Organisation Advisory War Council (1940 - 1945)

28 October 1940
30 August 1945
Alternative Names
  • AWC


The Advisory War Council (AWC) was established in 1940. Made up of representatives from all major political parties, the AWC was intended to strengthen Australia's war effort. Robert Menzies was sworn in as a member of the AWC on 29 October 1940 and resigned (with fellow-member Billy Hughes) in 1944. The council was disbanded in 1945.


'Advisory War Council.' In The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, edited by Peter Dennis, Jeffrey Grey, Ewan Morris, Robin Prior and Jean Bou. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Accessed 3 September 2013.