Ex-service organisations

This section contains information about how DVA works with ex-service organisations to assist the veteran community.


full list of grants available to ex-service and community organisations, designed to assist the veteran community. Details of past awarded grants is included.

View the full list of grants

The BEST program 

BEST – Building Excellence in Support and Training – is part of the government’s commitment to support the role of ex-service organisations (ESO) pensions and welfare practitioners and advocates and those national ESOs who provide advise and assistance to the veteran and service communities. The BEST program assists by providing support to the work of ESO practitioners.


The Training and Information Program (TIP) provides training and information for welfare and pensions officers who are volunteers working within ex-service organisations (ESOs). TIP training is delivered to enable them to provide the best possible advice to veterans and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force seeking their services.

The TIP pages also lead to information on TIP courses in the various States and Territories.

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