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, as well as a first-class theatrette, 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 8.30am to 4.30pm Poppy’s Cafe delivers an extensive menu for breakfast & lunch and all day coffee and treats.

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The Landing Place Café

The Landing Place Café with it’s memorable view of Over the Front in Anzac Hall is the ideal location to enjoy a light snack or lunch whilst reflecting on the unique surroundings.

Conveniently located on the mezzanine level in Anzac Hall and open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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Event Spaces

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Anzac Hall

Imagine the opportunity to wine and dine guests among historic items, authentic objects and great works of art depicting Australia’s military history. Anzac Hall offers three event spaces surrounded by large war relics including the Lancaster bomber, ‘G for George’, a midget submarine and rare First World War aircraft.

BAE Systems Theatre

The BAE Systems Theatre is a premium tiered-seating conference facility with state of the art audio visual equipment. Enhance your experience with a post-conference guided tour or special presentation by the Memorial’s curators and historians. The adjoining Captain Reg Saunders Gallery is included in the cost of hiring the Theatre and can be utlised for conference breakout, lunches and morning/afternoon tea.

Captain Reg Saunders Gallery

The Captain Reg Saunders Gallery and Courtyard is the dedicated breakout space for the BAE Systems Theatre and can also be used separately as an exclusive event space. Located next to the Sculpture Garden, the Gallery also offers external entry and provides direct and exclusive access for your guests.

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 Anzac Hall.

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

Our dedicated events team can help you plan your event.


Call +61 2 6262 9752 or email


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