The bombing of Darwin
On 19 February 1942, World War II struck the shores of Australia as the Japanese dropped bombs over Darwin.
Many soldiers, civilians, workers and families lost their lives that day and in the months that followed, the citizens of Darwin underwent great hardships.
Each year, we come together as a community, to commemorate those who courageously defended our country, those who selflessly helped others, those who dealt with the aftermath, and those who lost their lives.
An annual commemorative service is held by the City of Darwin at the Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, the Esplanade at 9:30am which is free and open to the public.
To find out more about the Bombing of Darwin commemoration and view the full program, go to the City of Darwin website.