Media Releases

  1. Memorial’s D-Day exhibition explores the remarkable story of Australia’s involvement in the invasion of Normandy

    17 May 2019

    Australia’s involvement in the largest amphibious operation in military history is explored in the Australian War Memorial’s latest exhibition, D-Day: the Australian story. 


  2. Thousands attend Anzac Day 2019 National Ceremony

    25 April 2019

    Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson today said the large crowd in attendance at the Anzac Day National Ceremony speaks to our nation’s respect for those who serve and the families who love them.

  3. Strong crowd numbers for Anzac Day Dawn Service - 2019

    25 April 2019

    An estimated crowd of 35,000 visitors gathered this morning at the Australian War Memorial for the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service. 

  4. Australian War Memorial expansion to house more stories that heal - Dr Brendan Nelson

    20 April 2019

    At a cost of more than $20 billion in deployments since 1999, Australia has created 100,000 veterans. All have been changed by their service and a significant minority carry physical and psychological traumas.

  5. For our Country sculpture unveiled, marking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian military service

    28 March 2019

    For our Country, a new sculptural pavilion commemorating the military service and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, was unveiled today in the Sculpture Garden at the Australian War Memorial.

  6. Volume IV of the peacekeeping official history series launched

    21 March 2019

    The fourth volume in the Official History of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations, The limits of peacekeeping, was officially launched today at the Australian War Memorial. 

  7. Napier Waller Art Prize for veteran artists opens from 29 April 2019

    14 March 2019

    The Australian War Memorial, the University of Canberra, The Road Home, Thales Australia and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon. Darren Chester MP encourage current and former Australian Defence Force personnel to enter the 2019 Napier Waller Art Prize, open from 29 April.

  8. Mr Kerry Stokes AC – Chairman of the Council of the Australian War Memorial

    06 March 2019

    Les Carlyon (1942-2019)

    Les Carlyon was the exquisite storyteller every journalist wanted to be and the historian of our age. His prose was spare, beautiful in its simplicity and brimming with meaning.

  9. Vale esteemed historian, author and journalist Les Carlyon AC

    05 March 2019

    On behalf of the Council and staff, Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson has expressed his deep sadness at the passing today of pre-eminent historian, author, journalist and long-serving Memorial Council Member, Mr Les Carlyon AC.