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Veteran Sport Australia

Supporting veteran health and wellbeing through sport.

Welcome to Veteran Sport Australia

Sport is a rewarding part of life for many Australians, but for our veterans it can be much more.

Whether overcoming trauma or disability, wanting to be healthy and connect with others, or looking to excel in elite competition; sport gives veterans of all ages and abilities the chance to improve their health and quality of life, make new friends and test themselves against the best.

Veteran Sport Australia connects veterans and their families with individual and team sport, one-off competitive events, camps and Games, like Invictus Games. It provides pathways to coaching and mentoring training, and access to financial assistance for those who cannot afford to participate.

We encourage all veterans and their families to join us in getting active and improving their lives through sport today.

Damien Thomlinson talks about why sport is important to him.

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Get Active

Competitive sport or social fun, find a sporting event to challenge you and meet a bunch of like-minded people.

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Get Assistance

Veterans who need financial assistance to get involved can contact RSL DefenceCare for help.

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RSL DefenceCare

RSL DefenceCare is a charity and not-for-profit organisation helping Australian veterans and their families in times of injury, illness or crisis.

RSL DefenceCare provides vital support services for veterans and their families, such as:

  • assistance with DVA claims
  • advocacy for veterans appealing a decision from DVA
  • financial assistance, counselling, community support and referrals

All services are free of charge and are available to any current and ex-serving member of the ADF and their close family members.

Phone: (02) 8088 0388

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