This website is a portal for a range of information about Australia's involvement in world wars, travel to historic military sites and educational resources. These pages provide instant access to high quality materials on the web to assist teachers and students in preparing for the observance of Anzac Day.
Home page for the Army History Unit (AHU) which is responsible for developing policy and programs for the collection, conservation, interpretation and promotion of the Australian Army's history.
The Vietnam War was the longest conflict in which Australians have been involved; it lasted ten years, from 1962 to 1972, and involved some 60,000 personnel. A limited initial commitment of just 30 military advisers grew to include a battalion in 1965 and finally, in 1966, a task force. Each of the three services was involved, but the dominant role was played by the Army.
Department of Veterans' Affairs website designed to tell the story of Australia's involvement in World War II through a variety of media including photographs, artworks, video and audio from the period 1939-1945.
The Australian War Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war, through its ceremonial areas, extensive exhibitions and research facilities.
The Australians at War site was designed to complement the Australians at War TV series, and dedicated to those Australians who served their nation over the past one hundred years. Through animated documentaries, video, audio and activities users can re-live some of the greatest events in our history, as seen through the eyes of the men and women who were there.
Main index page for the Australian War Memorial exhibit - Australian at War. Includes links to an Australian military history overview, statistics and an encyclopedia featuring FAQs about Australians at war.
This Department of Veterans' Affairs website is dedicated to the memory of the more than 290,000 Australians who served in this theatre of war in the Australian Imperial Force from 1914-1918, listing the many war cemeteries and memorials where these soldiers lie buried or where their names are listed among the thousands who have "no known grave, the 'missing'".
The National Archives' holdings on defence date largely from 1901 but include some colonial records, such as those on the Boer War. Though their collection of defence-related records is vast, it does not include all defence records created by the Australian Government - the Australian War Memorial holds most of the operational records of war.
The Australian War Memorial receives many public inquiries covering a wide range of topics from A to Z. The Encyclopedia features answers to frequently asked questions about Australians at war. The Encyclopedia will allow you to search the contents of the Memorial's databases, and provides links to other resources.
Gallipoli and the Anzacs gives visitors to the peninsula and those surfing the internet at home an opportunity to learn more about the Gallipoli campaign, visiting Gallipoli today, and the Anzac Commemorative Site, as well as research and educational resources for individuals, teachers and students. In particular, the website now contains three tours, the Anzac Walk, Turkish Monuments and Memorials and a new Gallipoli Tour. Each tour offers a printed guide, historical and contemporary images, and an audio commentary available in both English and Turkish, able to be downloaded as an MP3 file.
This page links to pages giving a brief history of the Royal Australian Air Force.
The Nominal Roll contains the service details of some 17000 individuals who served with Australia's defence forces in Korea, or in the waters adjacent to Korea, during the conflict and after the ceasefire, between 27 June 1950 to 19 April 1956. A certificate of service is available for every service record.
The Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans honours and commemorates the men and women who served in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force in Vietnam, or in the waters adjacent to Vietnam, during the conflict between 23 May 1962 and 29 April 1975.
Australian War Memorial page linking to nominal rolls of personnel who served in pre-First World War conflicts (the Sudan War, the Boer War and the Boxer Uprising) and the First World War. Included is a link to the First World War Embarkation Roll. The page also includes links to the Department of Veterans' Affairs nominal rolls for the Second World War, Korean War, Vietnam War and Gulf War.
The Office of Air Force History is the source of authoritative information on Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) history and is the historical analysis arm of the Air Power Development Centre.
Overseas Memorial Search is the Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG) register of both government and privately-constructed memorials for Australian service men and women who served in conflict or peacekeeping activities.
The Preliminary Gulf War Nominal Roll, prepared by the Department of Veterans' Affairs in Canberra, lists Australian Defence Force personnel involved in that conflict. It includes all personnel involved in the hostilities and associated operations in the Persian Gulf from August 1990 to September 1991.
Remembrance Day - general information as well as an outline for ceremonies and education resources and activities.
The Sea Power Centre aims to promote the study, discussion and awareness of maritime issues and strategy. This site offers historical information on the Royal Australian Navy, including a brief history, naval battles of World War 2 and the role of the Navy in later operations.
View ship data and historical facts of former ships of the Royal Australian Navy.
The Victoria Cross for Australia is the pre-eminent award for acts of bravery in wartime and Australia's highest military honour. It is awarded to persons who, in the presence of the enemy, display the most conspicuous gallantry; a daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice; or extreme devotion to duty.
Created to honour and commemorate those who served in Australia's defence forces and Merchant Navy, this site contains information from the service records of some one million individuals who served during WWII. Search for service record details by name, service number, honours, place (of birth, of enlistment, or residential locality at enlistment). A certificate of service can be printed for every service record.
Records of men and women who served with the Australian army in World War I have been digitised and are available to view online. Using NameSearch you can quickly find the service records of particular individuals.