Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War began with a small commitment of 30 military advisors in 1962, and increased over the following decade to a peak of 7,672 Australian personnel following the Menzies Government’s April 1965 decision to upgrade its military commitment to South Vietnam’s security. All Australian Defence Force served: the Royal Australian Navy, The Royal Australian Air Force and of course the Australian Army including the Australian SAS.

The museum has an extensive collection of items representing a broad cross section of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War including an honour roll listing the more than 500 ADF personal who made the ultimate sacrifice.