An ESO Peak Body – tell us what you think


DVA is working with the veteran community to develop options for a new Ex-Service Organisation (ESO) Peak Body that meets the needs of veterans, families, ESOs and other organisations providing veterans and families with advocacy support.

An independent ESO Peak Body has the potential to become a unified and representative voice to strengthen advocacy across the ESO sector on issues affecting veterans and veteran families. By fostering consensus and collaboration, it would help to streamline consultation processes, reducing duplication of efforts.

To ensure we get this right, an ESO Peak Body Options Paper will present multiple options for the new body that consider work already undertaken by the sector, including insights and feedback from stakeholders on various options for a model.

Rather than looking for a single solution, this project will consider proposals that have already been put forward while further exploring options for a future ESO Peak Body to inform DVA’s response.

The Department has engaged Nous Group to conduct the latest round of consultation, including through a survey that seeks feedback from a range of stakeholders to understand how veterans and families interact with organisations that provide veteran and family advocacy support. 

Your views are important to us and will help to develop a shortlist of viable options for the establishment of an ESO Peak Body.

Please complete the short 10-minute survey. The survey is open until 19 July 2024. 

The information from this survey will be stored securely and kept confidential. No personal details will be collected – all responses are anonymous and will be used only for research purposes.

Your opinion will help to inform what a future peak body does and how. We thank you for your support.