The Service of Vietnam War veterans will be commemorated in the 2023 Anzac Day Schools’ Awards, 50 years following the end of Australia’s involvement in the war.

Opening the awards, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said schools, students and teachers will have the opportunity to learn the stories of Vietnam veterans.

“Throughout next year, we will be honouring some 60,000 Australian men and women who served in the Vietnam War, including the 523 who gave their lives,” Minister Keogh said.

“I encourage schools to reach out to Vietnam veterans in their local communities and find out what it was really like to serve in one of the longest conflicts Australia has been involved in.

“Not only are there great prizes on offer, the awards are a meaningful opportunity for students to connect with veterans and serving personnel to gain a personal understanding of Australia’s wartime past.”

The Anzac Day Schools’ Awards is an annual national competition that honours the service and sacrifice of Australians across conflicts and peacekeeping operations, and inspires students to find out more about our military history.

Entries close on 31 May 2023. For more information, including prizes and entry requirements, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Anzac Portal:



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  • P. Lindwall December 7, 2022  

    Hello Ray,
    I don’t know if this is the right format to publish this, however, I waited for over a week to see if there was a death notice. It is with sad heart I learned through a good mate that Ray ‘Shiny’ Bain died on the 9th of November 2022. There were no other details given. His details are ; 217552 Ray Herbert Bain, he served in 3 Squadron SAS Regiment in South Vietnam in 1969. I served with Shiny at the Parachute Training School from 1972-75. Vale Shiny.
    Pete Lindwall

  • John Doorley December 7, 2022  

    Where are you located Peter would like to catch up John Doorley [email protected]

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