Veterans' Health Week 24 Oct - 1 Nov 2020

Last updated: 
4 September 2020

Veterans’ Health Week to focus on social connection

Supporting the health and wellbeing of veterans, social connection will be the key focus for this year's Veterans’ Health Week to be held from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2020. Events can be held one week before and three weeks after these dates.  

Applications for VHW are now open, they will close 9 October 2020.

COVID-19 restrictions

With restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all organisations are asked to consider the advice from your local State and Territory health department about what restrictions apply for people getting together. We are looking for innovative events to be held this year, and your local DVA community support adviser may be able to provide ideas and inspiration.  DVA will not be able to support activities that require people to gather in close proximity, like bus trips and boat trips. 

Eligible organisations

Ex-service organisations (ESOs) or community organisations with established links to the veteran community are eligible to apply for VHW funding or to register an event on the VHW website - including unfunded events.
Eligibility information is available in the VHW funding and registration guidelines.

Veterans' Health Week Funding and Registration Application Form and Guidelines

Event Ideas during COVID-19 Restrictions

Logo (branding) and guidelines for use

Photo consent form 

Statutory Declaration acquittal form

Complete the Statutory Declaration advising you have used the funding for Veterans’ Health Week 2020, and you will retain your receipts for audit purposes for 5 years  

Contact DVA

For more information, contact DVA via one of the following channels:

1800 VETERAN call:1800 838 372 and ask for the VHW National Coordinator or email vhw [at] If you would like to discuss event ideas for VHW2020, contact your local DVA VHW contact. Each state and territory has a DVA VHW Coordinator who is available to discuss any aspect of VHW.