The HQ 3rd Division Association holds an annual pilgrimage on the eve of Anzac Day to remember the service and sacrifice of its members.
The service of the 3rd Division spans the years 1916 to 1991. They formed during the First World War and served on the Western Front and in Belgium. They saw action at Messines, Broodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele and the St. Quentin Canal.
After the First World War, the 3rd Division operated within the Citizen Forces until it mobilised for the Second World War in December 1941. Their role was defensive until 1943 when they deployed to New Guinea. They saw action at Salamaua-Lae and Bougainville.
The 3rd Division continued as a reserve formation until 1991, when the Australian Army was restructured, and the 3rd Division was disbanded for the final time.
- Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo
Reviewed 17 December 2021