We provide a free retreat facility for war veterans and their partners to stay at and share time with each other and their mates . Cockatoo rise is situated on a property 6 kms from Bairnsdale in the Gippsland Lakes , Victoria. We have a collection of war memorabilia from WW1 to present day conflicts in Afghanastan from many countries .Our museum was officially opened by Darren Chester MP on March 27 /2015 .
Cockatoo Rise is a voluntary retreat, run by Greg ( ex Vietnam vet ) and Annie . The museum reflects on uniforms and equipment used by troops over the years .It gives visitors the opportunity to try on webbing and uniforms used in present and past conflicts .
The museum is open by appointment 7 days a week to anybody who wishes to visit.
Donations of any war memorabilia is always gratefully accepted School and other groups always welcome .