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AFP Museum

Gathering and preserving objects and their stories to commemorate federal police operations

About us

Founded in 1992, the AFP Museum has collected and preserved objects and archive material that tell the exciting and inspiring story of the AFP since its inception as the Commonwealth Police Force in 1917.

We act as a valuable resource for education, where the Australian community can learn more about the history and achievements of federal policing, locally, nationally and internationally.

Our museum provides a space where employees can feel pride in their workplace, contribute to storytelling and celebrate our mission to protect Australians and Australia's interests.

Find out more about our history through our unique stories.

What we do

We accept donations of objects and run private tours of the AFP Museum. You can find more information on donations and tours below. If you have a general enquiry or request please fill in the form at the bottom of this page and our team will get back to you.

Donate an object

Preserving and exhibiting objects, images and stories

Book a tour

Conducting private visits of the AFP Museum in Canberra

AFP Museum requests

The AFP Museum collects, preserves, and promotes the agencies history and the achievements of its members through objects, images, and stories.

You can use this form for various AFP Museum requests.

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Type of request

AFP Museum tour

Complete the below in as much detail as possible. A team member will respond to your request shortly.

The AFP Museum is located in Canberra. Visits are available Wednesday to Friday between 9 am - 4 pm by appointment only.

Maximum number of 15 people per visit

General enquiry


Donation to the Museum

Complete the below so our team can assess the item/s for its relevance and value to the AFP Museum.

What category best fits the item/s you would like to donate?
Do you believe the item/s could be considered potentially distressing?
This can include images of the deceased, suffering and graphic accounts of events.
Upload an image of the item/s
Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.
20 MB limit per form.

Acknowledgement of ownership

I acknowledge that I am the legal owner of the item/s described above, and herby submit the proposed item/s for consideration of acquisition to the AFP Museum to become its property in the form of a donation.
We'll consider the item/s suitability of acquisition in accordance to the AFP Museum Collection Criteria Guidelines.
I acknowledge that if deemed suitable for acquisition, the donation will be considered an unrestricted gift which may be used in any manner that is deemed in the best interests of the AFP Museum.

Museum objects loan

Complete the below so our team can assess your request for loan of a museum artefact (e.g. vehicle, uniform).

Please check the box below so we know you're a human.