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National Aged and Community Care Forum (NACCF)


The forum will:

  • be a link between ex-service organisations (ESOs), providers and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) in the dissemination of information on health, aged and community care issues and mental and social health policy
  • provide information on the current and future aged care needs of veterans and war widow/widowers and other members of the ex-service and Defence community including carers
  • be a conduit for developing and proposing better practice residential and community care arrangements for the ex-service community
  • influence future policy directions regarding ageing for the ex-service community
  • monitor developments in the aged care industry and the aged care needs of the ex-service community, including access to residential care
  • consider how DVA better supports people at home with community support.

Terms of reference (DOC 39 KB)


Membership comprises representatives from the following organisations
Organisation Representation
Department of Veterans' Affairs - Chair Mr Craig Orme DSC AM CSC, Deputy President
Department of Health Departmental Representative
Australasian Services Care Network Mr Kevin Davidson MVO OAM
Legacy Australia Inc Mr Peter Lawley
Partners of Veterans Association Ms Alison Bowman
Returned and Services League of Australia Ms Wendy Bateman
TPI Federation Australia Ms Pat McCabe OAM
Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Mr Graham Anderson OAM
Vietnam Veterans' Federation  of Australia Mr Milton Kirk
War Widows' Guild of Australia Ms Shirley Drysdale

Departmental representation will be available as appropriate.

Meeting schedule

The NACCF meets face to face three times per year. The meetings are Chaired by the Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission.

Meeting minutes/ summaries

Meeting minutes/ summaries of each NACCF meeting are available via the following links:


To contact the NACCF Secretariat, please email

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