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Veterans SA was established in April 2008 to provide support to the Minister for Veterans Affairs and to provide South Australia's Veteran community with a central contact point for information about the state government's services to veterans. There are approximately 27,000 veterans residing in South Australia.Including partners, families and carers, this number represents a broader community of approximately 85,000 South Australians Read more…
As well as veterans, their partners, families and carers, the Veterans SA community also encompasses:
- ex-service organisations
- Australian Defence Force personnel
- war widows and widowers
- students, teachers and historians.
Services provided by Veterans SA
Veterans SA works to support the special needs of South Australia's veteran community resulting from the unique nature of military service. Read more…
In Summary Veterans SA:
- coordinates and provides secretariat services to the Veterans Advisory Council
- administers the Anzac Day Commemoration Fund including provision of executive secretariat services to the Anzac Day Commemoration Council
- promotes the well-being of all members of the veteran community in South Australia)
- encourages co-operation across all ex-service organisations in South Australia
- provides a forum for the veteran community to communicate directly to the highest levels of state government through the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (the minister)
- monitors and provides advice about matters relating to recognition and commemoration of the service of South Australian veterans.
Veterans SA also promotes Australia's wartime history and the significance of national events such as the Anzac Centenary, Anzac Day, Rememberance Day and Vietnam Veterans Day, to name a few.
The Veterans Advisory Council (VAC)
The VAC was established in April 2008 to promote the wellbeing of veterans and provide advice to the state government about matters concerning the veteran community.
The VAC is chaired by former Governor Sir Eric Neal AC, CVO and comprises 16 members of the veteran community. Read more…
Membership is finely balanced by experience, gender, service, rank, corps and conflict to create a body truly representative of the veteran community in South Australia.
You can find out more about current VAC members here
Veterans Commemorative Calendar
Veterans SA produces an annual Commemorative Calendar highlighting significant dates for commemoration. You can view or download a copy of the 2015 calendar via the link below :
Veterans SA publishes a regular monthly electronic newsletter including a monthly update from the Minister for Veterans Affairs. Past copies of Veterans e-newsletters can be viewed via the link below:
Anzac Day Commemoration Fund and Council
Veterans SA has responsibility for administering the Anzac Day Commemoration Act 2005 which came into operation on 15 March 2007 and has recently been incorporated within DTF.
The Act establishes both the Anzac Day Commemoration Council and the Anzac Day Commemoration Fund. In addition, the Act limits public sporting and entertainment events on Anzac Day.
You can find out more about the Act, the Fund and the Council via the link below.
Anzac Centenary Coordination Unit (ACCU)
Veterans SA established the ACCU in February 2015 at the recommendation of the Veterans Advisory Council.
The unit is responsible for coordinating and supporting the Anzac Centenary Program of commemorative events and activities being undertaken in South Australia through to 2018.
To find out more about Anzac Centenary activities, including how you or your organisation can be supported or get involved, visit the dedicated Anzac Centenary website for South Australian’s via the link below:
You will find hundreds of stories, details of community events, historical timelines and competitions designed to foster engagement with the Anzac Centenary by South Australians including an invitation to add your reflections and Anzac stories to the site to form part of the Anzac Centenary Time Capsule Project
To stay abreast of events and activities you can subscribe to the Anzac Centenary SA e-newsletters distributed on a weekly basis, including a weekly Think Piece and Upcoming Events notice. You will also find details of the Anzac Centenary South Australia Social Media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,Youtube and LinkedIn.
For further information, please contact Veterans SA via email or phone:
P: (08) 8226 8552 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Please direct correspondence to:
GPO Box 1045, Adelaide SA 5001
Send a web enquiry
+61 8 8226 9500