The Welcome Wall is one of the museum’s most important and visible tributes to our migration heritage.

Over 30,000 names already appear on the 81 bronze panels that are joined together and run down the northern promenade of the museum, facing Pyrmont Bay.

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The museum's Welcome Wall recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and to coincide with this, we're pleased to announce that the Welcome Wall is now open for new registrations. Adding a name to the Welcome Wall involves gifting $500 to the museum that will go towards preserving our Australian maritime and migration heritage.

For more information, next steps, and to complete your registration, please click the link below.

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Find a name and read the stories of people who struggled against poverty or those who struck it rich - from the involuntary convict migrants of the First Fleet, unaccompanied migrant children, post-war refugees to more recent migrants who’ve chosen modern Australia as a place to call home.


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

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