Event

Celebrate your family's history

with the Welcome Wall

Guests at a Welcome Wall ceremony

Celebrate the latest Welcome Wall registrants at our regular unveiling ceremonies.

  • About the unveiling ceremony

    The Welcome Wall stands in honour of families who have migrated to Australia with registered names permanently engraved in bronze. Currently there are over 29,000 names on the Welcome Wall with representation from over 200 countries.

    The museum holds unveiling ceremonies twice a year to mark the mounting of a new bronze panel to the Welcome Wall.

    New registrants to the Welcome Wall, their families and friends are invited to this celebration of their life-changing journeys to Australia.

    The ceremony provides guests with the opportunity to view the panel for the first time in what is always a moving and festive ceremony. The event sees different family generations gather together to reflect on and celebrate their cultural heritage.

    Find out More

    Speeches from past ceremonies are available as transcripts in our blog.

    See photos and videos of past ceremonies on our Welcome Wall page.

    2018 ceremonies

    The next ceremony will be on Sunday 6 May.

    300 Names Added
    The new panel (no. 79) will add to the Welcome Wall more than 300 names of migrants and refugees from: the United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Germany, Malta, Hungary, Ireland, South Africa, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Poland, The Netherlands, China, India, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Latvia, Slovenia, Turkey, Argentina, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, France, Indonesia, Lebanon, Macedonia, New Zealand, Portugal, USA, Austria, Denmark, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Namibia, Russia, Spain and Zambia.

    Places are still available for the bronze panel  to be unveiled later in 2018 (date to be confirmed). Register here.


    Find out more on how to honour your family name on the Welcome Wall

    If you have a question, or would like to receive a registration pack, please get in touch.

    Phone: +61 (02) 9298 3667
    Email: welcomewall@anmm.gov.au