The APPVA has a small number of employees as well as numerous volunteers who work to assist individual veterans in the provision of advocacy, compensation, pensions and welfare matters at the National, State and Territory levels. At the National level, the APPVA also lobbies the Federal Government, DVA and other organisations in order to improve the welfare of Veteran's represented by the APPVA. The APPVA committee structure is as follows:

APPVA National Executive Committee. The APPVA National Executive Committee convenes with Branch Presidents and State Points of Contact on a quarterly and annual basis to work on strategic planning objectives, resolution of a range of veteran issues, Action Plan items, matters of National importance to the APPVA, and election of office bearers.

In addition to the above, the National Executive Committee meets monthly in order to administer the day-to-day business of the APPVA, and to action business plans and any outstanding items from General Meetings. Specifically, the National Executive Committee is divided into the following groups:

National Executive: National President, National Vice President, National Treasurer and National Secretary; and

National Committee: Appointed committee members such as the National Police Liaison Officer, National Membership Secretary, National Editor and Marketing Officer, National Merchandise Officer and Assistants to the National Secretary and the National Treasurer.