Veterans to be commemorated in communities across Australia

Military memorial stone plinth with flowers

Almost 150 community organisations have been successful in receiving grant funding under the Saluting Their Service grants' final round of the 2022-23 program.

Saluting Their Service provides funding for projects which support commemoration of the service of Australian veterans and Defence personnel. It aims to ensure that Australia’s wartime heritage is preserved and the sacrifice of those who have served during wars, conflicts and peace operations is remembered.

A variety of organisations including ex-service associations, community groups and schools will receive funding in this round, sharing in over $2 million.

Fifty years since the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, community groups have taken the opportunity to recognise veterans of our longest 20th century conflict. For example, the Windsor District RSL Sub-branch will receive a contribution to an event it is holding to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australia declaring the end of its involvement in the Vietnam War.

Other notable projects being funded include a new war memorial at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in Victoria, and the creation of an interactive exhibition and memorial dedicated to the ‘Searchlight Ladies’ at the Women’s Museum of Australia in the Northern Territory.

Congratulations to all successful recipients. 

If you would like further information on the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program visit the GrantConnect website.