Australian Army Military Police Museum

The Australian Army Military Police Museum was established as the first Military Police Historical Collection at the front gate of Lamia Barracks (the Defence Force School of Policing) in November 1995 by the Regimental Sergeant Major at that time, Warrant Officer Class One Ivan Gibson.

The Australian Army Military Police Museum moved to its present location at Holsworthy Barracks in 2019. It continues to collect, preserve and exhibit the history of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police.

The Royal Australian Corps of Military Police's rich and proud history is represented in the museum’s two galleries. Visitors can view artefacts, and read stories about Australia's Military Police and their achievements at home and overseas.

The museum is co-located with the Museum of Military Engineering. Both can be covered in a one-day visit.

Donations of memorabilia and historical artefacts are gratefully accepted in accordance with the museum’s collection policy.  

The museum relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers. Please contact the museum for further information.

Opening hours

The museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. Booking is essential.

Entry requirements

There are security restrictions that govern access to the museum as it is located within Holsworthy Barracks.

  • Visits must be arranged at least 48 hours in advance.
  • All visitors aged 16 years and older must provide current, non-electronic, government issued photographic identification (eg. driver's licence, passport, Proof of Age card etc.).

Admission is free.