Original Purpose/Intent

To provide special recognition of the hardships endured by all Australian service personnel who were held prisoner of war (POW) and civilians who were interned by Japan during World War II.


Legislative Authority

Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
Part VIB



The same as the eligibility for the ex-gratia payments made to ex-POWs and civilian internees of Japan, ex-POWs in Europe, and prisoners of North Korea during the Korean War.


Date of Introduction

20 September 2011