Office Of Australian War Graves Information Brochure
The Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG) is part of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. It has three distinct roles:
to maintain war cemeteries and individual war graves within Australia and the region, as agents of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission;
to officially commemorate eligible veterans who have died post-war and whose deaths are accepted as being caused by war service;
to provide and maintain national memorials overseas...
Official commemoration of eligible Veterans
The authority for the post-war commemoration of veterans whose deaths are accepted as due to war related causes is a War Cabinet Decision of 10 March 1922. Successive governments have reaffirmed their commitment to official commemoration...