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

Add a name to the National Monument to Migration

Click 'Donate Now' below to be directed to our secure online store to make your donation payment by credit card and to add your inscription.


Donate Now


Register for more information

A member of our team will contact you to discuss or to process your donation and inscription over the phone.


Important Details

Australia’s National Monument to migration honours migrants nominated by donors to the Migration Heritage Fund. People honoured on the National Monument must have been born overseas and settled in Australia. Their arrival can have been by sea or air and Australian citizenship is not required.

Once you have donated you have the option to add a story about the person, along with information about their arrival, personal details and images. This information appears in your online profile and can be managed and added to at any time.

You must provide a signed consent form for each person you wish to honour on the Monument.


Donors who contribute $500 (tax deductible) or more to the Migration Heritage Fund, may register an inscription of 43 characters (one line) on the National Monument. The inscription must be the name or names of family members who were born overseas and settled in Australia.

Your inscription is engraved into a beautiful bronze panel on the Monument.

The museum invites donors to a donor recognition ceremony usually held once a year. Donors, their family and friends are all welcome to attend.

The National Monument records names of individual/s only.

Inscriptions can be up to 43 characters in length. Spaces, punctuation and brackets count as a character. Below are some tips for preparing your inscription copy.

  • Surnames are displayed first
  • Maiden names are included in brackets, in capital letters
  • Nicknames are included in brackets, with letters in lowercase
  • Titles and awards (eg. Dr, Esq, Mrs or OAM will not be inscribed)

Please note: each inscription purchased equals one online entry

All additional information submitted such as date of arrival and images can be viewed via the online entry.

Yes. You can list as many names as you like on a line providing they fit within the 43 character limit. Please note donations of $500 are acknowledged for their support and provide one line of an inscription which equals one online registration.

Yes: you can register a family member or another person who was born a citizen of another country and made Australia home. You need to provide a permission letter signed by the person you nominate showing that they consent to their details being on both the monument and online. Listings cannot occur without this consent letter being provided.

If you have completed a permission letter (in order to get the consent of a friend or family member you want to include on the National Monument) you will need to email this back to us.

Engraving cannot occur until this letter is received by the our team.

Here are some examples of inscriptions:


Full name
BROWN Lisa Dorothy
Full name with nickname included in brackets
BROWN Lisa Dorothy (Thea)
Surname with initials
Surname, maiden name with initials
Surname first name and family
BROWN Lisa and family
Family name only
BROWN family
Family name and two first names
BROWN Lisa and Larry
Family name, two first names and initials 
BROWN Lisa DH and Larry ES
Family name, first names and family only
BROWN Lisa, Larry, Linda and family

 National Monument Unveiling

Your generous gift will allow development and expansion of our migration programs to strengthen visitors' understanding of our rich migration history.

Your donation is tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt via email that can be used for your next tax return. The Australian National Maritime Museum (ABN 35 023 590 988) is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient. All gifts of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

We are now accepting registrations for our 93rd panel with the unveiling ceremony on 11 MAY 2024.


Online National Monument

You can now login to manage your listing. Once logged in you can edit all aspects of your profile, photos, story and details and provide access to your friends or family.

When logged in you'll also be able to see your Orders, Inscriptions and Registrations and share 'tokens' that allow family or friends to see their online profiles without having to log into the system.

Yes. Online listings can be grouped together using the 'related' function. In your account you can see which names are attached to you. Users can then edit them or select if they want them to be linked. If 'checking' an entry they will show together with other registrants in the 'related family' panel.

If you have forgotten your password you can reset it here  
An email with a password recovery link will be sent to your e-mail address.

Please contact us if you have forgotten your email or username.

Yes. Do not check 'Make profile viewable to public' box if you wish to keep your entry hidden.

You can add up to 10 pictures to your registration that will appear with your online National Monument profile.
File type: JPEG or PNG
File size: maximum 2MB each
Image dimensions: square or landscape, minimum 500px wide

You can reorder the images by simply dragging them up and down - the first image will display as the default for your profile and will be shown in listings.

Entries for multiple registrations can be shared with a user's family or friends. This allows a family member or a friend to view registrations that are linked to the main user’s account without them having to log in. The user makes a 'token' to grant access to other family members or friends under their account allowing them full view of a profile without having to log in. They can then send an email with this information to the chosen person will receive access to view their profile.

Sharing entries

You need to login to view and access your full profile (such as your images and story) and then you can give access to others you choose to share with such as family and friends.

These people do not need a login to view. Instead they can view a special link based on a token that is assigned by  you. This is done via tokens which are assigned and create a special URL that can be shared. To do this when you login choose Tokens from the right hand menu.

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This will take you to the Tokens page. Click generate token to create a special link for each registrant with a token appended to it that allows full view of a profile without having to log in. Then select the Share Registrants link and this will load a modal window where you can send an email to family or friends (who have an online entry).

Also the account user can also remove access by clicking on 'revoke token' in their profile. This will remove access to the special links and the family member or friend will no longer be able to see their full profile.

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 Share with family 3


The friend or family member gets an email with this detail

Share with family 4


On clicking on the links in the email they can view their full entries.

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If you'd rather not fill in the online form or need more time to complete, registrations can also be submitted via this downloadable form. Simply download, fill in and return to us by email and a member of the National Monument team will complete the process for you.

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Unfortunately, this site does not support Internet Explorer (IE). If you are a Windows user, your new default browser is Microsoft Edge. Why this change? As software makers release new versions of their browsers, older versions are no longer updated and gradually lose compatibility with current web technology. The browsers supported by this site are the newest and safest technology available.

For your privacy and data security you now need to login to view and access your profile. Once logged in, you'll be able to access more detailed information, including photographs, stories and add new information. You can add more information than before.

A new feature of the updated system is that people related to you ('family view') will be able to look at other registrants who are connected to you, if they have activated access.

The platform has been built so that only a basic set of information is shown to the general public. In order to view the full detail (such as images and story detail) only logged-in National Monument users can access this content.

Due to data and privacy concerns, some of the information you have may have provided in the past is now hidden from public view. You now need to login to view and access your full profile (such as your images and story) as well as give access to others you choose to share with such as family and friends.

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