Veterans' Health Week 2014

Veterans’ Health Week (VHW) will be held from 13 to 19 October 2014.

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 organisations and community groups to develop a programme of fun and interactive events and activities at a local level.

Events and activities

As we get nearer to VHW 2014, we will provide information here about events and activities in your state or territory.

The above links willl be updated on a regular basis leading up to VHW.


DVA provides some funding support for events and activities held during VHW. Details are included in the Information Resource Kit (below) and the Application for VHW 2014 Funding.

Whilst the closing date for receipt of applications is 29 August 2014, applications will be considered progressively and organisations are strongly encouraged to submit applications at their earliest convenience.


The following are resources to assist event organisers in planning events and activities during VHW:

VHW Posters:

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 Veterans' Access Network (VAN) office for event details.

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.

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.

Links to useful Nutrition sites

There are a range of useful Australian sites that provide information on Nutrition, including: