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The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War.

It features two life size bronze statues dedicated to the armed forces of Australia and The Republic of Vietnam. On the left is an Australian Infantryman and on the right a South Vietnamese soldier.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War began with the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962.  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:Roma Street, Roma Street Parklands, Memorial Corner, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.461111
Long: 153.018333
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 16th September, 2005
Front Inscription

Australian Vietnamese War Memorial

1962    1972

Left Side Inscription

To commemorate and honour the Australian service personnel who served in Vietnam

Dedicated to the memory of those who fought and made the supreme sacrifice in the Vietnam War


Back Inscription

This memorial was created by the Australian-Vietnamese Memorial Building Committee, in conjunction with the Queensland State Branches of the RSL, VVAA, VVFA and the South Vietnamese Veterans.

Support came from Australian and Vietnamese people in Queensland, interstate and overseas. 

Unveiled by the Honourable Anna Bligh, MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Finance, Minister for State Development, Trade and Innovation, representing The Honourable Peter Beattie MP, Premier and Treasurer of Queensland,

16 September 2005.

( Inscription in Vietnamese ) 


Right Side Inscription
( Inscription in Vietnamese ) 
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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