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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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.


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The museum's Welcome Wall recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. To coincide with this, the online Welcome Wall platform has had an exciting upgrade! 

The new Welcome Wall registration process and online profiles for existing registrations are now operational and ready to continue recording our rich migration heritage.

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

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Read compelling personal migration stories, research your family history and find out more about Australia's migration heritage.