The National Monument is one of the museum's most important and visible tributes to our migration heritage 

Today's Australia has been shaped by migration. We've come from all the lands on earth to build this great country. 

The museum collects the stories of migrants to Australia, and the National Monument is one of our most important and visible ways of recognising the people behind these stories. 

Over 34,000 names already appear on the 88 bronze panels that are joined together and run down the northern promenade of the museum, facing Pyrmont Bay.

On 21 March 2021, His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd) declared the Welcome Wall as Australia's National Monument to Migration.

Register to be part of the next special ceremony

You can honour a migrant – a loved one, a member of your family, yourself,  or a new arrival – on Australia’s National Monument to Migration at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

A donation is a fitting way to honour loved ones who have migrated to Australia and to ensure their personal stories are held in this important national collection. 


Adding a Name

As an acknowledgement of your tax-deductible gift of $500 your name, or the name of a family member, relative, co-worker or friend will be etched in bronze onto the museum's Australia’s National Monument to Migration in recognition of their journey across the seas to make Australia their new home. 


To acknowledge your support, you will receive:
  • A personal inscription in bronze on the Australia's National Monument to Migration
  • Dedicated online profile page
  • A profile that can be securely managed and shared with friends and family
  • Research functionality: search other names who may have arrived via the same vessel / time
  • Exclusive invitation to a donor recognition ceremony for new inscriptions on the National Monument
  • A tax-deductible receipt


Registration has been extended. Have your name added to the National Monument to Migration and be part of our November unveiling ceremony. Additional spaces have been released.






Learn More

Find out more about adding a name, changing an existing name or have your questions answered with our FAQs.

Read compelling personal migration stories, research your family history and find out more about Australia's migration heritage.