Our Welfare Officer is Peter Day.
Please call 59 85 2595 to arrange an appointment for assistance and information.
For Pensions & Compensations Advocacy please call: 8792 4413
VETERAN CENTRAL is a place for Victorian veterans to interact with Ex-Service Organisations and get the support they need to maintain their wellbeing. Our 1300 MILVET (1300 645 838) number is staffed by Case Navigators who will work directly with you to find and link you to supports that are available. This might be within RSL programs, our Ex-Service Organisation community in Australia, or help navigating the DVA system or Commonwealth aged care system.
Who is eligible ? Any veteran or family member of a veteran is welcome to speak to us. RSL defines a veteran as anyone who has served within the Australian or an Allied Defence Force, including reservists. We know there are different eligibility criteria for different DVA and ESO services; we can help you navigate these. Operating Hours: Monday- Friday 9.00am–5.00pm..
OUTSIDE HOURS SUPPORT To access 24/7 emergency support please call Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling on 1800 011 046 for immediate, free and confidential support.
Other Useful links:-
Open Arms 1800 011 046 – https://www.openarms.gov.au/
Lifeline 13 11 14 – https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 – https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Department of Defence Mental Health All Hours Support Line: 1800 628 036 – https://www1.defence.gov.au/adf-members-families/health-well-being/services-support-fighting-fit/need-help-now/all-hours-support-line
Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Victorian Branch Inc. – http://vvaavic.org.au/
Partners of Veterans Association – pva.org.au/welcome-to-vic-branch
Solider On – https://soldieron.org.au/
DVA – https://www.dva.gov.au/
Carers Victoria – https://www.carersvictoria.org.au/
Council of the Aging: Victoria – https://www.cotavic.org.au/
Safe Steps 1800 015 188 – https://www.safesteps.org.au/