6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR), was originally raised in Brisbane, Queensland, on 6 June 1965. It has since served in a number of overseas deployments and conflicts including South Vietnam, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Iraq and Afghanistan.
During the Vietnam War, 6 RAR earned a Presidential Unit Citation from the United States, when members from ‘D’ Company participated in the Battle of Long Tan on 18–19 August 1966.
6 RAR is currently based at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane and forms part of 7th Brigade.
The motto of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, is ‘Duty first’.