Carry On (Victoria) in an Ex-Service charity which has been providing support to Veterans and their families for over 85 years. Carry On (Victoria) supports Ex-Servicemen and Women, and their families, across all divisions of the Australian Defence Force veteran community. We provide support for the veterans themselves, as well as for their partners, children, and grandchildren. This multi-generational approach acknowledges the lasting impact of experiences had during service, not only on the individual but also on their closest companions and family members.
Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. We currently care for around 70,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia.
NJF Veterans Exercise Program has an established practice in our region, with a team of Accredited Exercise Physiologists that provide bulk-billed services for all ex-servicemen, women, their partners and care takers.
Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) is Australia’s leading provider of high quality mental health assessment and clinical counselling services for Australian veterans and their families.
We are focused on meeting client needs through a combination of proven clinical practices and new and emerging evidence-based approaches.
The Vietnam War was a difficult chapter in Australia's history. For those who served, the experience forged strong bonds and a commitment to look out for each other. This deep sense of mateship led Vietnam veterans to lobby for a specialised counselling and support service for veterans and their families.
The result was the Vietnam Veterans’ Counselling Service (VVCS). VVCS was established by the Australian Government in 1982.
Since then, access to VVCS has been extended to veterans of all conflicts, their families, and other members of the ADF and ex-service community. In 2007 the service was renamed VVCS – Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service.
Eligibility has further expanded and, in 2018, VVCS became Open Arms.
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
Trans-Civ (Transition to Civilian) assists former Defence Force personnel to transition into the public workforce. The business was formed by three ex-Defence people who understood the challenges faced in both the method and marketing of someone with a Defence background to anyone outside Defence circles.
Vasey RSL Care offers Home Care, Independent Living and Residential Aged Care, with a strong tradition of supporting veterans and war widows.
Vasey RSL Care is a not-for-profit organisation guided by our two major stakeholders, the War Widows Guild Australia (Vic) and the RSL Victoria.
We are proud of the care we provide and the support we offer. Our residents and consumers are why we are here: we strive to enable them to live their best possible life, confident in the trust they place in us.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs has developed the Veterans' Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans' MATES) project with the aim of improving the use of medicines and related health services in the veteran community.