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Resources

Veterans and Veterans Family Counseling Service (VVCS)

VVCS provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

The Department supports those who serve or have served in defence of our nation and commemorate their service and sacrifice.

The Australian Families of Military Research Foundation (AFOM)

Is a Foundation set up by current and past serving Australian Military Personnel and their Families. We aim to provide funds for research that are not encumbered by political and/or Departmental outcomes.

The Australian Defence Force Assistance Trust

Provides financial support, medical assistance and educational opportunities for service personnel and their families whose lives have been adversely affected by military service.

Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT)

Is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women to a better future through higher education.

Defence Families of Australia (DFA)

Defence Families of Australia (DFA) is the official body appointed by government to represent the views of Defence Families. Its aim is to inform government and Defence on the needs of the family

Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO)

The Alliance represents a significant number of members of Australia’s Defence Family on national advocacy and representative matters to the Australian Parliament and all political parties. Its aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million people.

Veterans Off The Streets Australia

To assist homeless Veterans and ex-service personnel in finding crisis, temporary and permanent accommodation. To actively find and assist Veteran and ex-service personnel families who are looking for accommodation related assistance and provide a concierge service for related areas to at risk personnel and their families.

Veterans 360 Australia

Are an assertive outreach organisation. This means we actively go looking for veterans all around Australia who are sleeping rough or otherwise experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to reach out to and connect with these veterans in person and as soon as possible after identifying their need.

Legacy

Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life.

Bravery Trust

Bravery Trust provides urgently needed financial support to our veterans and their families, who are suffering as a result of their service. The physical and mental impact of service can be overwhelming for our brave families. Help give them the support they deserve.

Defence Care

Defence Care helps service men and women throughout their lives whenever they are doing it tough and need a helping hand.

Commando Trust

The Commando Welfare Trust has been created to support both initial emergency funding and then long term financial requirements of families in times of hardship where existing funding or grants or entitlements no longer provide support.

Iv'e got you (IGY)

genuinely believe that with your support, we can alter the perception of mental health throughout Australia and maybe even worldwide.

Currently I feel individuals diagnosed with PTSD, Bi-Polar, Depression, Anxiety and other mental health issues continue to receive unfair negative reactions and judgement throughout society.


In and out fitness

Our mission is to provide the highest quality, innovative programs and opportunities to current and former service personnel and their families in order to overcome psychological, physical, and military-to-civilian transitioning adversities that occur “in and out” of the Defence community.


Women Veterans Network Australia – WVNA

WVNA is a network helping women veterans connect with each other to share information and access services. WVNA aim to provide a cohesive and engaging environment for Australian women veterans to network effectively on social media and in local groups. WVN groups are inclusive of all ranks who are currently serving or have served in the Navy, Army or Air Force, either in a full time or Reserve capacity, regardless of whether they have been deployed or not. WVNA support all organisations who help veterans and intend to work together to establish peer support networks focused on the specific health and wellbeing needs of women veterans to ease transition, isolation and assist with readjustment problems.