80th anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk

This month, we reflect on the 8-month siege in which some 14,000 Australian troops served, earning their iconic nickname 'Rats of Tobruk' from the Germans. Our short film captures the reflections of 6 Australian veterans who served in North Africa and survived the siege.

A man at the opening of a shelter dug in the ground and covered over by sandbags and rocks

Do you have a project that honours veterans?

You could apply for funding. We have Saluting Their Service commemorative grants of up to $10,000 for local community projects and $150,000 for larger projects. Find out how to apply.

Veterans' stories: their words

We gather stories of ordinary Australians who've had extraordinary experiences serving in wars, conflicts and peace operations all over the world

Watch their oral histories

Fall of Singapore

Watch stories from Australian veterans who served in Malaya and Singapore during WW2. Some were taken prisoner and others served aboard naval ships.

Watch our short film