“Will they remember me in Australia?” a mortally wounded Australian asked Australia’s official First World War correspondent, Charles Bean during the bloody battle of Pozières in 1916. Bean later conceived of and resolved to build what is now the Australian War Memorial. 

Since opening in 1941, the Australian War Memorial has recognised, honoured, and told the stories of our defence force personnel and their experiences in war and, later, on peacekeeping operations.

The time has come to modernise and redevelop the Memorial's galleries and buildings, so we can tell the stories of more than 70,000 young Australians who have served over the past 20 years, and engage future generations in Australia's history.

Discover more details about the plans for the future of the Australian War Memorial below. 

Download frequently asked questions about the Australian War Memorial redevelopment project below.