Current projects and announcements

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In addition to the inspection, care and maintenance activities undertaken by the Office of Australian War Graves, is work on specific projects. Works can vary, but will most often involve refurbishment, repairs or from time to time construction.

The OAWG recognises that War Cemeteries and Garden of Remembrance sites are special places for many families and apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of works being undertaken.

Current works

Evans Heads War Cemetery, New South Wales

The Evans Heads War Cemetery in New South Wales, will be undergoing necessary refurbishment works commencing 3 May 2021.

Works are expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

The cemetery will remain open, however in the interests of public safety, access to parts of the War Cemetery may be restricted whilst works are being carried out. Signage will be in place to guide visitors. The Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG) will endeavour to minimise the impact that these necessary works have on visitors to the site.

OAWG recognises that the cemetery is a special place for many families and apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary precautions.

OAWG is working to ensure that images of all commemorative headstones within the cemetery are available online at https://www.dva.gov.au/commemoration.

Further information can be obtained by emailing wargraves [at] dva.gov.au or calling 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372)

Last updated: 21 September 2021

The Geraldton War Cemetery, Western Australia

Temporary fencing has been erected at the Geraldton War Cemetery in Western Australia.

The cemetery will remain open, however in the interests of public safety, access to parts of the cemetery will be restricted while the OAWG works to rectify damage caused by recent rain.

OAWG recognises that the cemetery is a special place for many families and apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary precautions.

Information about the Geraldton War Cemetery, including the names of those commemorated within it are available online at the Commonwealth War Graves website.

Further information can be obtained by emailing wargraves [at] dva.gov.au or calling 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372)

Last updated: 5 May 2021

Hobart Garden of Remembrance, Tasmania

A recent site assessment at the Hobart Garden of Remembrance has identified the need for significant structural remediation to the walls and grounds within the Garden. In the interest of public safety, parts of the Garden have been fenced, pending further investigation.

The Hobart War Cemetery will remain open. Signage is in place to guide visitors.

The Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG) is working to ensure that images of all commemorative plaques within the Garden are available on the Recognition page.

Last updated 2 March 2021

Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park, New South Wales

The Office of Australian War Graves has been supporting the Liverpool City Council with the refurbishment and interpretation of the Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park. Works are expected to be completed by mid-2021.

Last updated 2 March 2021

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