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27 Sep 2019 Royal Navy detonates huge historic bomb
Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a 987kg German World War Two bomb found in the wreck of a 17th century warship near Southend Pier in Essex.  Civilian divers with Historic England discovered the historic device during an archeological dive on the 350-year-old protected shipwreck of 'London' which lies in two parts near the pier.  More.....
27 Sep 2019 Assistance dogs to support veterans with PTSD
Military veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be able to access specially trained assistance dogs under a new program announced today by Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester.  Mr Chester said two suppliers of assistance dogs had been contracted to work with the veteran community following overwhelming feedback from ex-service organisations.  More.....
27 Sep 2019 HMAS Melbourne final return
27 Sep 2019
NVN's September edition of "BROADSIDE" is now available to download.....
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26 Sep 2019 DST to demonstrate cavitation breakthroughs at Pacific 2019
DST will be showcasing its support in the cavitation and correlation space for the Australian Defence Force’s maritime activities at the Pacific 2019 international maritime exposition.  One of DST’s key activities supporting RAN mission survivability, and which will be highlighted at Pacific 2019, is the organisation’s research in the area of hydrodynamics.  More.....
26 Sep 2019 Australia needs a national shipbuilding authority
The latest salvo in the national debate about how best to spread the risks and benefits of the $300-billion naval shipbuilding plan is whether full-cycle docking of the Collins-class submarines should move from South Australia to Western Australia.  It’s an important decision.  More.....
26 Sep 2019 Asia beckons for Naval Task Group
The Royal Australian Navy has begun its largest deployment of the year with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North and South East Asia.  Departing today from Sydney, the lead element of a nine ship Task Group will participate in bilateral and multi-national activities over the next four months.  More.....
26 Sep 2019 Australia and Indonesia complete maritime security exercise
The Royal Australian Navy and Indonesian Armed Forces have completed a six-day naval training exercise to combat illegal maritime activities.  The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Maryborough was joined by Indonesian Patrol Boats KRI Tongkol and KRI Langyang for Exercise Cassowary off the coast of Kupang, Indonesia.  More.....
25 Sep 2019 The Merchant Navy War Memorial Fund (MNWMF) National Fund-Raising Appeal
The MNWMF is seeking donations for construction of new works to the Merchant Navy War Memorial, Kings Park Canberra that will see the installation of the names of Australian Merchant Mariners that sacrificed their lives for their country in WWI (184) & WWII (678).  Download flyer.....
25 Sep 2019 VetRok 2019 - Two Day Music Event
VetRok 2019 will be held on the 7th and 8th of December at Lardner Park, Warragul, Victoria.  This year, we have expanded the event to cover a full weekend of music and entertainment from some of the best bands, performers and artists in Australia.  We will also have stalls, merchandise, food and drinks, a licenced bar, a bike show and other activities for you and the family to enjoy.  Download flyer.....
25 Sep 2019 Government seeks input into mental health and wellbeing strategy and national action plan
Veterans, their families, and the broader ex-service community are being asked to help shape the Veteran Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and National Action Plan as public consultation opens today.  Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester is encouraging those in the community to have their say and provide their ideas on how the Government can improve veterans’ mental health and wellbeing.  More.....
25 Sep 2019

Navy League of Australia(Vic-Tas Div)
September newsletter is now available to download..... 
24 Sep 2019 First aircraft lands on HMS Prince of Wales during trials
The Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has welcomed the first aircraft on its flight deck as it embarks on its maiden trials off the Scottish coast.  Less than 24 hours after the ship sailed into open waters for the first time, a Merlin helicopter was guided safely into land on the expansive deck.  More.....
24 Sep 2019 The five-domains update
Sea state

