WWII Defence of Darwin Experience

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29 October 2011 - WWII Territory Families. More...

The Territory Government has committed $10 million to the new WWII Defence of Darwin Experience at East Point Reserve.

The Defence of Darwin Experience will explore an important part of Australia’s history – World War II and the build up of military defences in Darwin.

Artist Impression - Defence of Darwin Experience Building
Artist Impression of Defence of Darwin Experience building Artist impression of Defence of Darwin Experience exhibition

Defence of Darwin Experience Elevations

Key stakeholders including military, heritage and tourism experts, the Royal Australian Artillery Association, Darwin City Council, Northern Territory Government agencies and local historians, have provided input in the planning and development process.

Two sites at East Point were identified as suitable for the new experience. Following public consultation, 77 per cent of Territorians that provided feedback preferred Site 1 which is located beside the existing Darwin Military Museum.

The tender for design and construction of the new WWII Defence of Darwin Experience has been awarded to TCS (QLD) Pty Ltd. Construction has commenced on the Defence of Darwin Experience facility.

The Defence of Darwin Experience is scheduled to open in time to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin in February 2012.

WWII Territory Families

The Territory Government wants to contact all Territory families who had members in Darwin or the Top End during World War II to register their family details in relation to the Bombing of Darwin.

A researcher, by the name of Dixi Joy Bankier, has compiled a list of individuals and families who were directly affected by the 1942-1943 air raids on the Northern Territory. If you have been contacted by Dixi Joy Bankier you do not need to register.  

If you fit one of the criteria below please complete the registration form.

Disclaimer: The details provided may be used to update current contact lists relating to the topic and will not be used for any commercial purpose. All information received is subject to the Privacy Policy and Freedom of Information.

For more information, please contact 08 8924 7485 or email .