Veterans' Health Week 2014

Veterans’ Health Week (VHW) will be held from 13 to 19 October 2014 and provides 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 organisations (ESOs) and community groups to develop a program of fun and interactive VHW activities at a local level.

VHW Events, Activities and Funding Support

As we get nearer to VHW 2014, we will provide information about events and activities in your State or Territory as well as funding  available to ESOs and community groups who are looking to undertake VHW activities.


Resources are also being developed to assist event organisers in their organisation of events and activities during VHW. These downloadable resources will be available shortly.

Commonly asked questions

Can anyone participate?

All members of the veteran and service communities, their friends, carers and families are welcome 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.

How can I get involved?

Invite friends, family and acquaintances and come along to events planned in your local area and take part in the fun.  Contact your local VAN office for event details.

Can my organisation host its own event?

DVA encourages ESOs, Day Clubs, Men’s Health Peer Education volunteers and community groups to organise activities throughout VHW. 

Where can I go for more information?

For more information on planning an event, or to find out what events may be taking place in your area, call your local Veterans' Access Network (VAN) office or contact the VHW team.