Iran says it will hold joint naval drills with Russian and Chinese forces ‘in the near future’.  According to General Ghadir Nezami Pour, the exercises will be held in international waters in the Sea of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean and include ‘the exchange of tactical and military experiences’.  The announcement came soon after the US said it would send additional troops and missile defence capabilities to the Middle East.  More.....
23 Sep 2019 INTERFET 20th anniversary commemorations
More than 150 Australian veterans have returned to Dili for the 20th anniversary of the International Forces East Timor mission.  Veterans who put “boots on the ground” between 1999 and 2000 in Timor-Leste participated in a commemorative ceremony at the Palacio do Governo, which was followed by an Official Parade of Remembrance to the Dili Convention Centre.  More.....
20 Sep 2019 East Coast calling as potential for sub basing comes to the surface
As a Two Ocean Navy, there is a growing recognition that Australia’s future submarine fleet will need to have a permanent presence on the East Coast, with growing debate developing around the location and basing infrastructure needed to support the next-generation submarine fleet.   More.....
20 Sep 2019 Veteran pensions set to increase
Veteran pension payments will increase in September in line with the biannual indexation process.  Pension recipients including veterans, their partners, war widows and widowers across Australia will see the increase from 20 September 2019.  Due to the calculation of pension rates on a daily basis, the first pension paid after the indexation on payday 26 September 2019 will comprise a component of both the old and new rates.  More.....
20 Sep 2019 Partner Service Pensions — eligibility changes for former partners from 20 September 2019
DVA recognises that partners provide invaluable care and support for veterans and their families.  Unfortunately, there are times when these important relationships break down.  Recent changes to Partner Service Pension (PSP) eligibility support partners of veterans who find themselves at the end of their relationships.  More.....
18 Sep 2019

Peninsula Ship Society
- September edition of the "Sea Chest" is now available to download.....
18 Sep 2019 AE1: never forgotten
While conducting survey operations off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the crew of HMAS Melville took time to commemorate the first Australian casualties of WWI and the loss of the Australian submarine AE1.  September 11 marks the anniversary of the capture of the German wireless station in Bita Pika, Papua New Guinea, in 1914.  The action involved the Australian naval task group, which included HMA Ships Australia (I) and Sydney (I), and the submarines AE1 and AE2.  More.....
18 Sep 2019 Defence expands research to keep troops fighting fit
Eight Australian universities will conduct additional research into human performance aimed at enhancing warfighter capability.  The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, today announced that research studies will be carried out through the Human Performance Research network (HPRnet), managed by Defence Science and Technology under the $730 million Next Generation Technologies Fund.  More.....
17 Sep 2019 More support to former partners of veterans
All recipients of the Partner Service Pension through the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) will now maintain access for at least 12 months after separating from their veteran partner, regardless of their marital status, under legislative changes passed through Parliament today.  Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said the Government continues to put veterans and their families first and is providing $6.2 million to support changes to the Partner Service Pension, which previously only allowed access to current partners, and married partners after they had separated from a veteran.  More.....
17 Sep 2019 Defending Australia and its Interests: Continuity and Change
One Day Seminar 18 October 2019
Can Australia defend itself? What national interests must we protect? As a sovereign nation, are we becoming more or less secure? What can we learn from our experience to now? How can we better think about the future?

Join an esteemed group of critical thinkers for a one-day Seminar to consider these questions of national importance.

The Seminar will begin with four noted speakers presenting papers that examine four eras in our national history. Each speaker will address five essential questions:

• What were Australia’s Interests? (real or perceived)

• What threatened those interests?

• What strategy did the Australian Government adopt to protect its interests?

• Was the strategy successful?

• What lessons can be identified?

The eras that each speaker will consider are:

· Dr Tom Rogers - pre-Federation to post-First World War.

· Professor David Horner - the Inter-War period to the Cold War.

· Professor Peter Edwards - the Cold War.

· Professor Peter Leahy - the post-Cold War era.

The four speakers will then be followed by a facilitated panel discussion that seeks to identify the factors that are relevant to our contemporary circumstances.

Joining the four speakers will be three prominent strategists: Honorary Professor Brendan Sargeant from the Australian National University, Captain Sean Andrews from the Sea Power Centre, and Jim Molan.

The Seminar is presented by Military History and Heritage Victoria Inc. (MHHV) in partnership with the Navy League of Australia VIC-TAS Division, Naval Commemoration Committee of Victoria (NCCV) and the Royal United Services Institute of Victoria (RUSIV).

