On this day

01 July 1945

7th Division landed at Balikpapan, Borneo. This landing was the largest & final Australian amphibious landing of WWII.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. The 2018 Bryan Gandevia Prize announcement

    The Australian War Memorial is proud to announce Alexia Moncrieff as the winner of the 2018 Bryan Gandevia Prize.

  2. 'I knew in my heart that it had happened'

    Anne Coutts will always remember the last time she saw her father, Sergeant William McDougall, who was killed when the hospital ship Centaur was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese.

  3. 'I've been very lucky'

    Just 30 minutes after losing both his legs in a horrific blast in Afghanistan, Curtis McGrath was lying on a stretcher joking to his mates that they would see him at the Paralympics one day.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Balikpapan: the last major Australian ground operation of the Second World War

    Free behind-the-scenes art tour 
    Meet in the Orientation Gallery, 12.30pm

  2. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

  3. Women in war

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11.40am, 12.40pm, and 1.40pm

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