The ACT Government honours and respects those who have served our country through the Australian Defence Force. Strengthening the participation of our veterans, their feeling of belonging, and recognition of their skills and service is another part of building an inclusive Canberra community.
Through our grant programs, we have supported veterans through projects such as Art Sound’s Senior Memories Internet Radio Service to three RSL Life Care facilities and the Vietnam Veterans and Veterans Federation bus tours for house-bound veterans.
$2.6 million over 4 years supporting veterans
The ACT Government established the Veterans Advisory Council to promote the wellbeing of Canberra’s veteran community, consult with veterans, & provide advice on policies & programs in order to promote the inclusion of Canberra’s veteran community.
Transitioning from the Australian Defence Force
The ACT Government supports opportunities for people transitioning to civilian life by working with the ADF through their transition seminars, developing practical career transition resources, and providing Public Service Veterans Employment Champions.
135 veterans are already working in the ACT Public Service and we have undertaken staff surveys to inform our approach to the recruitment and retention of veterans, who are some of the most highly trained and skilled professionals in the country.