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Helicopter in Memorial Gardens

Caloundra RSL Military Display

HASS, History, Modern History Foundation, 3, 9, 10, 11-12

The Caloundra RSL Military Display is a unique collection of memorabilia from World War I to recent conflicts. The display features uniforms, medals, weaponry, military equipment, a fully equipped bunker and more. The equipped bunker enables students to experience small quarters and life on the front line and in defensive posts. Additional features of this display include a library full of primary historical sources as well as a Memorial Garden featuring a Helicopter and Artillery.

The Military Display is staffed by a group of passionate volunteers of the Caloundra RSL Sub Branch who are willing to share their own experiences and stories. They are passionate about the role Caloundra has played in Australia's military history and are more than happy to answer questions.

Volunteers have also prepared activity books for students to complete as they engage with the display to enhance the student's learning experience. These books are printed in colour and contain images from the display including an area for students to write answers and notes.

Planning your visit

Caloundra is located in the south of the beautiful Sunshine Coast approximately 96km from Brisbane's CBD and 21 km south of Maroochydore. Steeped in military history, Caloundra was the northern most post for Brisbane's defences during World War II and was part of the vital supply line for the Fort and Armaments on Bribie Island. Additionally, this town played a significant role in the recovery and rescue for those on the AHS Centaur, a civilian hospital ship that was torpedoed off the Queensland Coastline by Japanese Forces.

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Caloundra RSL

19 West Terrace


The Military Display is located in the underground Car Park with the Memorial Gardens in the building surrounds.


Phone: (07) 5438 5871


Opening Times

Tuesday to Thursday 10am- 2pm


Admission is free.

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