On this day

18 August 1966

Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam. Now marked as Vietnam Veterans Day.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. 'We were told ... that it could be risky business'

    Barney Schinckel was just a young man when he volunteered for 'special training' and joined the secretive Z Special Unit as a radio operator working behind enemy lines.

  2. Long Tan Cross finds a permanent home at Memorial

    The Long Tan Cross, considered one of the most significant battlefield relics from Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, has been unveiled in its permanent home in the Vietnam Gallery at the

  3. The stories behind the Last Post

    A new book looks at the stories behind the Last Post, the much-loved ceremony of love, loss and remembrance at the Memorial.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Last Post Ceremony: Vietnam Veterans Day and the anniversary of the battle of Long Tan

    This ceremony begins at 4:55pm in the Memorial's Commemoration Area and will commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day and the anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.

  2. Objects of the final offensive

    Free public talk
    Captain Reg Saunders Gallery, 12pm

    Join a curator to hear about objects from the final offensive that ended the First World War.

  3. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10.30 am

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