Vietnam War MemorialPrint Page Print this page


Photographs supplied by Fred Brunings

The memorial commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War.  Smaller personal plaques have been added to remember Vietnam Veteran members who have passed away.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history before the conflict in Afghanistan. The arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962 was the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.

However, the end-date of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War has officially been amended to 29 April 1975 to reflect Australia’s further involvement in the war during the fall of Saigon in 1975.  The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra now recognise this new date.


Address:Electra Street, Lions Remembrance Park, Bundaberg West, 4670
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.875642
Long: 152.332019
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 27th October, 1999
Front Inscription

In Remembrance
Of Those Who Paid
The Supreme Sacrifice
And Those Who Served
In South Vietnam
1962 - 1973
Lest We Forget.

Plaque :

Memorial Dedicated By
Vietnam Veteran
Pastor S. W. Law
B. A. (Theology)
27th October 1999

Source: MA,QWMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design