List of Coastal Batteries in Australia and Territories during World War II

The following is a List of Coastal Batteries in Australia and Territories during World War II. The main threat came early in the war from German raiders and threat of Japanese raids or invasion, and hence all available ordnance was pressed into service, including some obsolete guns and field guns adapted for coast defence.





Torres Strait

New South Wales


Port Stephens


Note: A 6 pounder 10cwt battery was under construction.

Port Kembla

Northern Territory

Papua New Guinea


Port Moresby


  • Praed Point Battery – 2 x 6 inch Mk VII guns

South Australia


Western Australia



Note: A 9.2in Mark Xv battery was under construction.



See also

  • Structure of the Australian Army during World War II
  • Anti-aircraft defences of Australia during World War II
  • Hobart coastal defences


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