About the unveiling ceremony

The Welcome Wall stands in honour of families who have migrated to Australia with registered names engraved in bronze. Currently there are over 30,000 names on the Welcome Wall with representation from over 200 countries.

The museum holds unveiling ceremonies twice a year to mark the mounting of a new bronze panel to the Welcome Wall.

New registrants to the Welcome Wall, their families and friends are invited to this celebration of their life-changing journeys to Australia.

The ceremony provides guests with the opportunity to view the panel for the first time in what is always a moving and festive ceremony. The event sees different family generations gather together to reflect on and celebrate their cultural heritage.


Due to the current suspension of outdoor gatherings of 500 plus people in response to COVID-19, the Museum has postponed the next Welcome Wall unveiling ceremony until further notice.

This will be rescheduled to a future date when the restrictions are lifted. We will give all registrants advance notice of this rescheduled date. Unveiling ceremonies are usually held in April/May and September/October.

Find out more about the Welcome Wall

If you have a question, please contact us.

Phone: +61 (02) 9298 3777
Email: welcomewall@sea.museum