Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is unique among the world’s war memorials, offering a collection, museum and shrine.


With sweeping views over Canberra and a direct view along Anzac Parade across Lake Burley Griffin to Parliament House, the Memorial is considered one of Australia’s most important treasures. Offering premium spaces for seated and cocktail events, this important venue is the perfect setting for something truly spectacular and out of the ordinary.

Visitor Dining

Poppy’s Café

Poppy’s Café is a warm and inviting café for breakfast and lunch, with full length windows providing dramatic expansive views across the Australian War Memorial and the serene rolling lawns.

Open daily from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Poppy’s Café delivers a seasonal lunch menu and all day coffee and treats.

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Event Spaces

Aircraft Hall

As part of the exciting progress of the Australian War Memorial’s renovations, events will now move from Anzac Hall to Aircraft Hall. Imagine the opportunity to wine and dine guests among historic items, authentic objects and great works of art depicting Australia’s military history. Aircraft Hall offers a large event space surrounded by large war relics including a Kittyhawk, Mustang, Zero, Sea Fury, MiG-15 and an Avro Anson. Be one of the first to host your next event in this unique open space.

Poppy’s Cafe

Enjoy expansive views across the Australian War Memorial and the adjacent rolling lawns, providing the perfect setting for all styles of events. Poppy’s is available for evening functions only, allowing your guests to take in the majestic beauty of the Memorial’s façade. Poppy’s is perfect for hosting arrival canapés and drinks prior to your event in Aircraft Hall.

Events at the Australian War Memorial will leave an everlasting impression…

Our dedicated events team can help you plan your event.

Make an enquiry

Call +61 2 6113 0635 or email


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