Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
The Director of the Office of Australian War Graves is a statutory office holder. The Office of Australian War Graves acts as an agent of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) to maintain war cemeteries and memorials and individual war graves (in Australia and the region) for members of the Commonwealth forces, who died during the First and Second World Wars, commemorates eligible veterans who died post-war and whose deaths were caused by their war service and builds and maintains official Australian memorials overseas.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    War Graves Act 1980

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but disclosed in parent's financial statements

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    1 July 1975

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Yes Mr. Paul Northard AM CSC 11 January 2019 10 January 2022
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