On this day

23 February 1967

P.J. Badcoe leads an attack against Viet Cong troops - the first of 3 acts of bravery for which he was awarded the VC.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. Identifying the Lost Diggers

    The Thuillier collection is considered one of the most precious visual records of Australian soldiers in the First World War, but the work to identify the men continues.

  2. 'It’s important to tell these stories'

    Epitaph captures the emotional struggle faced by families trying to write epitaphs for their lost loved ones after the First World War.

  3. Dr Brendan Nelson conferred with honorary citizenship by Flemish city of Ieper

    Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson will be conferred with honorary citizenship by the Flemish city of Ieper (Ypres) at a ceremony in Ieper on Thursday night

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. The sinking of HMAS Perth

    Curator-led art tour
    Meet in the Orientation Gallery, 12.30pm

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