From the rough seas to finding freedom,

our story of hope and sacrifice.


Every Vietnamese Australian who arrived here as a refugee has a story to tell.

The proposed Vietnamese Museum Australia (VMA) will be a vibrant multicultural-hub situated in the iconic heart of Footscray, Victoria. It will be a multi-purpose community facility where you will be able to walk though a journey from our past, see our present and be a part of shaping our future.


Experience a vibrant and endearing culture steeped in an extraordinary story; one told from the perspective of more than a hundred thousand Vietnamese Australian Refugees.


To build the first Vietnamese Museum in Australia.


To collect, record and preserve the culture and history of Vietnamese settlement in Australia.

For those who share any connection to our story we want to show our gratitude and thanks in remembrance and commemoration.


For those who have come to reconnect or learn about their heritage, we wish to take you on a journey of discovery and perspective - one about the value of humanity and courage that people can possess in the face of great adversity.

One that hopefully inspires you to never give up.




Submit Artefacts

The Vietnamese Museum Australia will harness the power of historic photographs, documents and artifacts to help tell the stories of all those who played a part in, or were a part of Vietnamese refugee settlement in Australia.

If you have or know of any who have belongings and priceless keepsakes that may be interested in donating to the museum please contact us. 

Share Your Story

Preserve our history by telling the story of your journey so future generations understand the sacrifices their ancestors made and why they made them.

We will provide a way for you to share your story digitally so that it will never be lost. 

Be a part of history and tell your story to our community.

Support Us

This project is the largest undertaken the Vietnamese Community here in Australia has ever committed to.

Donations will suport our development of the museum building & facilities, education programs and exhibitions.

Your gift, large or small will contribute to the preservation of Vietnamese Australian history.

I believe that if I don't tell my story now and if nobody else does either, then no one will know our story; and our future generations will grow up missing out the little pieces of history that make them who they are.

Thanh Tran

First Generation Vietnamese Australian


Phong Nguyen

Chair Person/Fundraising Lead

0411 756 552

Diep Nguyen

Content & Collections Lead

0415 747 934

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