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Veterans associations

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Veterans associations provide support and assistance to current and ex-serving Army veterans and their families.

The Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans' Association provides a comprehensive service to current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force in all aspects of military compensation.

The Returned and Services League (RSL) aims to serve the interests of its members, veterans, the ex-service community and members of the Australian Defence Force. The RSL can provide a wide range of support resources to RSL members and their families.

Young Diggers provides services like compensation, welfare, military to civilian transition and family advice for all serving and ex-serving personnel of the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces.

The Returned and Services League of Australia, the RSL and Services Clubs Association and the Department of Defence have joined forces to establish Operation CARE. The scheme provides up to one weeks 'Rest and recuperation' at sites throughout the country for selected Defence personnel and their immediate family, where the Defence member has been repatriated to Australia as a consequence of wounds received in combat operations.

Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicement and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. The organisation support and services now extend to include the dependents of members of today's Australian Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of their military service.

Last updated
7 December 2016
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