Defence and international
The Australian Civil-Military Centre aims to improve Australia’s effectiveness in civil-military collaboration for conflict and disaster management overseas.
Border Protection Command provides security for Australia's offshore maritime areas. Combining the resources and expertise of Customs and Defence, and working with officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, and other Federal agencies, Border Protection Command delivers a coordinated national approach to offshore maritime security.
As one of Australia's largest land and property owners, the Department of Defence is entrusted with managing large tracts of land, water, cultural, and heritage sites on behalf of the Australia community. Defence is adopting ecologically sustainable development principles, and is striving to make them an everyday part of its business.
The Defence Honours & Awards site contains information about Defence medals and awards. It gives contact details for honours and awards queries and application submissions for military and civilian awards and medals.
The Australian Government Department of Defence aims to promote the security of Australia, and to protect its people and its national interests.
Department of Defence contacts page with information and contacts details for Defence organisations and topics. Includes Army, Navy and Air Force bases; events; careers; history; medals, honours and awards; locating lost friends in the services and service records.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for the Australian Government's international relations, trade and development assistance programs through its headquarters in Canberra and Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates throughout the world.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) can certify that a signature, stamp or seal on a document is genuine. Either an Authentication stamp or Apostille is then stamped on the document, depending on which country is being dealt with.
Australians are encouraged to send goodwill messages of a general nature to Australian Defence Force soldiers, sailors, airmen and women who are on operation around the world. The Department of Defence has set up a 24-hour email and free call fax service (1800 643 938) for messages.
The Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG): acts as the agent of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) in the Australian region; commemorates Australian war dead for conflicts other than the world wars; commemorates veterans who die post-war of causes related to the conflict; and establishes and maintains official Australian memorials overseas.
All Australians travelling overseas should register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) before travel. Your registration information will help find you in an emergency.
Smartraveller is the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular information service. Smartraveller provides travel advisories by country and general advice for Australian travellers, including information on travel health, travel insurance, travel tips, getting help overseas and children's issues.