The Seminar will be held at Anzac House, 4 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000.

The Seminar Programme is attached.

Tickets are only $25 and are available here:

Ticket pricing includes tea and coffee and gourmet sandwich lunch.
Download Flyer.....
17 Sep 2019 Hyroid gets $52M US Navy contract for MK 18 UUV program
Massachusetts-based Hydroid Inc has received a $52.3 million contract modification to increase the ceiling for production support for the MK 18 family of unmanned underwater vehicle systems.  The latest modification brings the cumulative value of this contract, if all options are exercised, to $100.1 million.  More.....
17 Sep 2019 MIDWAY Official Trailer (2019)
17 Sep 2019 Life on the Line - Podcast
Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Episode I - Korea
Episode II - Beginnings
Episode III - Vietnam
Episode IV - Collision
Episode V - Combat
Episode VI - Career
Episode VII - Reflections
Trailer - Life on the Sea
17 Sep 2019 Fijian Prime Minister visit To Garden Island
17 Sep 2019 Navy Surfers go from Ship to Shore
17 Sep 2019 105th anniversary of the loss of AE1
17 Sep 2019 Sydney goes to sea
The Navy’s latest and most exciting addition to the Fleet has set sail for the first time and is currently conducting Builder’s Sea Trials in South Australia.  This marks the first major step for NUSHIP Sydney and its crew in becoming a highly effective warfighting unit, capable of the full spectrum of naval operations.  More.....
16 Sep 2019 

Naval Historical Society of Australia (Victorian Chapter)
President's September Musings are now available to download.....
14 Sep 2019 HMAS Melbourne exercises Freedom of Entry one last time
The bonds between HMAS Melbourne (III) and her namesake city were reaffirmed today with the ship’s company exercising their Freedom of Entry for the final time before the ship decommissions later this year.  More than 180 officers and sailors marched from Southbank up Swanston Street past the iconic Flinders Street Station to Town Hall, answering a ceremonial challenge from Superintendent Peter O’Neill.  More.....
14 Sep 2019 Royal Navy Type 31 plan to follow Australia’s push for sustained naval shipbuilding and export capability
The British government has announced a major new naval shipbuilding program with the revelation of the Type 31 program kick-starting a period of sustained naval shipbuilding, providing parallels to Australia’s own $95 billion naval shipbuilding program.  Thousands of jobs in the British naval shipbuilding industry will be created over the next decade, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Thursday, as he pledges to bring shipbuilding back to the UK and strengthen the Royal Navy.  More.....
14 Sep 2019 Chief of Navy talks about Sea Power Conference 2019
13 Sep 2019 HMS Queen Elizabeth visits Canada on deployment’s first port call
The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 12 for the ship’s first port call to the city.  The 65,000-ton warship, the biggest ever built for the Royal Navy, will be joined in harbor by other ships from the UK carrier strike group who are on a deployment called Westlant 19.  More.....
12 Sep 2019 US submarine tender in Fremantle for drill with Australian submariners
US Navy submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived in Fremantle, Australia, on September 11 as part of the ship’s fall deployment.  This is the ship’s second port visit during its Indo-Pacific winter patrol, after it departed its homeport at Apra Harbor, Guam, Aug. 19.  The combined Navy and civilian mariner crew will spend the next several days conducting bilateral training with the Australian Submarine Force.  More.....
11 Sep 2019 Australia supports the recovery of Vietnamese war remains
As part of the ongoing cooperation between Australia and Vietnam, the Department of Defence has presented the Vietnamese Deputy Minister for Defence, Senior Lieutenant General Le Chiem with a digital database of Missing in Action data.  Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said Australia understands the importance of honouring those who have died in war.  More.....
11 Sep 2019 DSEI 2019: SubSea Craft Lifts Veil on VICTA-class Diver Delivery Unit
SubSea Craft has today revealed the full details of its VICTA Class Diver Delivery Unit (DDU) at DSEI 2019.  This revolutionary craft combines the speed, range and capacity of a Long-Range Insertion Craft (LRIC) with the stealth and versatility of a Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV).  Specifically designed around the operator, its 30 kt+ speed, 250 nm endurance and 2-minute transition between surface and sub-surface, enables delivery of 8 operators and their equipment to their objective ‘mission-ready’ before recovering them.  More.....
11 Sep 2019 Minister’s address renews focus on hardening Australia’s northern defences
Recognising the growing consensus among Australia’s strategic policy thinkers, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has used a speech in Canberra to reaffirm the government’s commitment to enhancing the capacity of northern Australia’s defence infrastructure.  Since the nation’s earliest days, Australia’s strategic and defence planning has been intrinsically defined and impacted by a number of different yet interconnected and increasingly complex factors, namely:  More.....
11 Sep 2019 Expanding the Royal Navy’s presence in the Indo-Pacific
As both Australian officials and their UK counterparts call for increased interoperability and a reinvigorated Royal Navy presence in the region is expected in coming years, Australia’s position straddling the Indian and Pacific Oceans provides both nations with opportunities to develop an integrated, multi-domain warfighting capability.  More.....
10 Sep 2019 WWII Navy Vet Awarded Medals 75 Years After Service
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer awarded a WWII Sailor two high-level combat decorations in recognition of his meritorious service as an aircrewman in the European theater, in a Sept. 10 Pentagon ceremony.  Bernard Bartusiak of Chicago, now 95, joined the Navy in May of 1941, at age 17.  He eventually served as an aviation machinist’s mate 1st class on the aircrew of a PB4Y Liberator in the European theater.  After the war, Bartusiak became a corporate accountant and married Dolores, his wife of 65 years.  More.....
10 Sep 2019 The five-domains update
Sea state

