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Remembering our war dead

  • Commemorating our post-war dead

    It has been Australian policy since 1922 to extend official commemoration to eligible post-war deaths. There are more than 300,000 official post-war commemorations at cemeteries, crematoria and Gardens of Remembrance in Australia.

  • Our Korean war dead

    The Australians fought with the United Nations forces during the Korean War and the cost was 346 Australian war dead.

  • Our Vietnam War dead

    During Australia’s longest operational commitment 521 Australians lost their lives and the majority of these were repatriated to Australia for burial and commemoration.

  • Our war dead from other conflicts

    Since 1966, Australian service personnel who have died in conflicts overseas have been repatriated to Australia if practicable.