Australian War Memorial

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Address: Treloar Cres, Campbell ACT 2612

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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

In the aftermath of the battle of Poziéres in 1916, the Australian official war historian Charles Bean began to develop plans for a national memorial to commemorate the sacrifices made by his fellow Australians. In line with Bean’s vision, the Memorial today maintains the Roll of Honour and conducts both local and national commemorative ceremonies, including on Australia’s two major days of remembrance.

The Memorial is open daily from 10am to 5pm, including the Shop, except for Christmas Day. It is open all long weekends, including Easter.