The Department of Defence is scoping ways to modernise its submarine shipyard in Adelaide so that the navy’s Collins-class submarines can continue to be serviced there.  This comes amid political and industrial tensions and concerns about a proposal to move full-cycle dockings for the class to Perth.  Defence officials are reportedly planning to visit the UK later this year to speak with British officials about how they redeveloped their shipyard in northern England.  More.....
09 Sep 2019 Hurricane Dorian disrupts Canada’s “largest naval exercise in decades”
International ships, submarines and aircraft taking part in the Canadian-hosted anti-submarine warfare exercise Cutlass Fury were forced to depart Halifax Harbour to evade Hurricane Dorian.  Ships sortied on September 6, shortly after arriving in Canada, while the hurricane hit the country’s east coast on Sunday.  More.....
09 Sep 2019 Synthetic training simulates real world experience
An important aspect of training to fight and win at sea is the ability for Navy units and personnel to develop skills and test process in a simulated environment without the restrictions of the real world.  For the second time this year, the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy have conducted a synthetic warfighting exercise, this one known as Exercise VIKING RAIDER 2019.  More.....
09 Sep 2019 The cyber threat to satellites
The Australian Defence Force has a heavy dependence on satellite communications for force coordination at long range.  Satellites such as those that make up the US GPS network are critical for weapons guidance and joint command and control and space-based intelligence.  Surveillance and reconnaissance is vital for understanding the battlespace, including adversary operations, and other satellite services such as meteorological support are essential for military operations.  More.....
09 Sep 2019 BAE completes next Anzac frigate upgrade
BAE Systems has successfully finalised the mast manufacture and installation of the mast for HMAS Anzac as part of the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade at its yard at Henderson, Western Australia, under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA).  More.....
07 Sep 2019 Deeming rate changes now benefiting Income Support recipients
On 14 July 2019, the Government announced reductions to deeming rates, with the changes backdated to 1 July 2019.

Deeming is the method the government uses to estimate income from financial assets. It can affect how recipients of income support payments, such as Age Pension and Service Pension, have their financial investments assessed for means testing purposes.

Lowering the deeming rates means that income support recipients with financial investments, whose payments are reduced by deeming, will be financially better off.

