Vietnam Veterans Day (18 August) recognises the invaluable contribution of Australians who served in the Vietnam War. 

Australia’s involvement in the war formally ended in 1973, making this – the 50th anniversary – a particularly important year to commemorate. More than 60,000 Australians served in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973, with some returning for humanitarian operations in 1975. Sadly, 523 died, some 3,000 were wounded, and – amidst strong anti-war sentiment – many who returned home were treated unfairly by some members of the community.

Vietnam Veterans Day is a chance for us all to pay the respects that Vietnam vets were often denied, but always deserved.

Join RSLWA in honouring our Vietnam veterans on the18 August and attend an event at your local RSL Sub Branch.

If you would like your event added to the below list please contact

City of Cockburn

City of Cockburn RSL Sub Branch
Address: 73 Frederick Road, Hamilton Hill

Arrival Time: 10am
Start Time: 10:30am

Open to public attendance? : Yes

Contact Name: Paul Prickett

Geraldton City

Geraldton RSL - Birdwood House

Arrival time 15:45
Start Time 16:00
Dress Code: Neat casual/Respectful - Full medalls may be worn

Contact name: Barry Stinson
Phone number: 9964 1520 or 0408 222 653


18th August 


Kalamunda RSL

Service at Kalamunda Memorial Adjacent to Kostera Oval
Corner of Recreation Rd and Canning Rd, Kalamunda
Then morning tea at Kalamunda RSL 35 Canning Rd Kalamunda

Arrival Time: 09:30am
Start Time: 09:45am

Open to public attendance? : Yes

Contact Name: David Flint
Phone: 0408 428 519


Vietnam Killed in Action Commemoration:

  • Date: Friday, 18th August
  • Time: Meet at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 pm start.
  • Location: Perth War Cemetery, Smyth Road, Karrakatta

This commemoration aims to honour Western Australian servicemen who were killed during the Vietnam War. Initially held at the Perth War Cemetery and Karrakatta, the commemoration was expanded in 2016 to include all KIA graves state-wide. Poppy tributes are sent to regional locations, and with the support of regional Councils and RSL Sub-Branches, the tributes will be placed on the KIA grave sites on August 18.

Contact: Richard Williams (President)


18th of August 2023
Kwinana War Memorial
Pace Road, Medina WA 6167

Arrival time 10:50
Start Time 11:00

Contact name: Terry Rusden
Phone number: 0407932390

Yanchep - Two Rocks

Yanchep National Park RSL Memorial Garden - Yanchep Inn
Address: Cnr Wanneroo Rd & Yanchep Beach Rd Yanchep 6035

Arrival Time: 10:15hrs
Start Time: 10:30hrs
(Service 10:30hrs to 11:30hrs)

Dress Code: Jacket, Tie & Medals
Open to public

Contact Name: Doug Thorncroft
Number: 0447624428


Wanneroo Memorial Park
Address: Civic Drive, Wanneroo

Arrival Time: 4.50pm
Start Time: 5pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual
Open to public attendance? : Yes

Event Details:

Contact Name: Sue Tuck
Number: 0429900355