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...