Sent: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 3:02 PM


The Victorian Veterans Council is conducting an important state-wide review of the veteran community and is seeking the participation of veterans and organisations across the state.

Retired Rear Admiral, John Lord, AM, Chair of the Council, said that by contributing to this review, veterans will be able to shape advice on what can be done to further ensure veterans’ needs are addressed.

“The last review was in 2008 and it is now time to refresh our understanding of the needs, issues and opportunities for Victoria’s veterans, their dependants and the organisations that support them.

The 2008 Review resulted in the Victorian Government committing $1.35 million toward the construction of crisis accommodation for veterans in need, currently being built in Richmond, Melbourne.

You are invited to have your say by attending a consultation session

• Melbourne: Monday 3 August,
10am to 12pm for organisations, 12pm to 1pm for individuals,
Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne

• Frankston: Tuesday 11 August,
9am to 10am for organisations, 10am to 11am for individuals,
Frankston North Community Centre, 26 Mahogany Avenue, Frankston

• Mildura: Tuesday 4 August,
1pm to 2pm for organisations, 2pm to 3pm for individuals,
Mildura Rural City Council Offices, 180-190 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

• Geelong: Wednesday 5 August,
10am to 11am for organisations, 11am to 12pm for individuals,
Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West

• Ballarat : Wednesday 5 August,
2.30p to 3.30pm for organisations, 3.30pm to 4.30pm for individuals
Art Gallery Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat

• Wodonga: Friday 7 August,
10am to 11am for organisations, 11am to 12pm for individuals,
Hume Veterans Information Centre, 138 Melbourne Road, Wodonga

• Sale: Tuesday 11 August,
2pm to 3pm for organisations, 3pm to 4pm for individuals,
Gippsland Regional Sports Complex, 116 Cobains Road, Sale.

The first part is for ex-service organisation representatives to advise on what they see as current and emerging issues for our community, with the second part open for all veterans and those who care about them to have their say.

You can also participate in a public online survey, or make a formal submission to the Review at until 14 August.

For further information relating to the review or these consultations, please email

(See attached file: Victorian Veterans encouraged to have a say - Victorian Veterans Council - Media Release.pdf)(See attached file: Flyer - Victorian Veterans Community Review.PDF)