On this day

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. 'I’m very lucky to be alive'

    Derek Holyoake was just 16 when his father sent him to join the navy in 1940, telling him that he’d be safe there during the Second World War.

  2. National tour for Australian War Memorial Indigenous exhibition For Country, for Nation

    For Country, for Nation, the Australian War Memorial’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories of military service, will tour nati

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower Galleries, 10.30 am

  2. Tanks and the Australian Imperial Force

    Free public talk
    Anzac Hall, 11.30 am

    Join Research Centre staff to discover the changing attitude towards tanks by the Australian Imperial Force.

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