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Veterans' Health Week

Veterans’ Health Week (VHW) this year will be held from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th October 2016.

This year's theme is Social Connection.

The week is an opportunity for veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families to participate, connect and influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends.

Events and activities

DVA has partnered with Ex-service organizations’ (ESOs) and community groups to develop a program of fun and interactive events and activities at a local level.

Canvas friends, family and acquaintances to come along to events planned in your local area and take part in the fun. Note that all members of the veteran and service communities, their friends, carers and families are encouraged to participate. This year DVA is hoping that members of the veteran community will make a special effort to come along with friends, family and acquaintances who don’t normally get involved in veteran activities.

Information about events and activities in your State or Territory is below. If you would like to attend an event, please contact the event organiser.

Please check your event prior to attending, as event details may change, and cancelled events will be removed from the event listing.

The information on events and activities will be updated on a regular basis leading up to VHW 2016.

Can I still hold an event?

Although applications for DVA funding for VHW events has now closed, you can still hold an event. Please refer to the information resource kit and events idea documents below. If you decide to hold an event, please email the VHW inbox and we can include your event on the website.

VHW Posters, Logo & Photo consent form/s and advice

Where can I go for more information?

For more information call 133 254 or, for Regional callers: 1800 555 254 and ask to speak with your nearest Veterans’ Access Network office or contact the VHW team via e-mail to:

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