Australia’s Federation Guard was established in 2000 to provide the Australian Government and Australian Defence Force with a permanent ceremonial capability.
AFG provides a Tri-Service ceremonial capability in order to promote the standards, values, traditions and ethos of the Australian Defence Force and Australia.
AFG has a significant role in marking national days of significance such as Australia Day, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day, including conducting ceremonial services in Turkey, France, Belgium and East Timor just to name a few.
AFG conducts a Catafalque Party at the Australian War Memorial (AWM). Over time this event has grown in significance and is now an integral component of the AWM closing ceremony. On the first and third Wednesday of every month the ceremony is streamed live over the internet with past performances saved on the AWM web site
Within Australia’s Federation Guard is a smaller group who form the Precision Drill Team (PDT). The PDT travels regularly, performing at sporting events and other significant events national and internationally (LINK TO PDT VIDEO).