Australian WWII Veterans observe the commemorative ceremony at Phaleron Commonwealth War Cemetery

While you may no longer serve in the Australian Army there are a number of support and ex-service organisations that can provide services and assistance to you and your family.

Some of the support and ex-service organisations that are available are listed below:

Department of Veterans' Affairs

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) mission is to support those who serve or have served in the defence of our nation and commemorate their service and sacrifice. Read more about the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Returned and Services League of Australia

The Returned and Services League of Australia’s mission is to ensure that programs are in place for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-service Defence Force members and their dependants; and promote Government and community awareness of the need for a secure, stable and progressive Australia. Read more about the Returned and Services League of Australia.

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger. VVCS also provides relationship and family counselling to address issues that can arise due to the unique nature of the military lifestyle. VVCS counsellors have an understanding of military culture and can work with clients to find effective solutions for improved mental health and wellbeing.

Veterans associations and unit assocations

These links are provided as a service to Veterans. The Department of Defence accepts no liability for the content on the sites, nor do they necessarily represent departmental policy or opinion.

The Australian Peacekeeper & Peacemaker Veteran’s Association

The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Inc

Australian Commando Association Victoria Inc

23 Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery Association

3rd Cavalry Regiment (Vietnam) Association, Inc

5 RAR Association

5/7 RAR Association

7 RAR Association

8 RAR Association

Australian Air Defence Association

The Australian Army Aviation Association Inc

Australian Army Band Corps Association

Australian Intelligence Corps Association

Australian Light Horse Association

Officer Cadet School Portsea Alumni

RAAOC Association

RAEME Association

The Royal Australian Regiment Association

The Royal Australian Signals Association

Royal Victoria Regiment Association

The South Australia Mounted Rifles Association

WA RAAMC Olds & Bolds Association

WAUR Association

Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps 1951-1985

11 Field Ambulance Association

5 Field Ambulance Association

8 Field Ambulance Association

RAAMC Association

Officer Training Unit Association for the Alumni of Scheyville 1965 to 1973

131 Locators Association