Who erects and pays for the headstones?

Volunteers of The Headstone Project erect them, usually helped by people in the local community.   Tasmania has benefitted from labour provided by Work For The Dole participants.  The cost is about $600 per soldier — much less than it would be without the support of our in-kind sponsors.  Since 2018 we have received funding from state and local governments for projects in Tasmania and South Australia. This has made a huge difference to our capacities. Also in 2019, the Federal Department of Veterans’ Affairs started a two-year pilot project offering up to $450 to pay for bronze plaques.