The new rates are:

Lower rate: 1.0% (previously 1.75%)
Higher rate: 3.0% (previously 3.25%)

The low rate is used for financial investments up to $51,800 for single pensioners, and $86,200 for pensioner couples. The higher rate is used for balances over these amounts.

DVA Factsheets listing deeming rates will be updated to reflect the new rates on 20 September 2019.

Many income support recipients affected by deeming have already had their payment amount reassessed, with the remaining reassessments to be completed by the end of September 2019.
07 Sep 2019 A century on: remembering the Australians who fought in the Russian Civil War
On 29 August 1919, Sergeant Samuel Pearse, an Australian veteran of Gallipoli and the Western Front, was killed in action fighting against Red Army forces in northwest Russia.  He fell during a British Army attack on a series of Bolshevik blockhouses near the remote railway village of Yemtsa, about 150 kilometres south of Archangelsk.  More.....
06 Sep 2019 The U.S. Navy just deployed its new ship-killer missile to China’s backyard
It can travel more than 100 nautical miles, passively detect an enemy through imaging stored in its computer brain, and can kill a target so precisely that an operator can tell it to aim for a specific point on the ship – the engine room or the bridge, for example. And it’s heading to China’s stomping grounds.  The littoral combat ship Gabrielle Giffords deployed Tuesday from San Diego packing the U.S. Navy’s new Naval Strike Missile, transforming the LCS from an under-gunned concept-ship gone awry to a legitimate threat to Chinese warships at significant ranges.  More.....
05 Sep 2019 UK readies berth for arrival of second aircraft carrier
The Royal Navy base HMNB Portsmouth will soon be ready to welcome the second of two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers as the work on the base’s second berth is in the final stages.  The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is working with its contractor Volker Stevin to deliver infrastructure worth £30-million to prepare for the arrival of HMS Prince of Wales.  More.....
05 Sep 2019 The government must create a single Australian submarine enterprise
The word on the street is that the government intends to make a decision by Christmas on whether to relocate full-cycle dockings of the Collins-class submarines from Osborne in South Australia to Henderson in Western Australia.  Full-cycle dockings are the two-year-long deep overhauls that ASC conducts to prepare the boats for their next 10 years of service.  They will also be the foundation of the life-of-type extension that’s intended to keep the Collins a relevant capability until its eventual retirement sometime in the 2040s.  More.....
05 Sep 2019 Funding for organisations to support our veteran community
Veterans and their families across Australia will be better supported thanks to more than $875,000 in community grants aimed at improving veteran health and wellbeing.  Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said 68 projects will receive funding under the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) and Men’s Health Peer Education (MHPE) programs.  More.....

The Guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne will visit her namesake city Melbourne on Friday 13 September for her final port visit before she is decommissioned next month.  he 138-metre-long warship will sail to Melbourne along Victoria’s southern coastline, which includes the iconic Great Ocean Road, before she sails up Port Phillip Bay and berth alongside Station Pier. She will remain in port for a five-day visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built.  More.....
04 Sep 2019 A year in the life of a Submariner
04 Sep 2019 U.S. Military families treated to a surprise trip to a galaxy far, far away
Five military members and their families explored a galaxy far, far away during an exclusive preview of Walt Disney World Resort’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, before its public opening this week.  Disney Hollywood Studios transformed 14 acres of land for guests to live their own Star Wars adventures.  The families enjoyed a feast of galactic food and drinks, shopped at intriguing merchant shops, and even piloted the most famous ship in the galaxy, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.  More.....
03 Sep 2019 Supporting fleet modernisation with an expanded network of ashore infrastructure
With the Royal Australian Navy receiving a range of new surface ships and submarines, the fleet’s ashore sustainment, overhaul and repair facilities are going to come under increasing pressure to accommodate larger, more complex and capable vessels during standard operations, let alone in the event of major conflict, raising serious questions about the nation’s capacity to maintain and support the fleet.  More.....
03 Sep 2019 RAN Clearance Divers join Exercise Hydracrab in Guam
Explosive experts from the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Teams One and Four have linked up with their counterparts from Canada, New Zealand and the United States for Exercise Hydracrab.  The Guam-based quadrilateral exercise brought together over a hundred Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel from four countries to practice operations together in an Indo-Pacific environment.  More.....
03 Sep 2019 The five-domains update
Sea state

