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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2021) Older Australians – Veterans.  Available from:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2022) Who is a veteran?  Available from:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2022) Health of Veterans.  Available from:

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2022)  Australian Defence Force Service. Available from:

Life in Mind About Suicide: Veterans and Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.  Available from:

Services and support available for veterans

My Aged Care. Support for veterans.  Available from:

Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Aged care resources.  Available from:

Australian Government. Carer Gateway: Veteran carer support services tips.  Available from:

Queensland Community Care Network (2014) Voices from the Armchair Dr Graeme Killer AO for Australian Veterans (short video).  Available from:

The Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL Australia) advocate for benefits, treatment and the welfare of ex-service and serving members of the Australian Defence Force.  For more information, go to:

Open Arms provides mental health support for Navy, Army and Air Force personnel, veterans & their families. For more information, go to:

Safe Zone Support (1800 142 072) is a free and anonymous counselling line for all current and ex-serving ADF personnel, veterans and their families. For more information, go to:

Australian War Widows Inc supports and advocates for all War Widows from all conflicts. For more information go to:

A range of ex service organisations are also available for Veterans. For more information, go to:

Australian Government Defence. Defence Health & Well-being “Fighting Fit” Available from:

Delivering safe and inclusive services for veterans

Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA): Training for providers.  DVA has launched a number of free online eLearning courses that aim to equip health and community services with the training and skills necessary for responding to the mental health and rehabilitation needs of veterans. Further information is available from: