A number of valuable resources are available to Veterans and their families across a range of government, volunteer and support organisations. Some are listed below for your information and reference.
The Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.
Anzac Day: Community Activity Packs
This is a hugely challenging time for everyone in the community so we are working on ways to support Canberrans to continue to recognise, celebrate and commemorate significant dates while social distancing.
We have developed resource packs to support Canberrans to participate in Anzac Day. A limited number of physical resource packs are being provided for households in the community, particularly vulnerable households, to recognise ANZAC day and take part in broader community efforts for the day. All Canberrans
are encouraged to access the resource pack linked below. The Anzac Day Resource Packs include:
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs delivers government programs for war veterans, members of the Australian Defence Force, members of the Australian Federal Police and their dependants.
Engage is an online portal where users can search for free services and support designed to benefit current and former ADF members; their families, and/or those involved in their support. Engage simplifies the process of accessing support by providing information on not-for-profit services available from a range of service providers.
Open Arms - Veteran and Family Counselling (formerly (VVCS)
Open Arms - Veteran and Family Counselling (formerly VVCS) is a national mental health service that provides 24-hour free and confidential counselling, group programs and suicide prevention training for current and ex-serving ADF members, and their family. To get support or to find out more, call 1800 011 046 or visit http://www.openarms.gov.au/
Veterans Advisory Council | Facebook
The Veterans’ Advisory Council (VAC) comprises community members with a material interest in issues affecting the veterans’ community in the Australian Capital Territory and provides advice to the ACT Government about matter relating to the veterans’ community.
ACT Government Veterans Employment
The ACT Government launched its Veterans’ Employment Strategy in September 2017. The Government supports the transition of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel into civilian life and recognises that their skills and experience are a valuable asset to the ACT community. The Government’s vision is to make the ACT Public Service (ACTPS) a leader in the recruitment and retention of veterans.