5,000 service personnel discharge every year.
Veteran unemployment is 5 times the national average.
46% of veterans who left the ADF experienced a mental disorder within five years.
The suicide rate among ex-servicemen is 14% above the national average.
Our veterans, past and present, volunteered to put their lives on the line for the sake of us and they deserve our gratitude and support.
More than ever there is a growing need to care for and support veterans and their families at a time of ever-increasing numbers of veterans returning from conflicts and humanitarian crises or transitioning out of the Australian Defence Force.
We need your help to ‘Help Our Heroes’ – to give our valued veterans the help they need and deserve.
RSLWA is forging a point of difference in the delivery of vital services to our veterans.
It’s a Veteran Central model that places the veteran and his or her family at the centre of the circle of services able to be delivered not just by RSLWA but also by other Ex-Service Organisations, like-minded community, corporate and government entities.
With your help, RSLWA can provide the following services and programs:
Well-being and mental health
Looking after veterans who face complex issues and, in particular, attention to mental health and the challenges of Post Traumatic Stress.
The vital period of leaving the Australian Defence Force for a new civilian life including finding new employment opportunities.
Supporting veterans and their families who, through no fault, sometimes find themselves in tough financial times.
Supporting veterans to secure their rightful entitlements from non-liability health support to compensation.
Social and community inclusiveness
Through RSLWA’s partnerships, assist veterans to maintain their social interactions.
Health and lifestyle services
Providing links with other Ex-Service Organisations and professional health, lifestyle and legal services when needed.
It’s about communication.
It’s about collaboration.
It’s about doing things better together.
RSLWA relies on donations from generous people like you.
Your tax-deductible donation will help RSLWA assist those who served our country and their families.
Help us serve those who served.