The role of the Commemorations Group of DVA is to acknowledge and commemorate the service and sacrifice of all those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Office of Australian War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has three roles:

  • to maintain war cemeteries and individual war graves in Australia and the region;
  • to commemorate eligible veterans who died post-war and whose deaths were caused by their war service; and
  • to build and maintain national memorials overseas (e.g. at Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum in Thailand).

Commemoration: Australia's wartime heritage

For additional information on Commemorations, War Graves and Nominal Rolls see Factsheets