GENUINE 3rd BATTALION 3 RAR ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT UNIT CAP HAT - This is the only official 3RAR Cap sold on base at the unit store at 3RAR Kapyong Lines, Lavarack Barracks.
Parachute role, 1983–2011 - A move to Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney, contemplated since returning from operations in South Vietnam, was conducted at the end of 1981. On 1 December 1983, the battalion assumed responsibility for the Australian Army's conventional parachute capability (previously, D Company 6 RAR had maintained an airborne company). In 1984, the battalion was granted permission to wear the maroon beret, common to all parachute units worldwide, and to wear parachute wings identical to those worn by the 1st Australian Parachute Battalion during the Second World War.
Mechanised infantry role, 2018 - In 2017, it was announced that 3 RAR would re-role as a mechanised infantry battalion under the workforce alignment of Plan Beersheba to be equipped with M113AS4 Armoured Personnel Carriers. In February 2018, 3 RAR commenced the transition which was to occur over 18 months.