Things To See

Australian Capital Territory

Ngunawal & Ngarigo Country

Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is our memorial to the members of Australia's armed forces and supporting organisations.  It is dedicated to those who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum. The Australian War Memorial is regarded as one of the most significant memorials of its type in the world.

The Memorial is the north terminus of the city's ceremonial land axis, which stretches from Parliament House on Capital Hill along a line passing through the summit of the cone-shaped Mount Ainslie to the northeast. No continuous roadway links the two points, but there is a clear line of sight from the front balcony of Parliament House to the War Memorial, and from the front steps of the War Memorial back to Parliament House.

The Australian War Memorial consists of three parts:

  • The Commemorative Area (shrine) including the Hall of Memory with the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
  • The Memorial's galleries (museum)
  • Research Centre (records)

The Memorial also has an outdoor Sculpture Garden.

Opening Times:   10am - 5pm (except on Christmas Day.)





Aboriginal Embassy
Aboriginal Embassy - Canberra

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a permanent protest occupation site representing the political rights of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people.

A Virtual Tour of Parliament House
A Virtual Tour of Parliament House

Parliament House is one of Australia's most recognizable landmarks.

Canberra CBD from Mount Ainsley lookout, with Lake Burley Griffith in the background.
The Heart of Australia

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a hidden gem in the heart of Australia, home to the government's capital city Canberra, which offers much more than just being a hub for politics.