The Army Museum Bandiana is committed to best practice in management, preservation, storage and display of its collections in order to protect and preserve Army’s heritage and promote its history to the public.
The Museum is home to the following collections:
Current Army Corps
Royal Australian Army Chaplains Department
Royal Australian Corps of Transport
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
Royal Australian Army Dental Corps
Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Royal Corps of Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
Australian Army Catering Corps
Royal Australian Army Pay Corps
Australian Army Psychology Corps
Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps
Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps
Royal Australian Army Service Corps
Australian Army Apprentices
2/23 Australian Infantry Battalion
The Museum was established in 1976 as the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC) General Museum in its present location. The Museum building is itself unique, in that it is a WW2 era timber framed warehouse, with corrugated iron sheeting. It was constructed in 1940 and very few of these once prolific structures remain.
On the 1st of July 1997, the Royal Australian Corps of Transport Museum, the Australian Army Catering Corps Historical Collection, and the Royal Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Historical Collection were combined with the RAAOC General Museum to form the Army Museum Bandiana.
The Museum was officially renamed Australian Army Museum Bandiana on the 23rd of October 1997.
In 1998 the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, the Royal Australian Army Dental Corps and the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps Historical Collections were integrated into the Museum. During 2012/13 the Royal Australian Army Pay Corps collection was added to the Museum.
The Bandiana Army Museum Foundation
The Bandiana Army Museum Foundation (Inc) is a not for profit volunteer incorporated organisation, which provides volunteer manpower/ladypower 😉 and resources to support the preservation, display and refurbishment efforts of the Museum staff. The Foundation has no paid staff and all monies obtained from entry fees, shop sales and donations are available to the Museum management in support of Museum operations.
This website is owned and operated by the Bandiana Army Museum Foundation (Inc), and as such is not a part of the Australian Army, or the Australian Defence Force. All content on this site is the opinion of the Foundation, we do not speak on behalf of the Australian Government.