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: 1. 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 2. commemorates eligible veterans who died post-war and whose deaths were caused by their war service and 3. build and maintain 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 noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    1 July 1975

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 9998 Brisbane QLD 4001

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Director Mr. Paul Nothard AM CSC CSM 11 January 2019 10 January 2022
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