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14-November-2016 (Sandra Brown)
14-November-2016 (Sandra Brown)

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The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War. 

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.

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:255 High Street, Outside Mechanics Institute , Melton, 3337
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.682888
Long: 144.586317
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975
Designer:AQL Landscape Design (Seville, VIC) Glass Panels


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th August, 1998
Front Inscription


1962 - 1973

Plaque : 

The people of Melton remember all those who served suffered and died

Vietnam 1962  - 1975

Back Inscription

Melton & District Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Opened by the Hon. Tim Fischer M.P. Deputy Prime Minister of Australia on 15. 8. 1988


Right Side Inscription

Together then,

Together again.


Inscription in Proximity

Australian Roll of Honour

Vietnam War 1962 - 1975
Honour the dead but fight like hell for the living

[ Names ]

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Lest we forget


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