• These statistics were sourced from the appendix of On the offensive: the Australian Army in the Vietnam War 1967–1968. For details of the total number of Australians who died during the Vietnam War, 1962- 1975, please refer to Deaths as a result of service with Australian units.

    Statistics: Total Australian service casualties in the Vietnam War, 1962–72

    Service Died Wounded/injured/ill Total
    Army 478 3,025 3,505
    RAN 8 48 56
    RAAF 14 56 70
    TOTAL 500 3,129 3,629

     

    Note: The total of 500 deaths comprises 426 battle casualties and 74 non-battle casualties.

    Australian Army casualties in the Vietnam War, 1962-1972

    Battle casualties

      Australian Regular Army National servicemen Citizen's Military Forces Total
    Killed in action 172 143 1 316
    Killed accidentally 15 10 0 25
    Died of wounds 40 28 0 68
    Died of injury/illness 0

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    0 3
    Missing presumed dead 0 1 0 1
    Drowned 1 0 0 1
    Wounded in action 1,140 880 6 2,026
    Wounded accidentally 92 87 1 180
    Injured/ill in battle 79 63 0 142

    Totals by category

    414 killed in battle, 2,348 wounded in battle

    Non-battle casualties

      Australian Regular Army National servicemen Citizen's Military Forces Total
    Killed/died 49 15 0 64
    Injured/ill 426 249 2 677

    Australian Army casualties in Vietnam by year, 1962–72

    BC = Battle casualty
    NBC = Non-battle casualty

    Deaths

    Year BC NBC Total
    1962 0 0 0
    1963 0 1 1
    1964 1 0 1
    1965 11 5 16
    1966 56 7 63
    1967 70 11 81
    1968 102 5 107
    1969 95 9 104
    1970 54 11 65
    1971 28 12 40
    1972 0 0 0
    Total 417 61 478

    Wounded/injured/ill

    Year BC NBC Total
    1962 0 2 2
    1963 0 1 1
    1964 8 1 9
    1965 83 17 100
    1966 226 62 288
    1967 276 131 407
    1968 529 170 699
    1969 648 145 793
    1970 422 69 491
    1971 166 60 226
    1972 4 5 9
    Total 2,362 663 3,025

    Source

    Appendix F, "Statistics", Ian McNeil and Ashley Ekins, On the offensive: the Australian Army in the Vietnam War 1967–1968 (Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2003)