Aussie Surf Life Savers In the great land down under, there are many colorful snapshots of the Australian people at work and play in a free and easy way of life. Shearers, drovers, swagmen, footy, cricket, Melbourne Cups and the ever alert bronze surf life savers are very much part of that scene. Who among […]

Explore the combat actions of the 1st Australian Task Force here We hope you find this website to be informative and useful. This website is the product of over twenty years of research. It provides unprecedented access to information on nearly all 1 ATF ground combat actions Australians fought in during the Vietnam War, numbering over 4,500. […]

Do you believe you may have developed PTSD during or after your military service? If so, consider participating in a new treatment trial – the RESTORE trial (i.e., Rapid Exposure Supporting Trauma Recovery). This trial will be conducted from four sites: Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) offices in Brisbane and Sydney, the ADF […]

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the establishment of a panel of community-based providers to help treat members of the veteran community experiencing alcohol and other drug (AOD) use disorders. READ MORE

20 th December 2016 Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today released the Australian Government’s response to the Vietnam Veterans’ Family Study. The Vietnam Veterans’ Family Study compared the physical, mental and social wellbeing of two groups of Australian veterans: 10,000 randomly selected Army Vietnam veterans and their families with 10,000 randomly selected Defence personnel […]

Veterans can be assured that access to crucial support services will continue to be available throughout the Christmas and New Year period, Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Simon Lewis said today. Mr Lewis said that providing continued access to support services was very important during the festive season, especially as many of […]

That time of the year is arriving with its powerful message of love, giving and seeking peace. It is difficult to believe there are those who would ridicule such intent.   A Letter to Friends That time of the year is arriving with its powerful message of love, giving and seeking peace. It is difficult […]

Hot weather can take a serious toll on our health. Heat-related illnesses range from mild conditions such as heat rash or cramps, through to heat stroke, which can be fatal. The effects of heat stress cascade, it’s important to know what the early signs look like. READ MORE

This is a monthly e Newsletter from the AWM and a valuable source of information of events at the AWM Articles include: The longest war The longest war, an exhibition of a series of portraits depicting the impact of war on the family of Australian servicemen and servicewomen, is now on display at the Memorial. […]

Health  Minister Ley and DVA Minister Tehan will hold a roundtable discussion on suicide with representatives from defence and ESOs, health service providers and community groups in Townsville on Wednesday. Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan will visit Townsville later this week to […]

With the support of our agriculture industry, Agri Labour Australia is helping ex-Defence personnel transition back to civilian life via gainful employment on the land. You may have seen the Agri Veterans Facebook page and wondered what it’s all about. Launched in late 2015, this new initiative from Agri Labour Australia assists our brave ex-Defence […]

The most comprehensive picture of the incidence of suicide among defence personnel will be released on Wednesday, but mental health advocates are already calling for funding for better research. By Jackson Gothe-Snape 29 NOV 2016 The first-ever comprehensive statistics on the incidence of suicide among former defence force personnel will be published this week, following […]