National memorials is an important way to mark the contribution and sacrifice made by extraordinary Australians to their country and to their fellow citizens.

The Canberra National Memorials Committee (the CNMC) is empowered by the National Memorials Ordinance 1928 (the Ordinance), to approve the location and character of national memorials in the ACT. The Ordinance defines the membership and responsibilities of the Committee. 

Decisions of the Committee are made after consideration of proposals put forward by members of the community. In considering the proposals for memorials, the CNMC relies on a range of professional, administrative and stakeholder advice.

Membership of the CNMC can be found here.