremony ends with the sounding of the Last Post. From February to November the Last Post Ceremony includes Australia's Federation Guard (on the first and third Wednesday of each month).

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 attend the daily Last Post Ceremony. This is a 1 hour ticket from 4.20pm and includes access to the Roll of Honour and Hall of Memory.

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.
  • Pool of Reflection within the Commemorative Area of the Australian War Memorial
    Pool of Reflection within the Commemorative Area of the Australian War Memorial
  • Wreaths beside pool of reflection, PAIU2015226.39
    Wreaths beside pool of reflection, PAIU2015226.39
  • Eternal flame
    Eternal flame
  • Eternal flame
    Eternal flame

DETAILS

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial

Treloar Crescent, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Restaurant

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