National Freedom Wall

On 15 August 1995, Australia celebrated the 50th anniversary of victory in the Pacific.

The National Australia Remembers Freedom Wall is a calm refuge in Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. A space for quiet contemplation and reflection on the spirit of freedom. The wall is not a war memorial but a symbol of 50 years of freedom.

There are 16,000 tribute plaques on the walls to remember loved ones or simply an expression of thanks. The wall honours servicemen and women who gave their lives in all wars for this nation. It also honours those involved in bringing freedom to Australia. This includes those who worked on the land, in protected industries and organisations such as the Red Cross.

Gardens enclose the memorial, representing the land, sea and divide.

You can view the National Freedom Wall photo gallery as a slideshow. Alternatively, view photos individually in the National Freedom Wall set in Council's Flickr account.

Last updated: 23 April 2022

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.