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.
DVA will be partnering with Ex-service organizations’ (ESOs) and community groups to develop a program of fun and interactive events and activities at a local level.
Events and activities
Information about events and activities in your State or Territory is below.
The information on events and activities will be updated on a regular basis leading up to VHW 2016.
- Queensland (DOCX 35 KB)
- NSW & ACT - coming soon
- Victoria - coming soon
- Tasmania - coming soon
- South Australia - coming soon
- Western Australia (DOCX 26 KB)
- Northern Territory - coming soon
Although applications for DVA funding for VHW events has now closed, you can still hold a VHW 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.
- Information Resource Kit (PDF 1,203 KB )
Information Resource Kit (DOCX 617 KB)
- Event Planning Checklist (DOC 30 KB)
- Media Guide (DOC 25 KB)
- Ideas Guide – General (DOC 25 KB)
- Ideas Guide – Theme Specific (DOC 91 KB)
VHW Posters & Logo
How can I get involved?
DVA encourages a range of organisations, including ESOs, Day Clubs, Men’s Health Peer Education volunteers and community groups to organise activities throughout VHW. As an individual, you can either encourage organisations you are involved with to organise a VHW event, or you can take the lead in organising a VHW event yourself.
Canvas friends, family and acquaintances to assist and 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org