The Australian Government commemorates and remembers the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service men and women. This is why the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) honours all those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations by:

  • providing solemn and dignified commemorative services
  • creating and sharing historical and educational resources and information
  • delivering other community-facing products, including the Saluting Their Service grants program

We also represent the Australian Government as a member of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). We do this by:

  • providing and maintaining official commemorations in war cemeteries, war plots and Gardens of Remembrance in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
  • maintaining existing national memorials overseas and constructing new overseas memorials as determined by Government

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Get in touch

If you have any questions or comments you can get in touch with us at

You can also reach us at this postal address:
Community Engagement Section
Department of Veterans' Affairs
GPO Box 9998
Brisbane Qld 4001

Last updated: 25 August 2021

Cite this page

DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2021), Commemoration, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 23 October 2021,
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