Health Care and Financial Support
Aboriginal soldiers of the 51st Far North Queensland Regiment
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Many have also served in Australia as either regular or reserve members of the defence force.
Like all other Australian Veterans and current or former members of the defence force, the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) provides health care, compensation and support to Indigenous veterans and their dependants for injury, disease or death, which is related to any service with the Australian Defence Force. Click on link to “you served your country Veterans’ Affairs would like to help you” for more information
If you wish to make a claim for benefits under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004. For more information about benefits and services please see Eligibility and Claims.