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a new maritime security agreement with Timor-Leste, which includes a deal for Australia to fund a new wharf at the Hera naval base and provide two Guardian-class patrol boats to the country.  The announcement was made during a visit by Morrison to Dili, where he declared a ‘new chapter’ in relations between Australia and Timor-Leste.  The commitment bears similarities to the one in Papua New Guinea, where Australia and the US will help redevelop the Lombrum naval base on Manus Island.  More.....
03 Sep 2019 Commemorating Battle for Australia Day
Every year on the first Wednesday of September we commemorate the Battle for Australia and acknowledge the bravery of all those who served on the home front protecting our shores during the Second World War.  Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said Battle for Australia Day is an important reminder of a challenging time for the nation between 1942–45.  More.....
02 Sep 2019 80 years on from the Second World War Australia remembers
This Tuesday, it will be eighty years to the day Prime Minister Robert Menzies announced that Australia was at war.  Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester is encouraging all Australians, from those who lived through the war to those who are only just learning about it, to remember the nearly one million Australians who served during the Second World War.  More.....
02 Sep 2019 Launch of NUSHIP Stalwart at Ferrol Shipyard in Spain
02 Sep 2019 The role of our merchant mariners remembered
Australians have served on board merchant vessels for more than a century and tomorrow on Merchant Navy Day, we thank them for their service.  Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester is encouraging the nation to reflect on the important role merchant mariners have played, often in the face of danger and under challenging circumstances.  More.....
02 Sep 2019 Pearl Harbor sailor comes home, 78 years later
An Iowa sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 will finally be laid to rest in his home state.  The Des Moines Register reports that Navy Signalman 3rd Class William James Shanahan Jr. of Cedar Rapids was killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack that pushed the U.S. into World War II, but his remains went unidentified for 78 years.  More.....
01 Sep 2019 Australia conducts deployments to enforce sanctions on North Korea
Australia is deploying a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions against North Korea.  This deployment is a demonstration of our enduring commitment to regional security and stability on the Korean Peninsula.  More.....
01 Sep 2019 FlyBy
A periodical of the Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia.
September / October issue.....



Information of Interest

Request for Committal of Ashes to the Sea.  Download form.....

Current Repatriation Benefits for Gold Card Veterans -
As of 01 January 2018
This is a list of products that are available on a Doctor's prescription for Gold Card Repatriation Patients.  Download the list.....

DVA Mobile Apps

The new Operation Life mobile application is designed to help those at risk deal with suicidal thoughts and is recommended to be used with the support of a clinician.

The High Res (High Resilience) app helps you manage stress, build resilience and optimise performance on the go.

The PTSD Coach Australia app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma.

ON TRACK with the Right Mix mobile app from the Department of Veterans Affairs helps you to keep track of the number and types of drinks you consume; the amount of money it's costing you and lets you know about the impact the alcohol has on your wellbeing and fitness levels.

Guide to the assessment of rates of veterans’ pensions
Guide to the assessment of rates of veterans’ pensions (GARP) is used to assess the extent of incapacity from war caused or defence caused injury or disease for the purposes of determining the rate of pension.  Download.....

Planning ahead kit

Overview: Planning Ahead is a publication designed to help veterans and their families prepare for bereavement.  There is also a checklist that can be used to record the contact details of important people, businesses and organisations that may need to be notified in case of your death.  Download.....

DVA Concessions Fact Sheets
Factsheet CON01 - Concessions in NSW
Factsheet CON02 - Concessions in Vic
Factsheet CON03 - Concessions in QLD
Factsheet CON04 - Concessions in SA
Factsheet CON05 - Concessions in WA
Factsheet CON06 - Concessions in Tas
Factsheet CON07 - Concessions in NT
Factsheet CON08 - Concessions in ACT

War Service

Check your ship's eligibility for war service.....