9 Burkitt St, Page, ACT

For a map of where to find us, click here

Office hours

0900-1530 Monday - Friday
Phone 02 6255 1599
Email vvfact@vvfact.org.au

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on Tuesday 19th September 2017 @ 11.00am.

Held at the registered premises of the Federation 9 Burkitt Street  Page ACT 2614.

All members are invited to attend the AGM, which will be followed by our normal Tuesday BBQ lunch.

Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day – 18 August 2017

You are invited to attend the Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day Service on Friday 18 August 2017 at the National Australian Vietnam Forces Memorial, ANZAC Parade, Canberra.

The Service is scheduled to commence at 10:00am and conclude approximately one hour later.
I ask that you be ready to take your seat at 9:30am prior to the official arrivals.

Should the weather be inclement, the Service will proceed as planned.
Dress is lounge suit for gentlemen and day wear for ladies. Honours, awards, decorations and medals should be worn.

After the Service, you are most welcome to join the Veterans and their families at the Mercure Canberra, Cnr Ainslie Ave and Limestone Ave, Braddon for the traditional camaraderie afternoon.

Should you require further information please contact the Veterans Support Centre by email, or on (02) 6255 1599

Yours Sincerely,
Ian Thompson

Chairman, Organising Committee
Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day

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September 2016 Newsletter



In this edition…


Centre Information 50th Anniversary Battle of Long Tan Walking group
Presidents Report Funeral Benefits Guitar group
Our new Patron, Air Vice-Marshal Chris Deeble AO CSC Doing anger differently Hospital visiting
Badge selling Living a healthy life courses Fundraising for The Centre
The surprises of travelling in Australia by Ian Shafferius ADCAS Ready to write
Z Force Memorial Veterans Support Centre NoticeBoard Facebook
Remembrance Day ASIC MoneySmart Contact details
Song of a Generation guitar comes to Canberra DCO Selkirk Antiques
From the Sand Pit by a recon Marine in Afgahnistan Helplines Advertising
Planning ahead Food Van dates Are you financial
NAIDOC Week Coming events Indemnity
Cooma Bus Trip Weekly activities Membership form
Veterans funny page Services Sponsors
Around the Centre Medal mounting
Committee appointments 2016/2017 Reunions


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Roger and Effie Rees’, trip to China

Roger and Effie Rees

Please read about Roger and Effie’s trip to China.

June 2016 Newsletter


In this edition…

  • Vale Bill Rolfe, AO
  • Presidents Report
  • Around The Centre
  • The Green Shed
  • Joadja Bus Trip
  • ANZAC Day 2016
  • Poem by Ken Stone
  • Steam Train Trip to Bungendore
  • Food Van Fun
  • Len and Roley’s Rocky Hill Memorial Visit
  • Notice of AGM
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Election of Committee Members
  • Nomination Form
  • Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day Program of Events
  • Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
  • For those who suffered and died
  • Myths and Legends about Vietnam
  • 100 years of the RSL
  • Repatriation of Remains/Heart Health
  • R U OK?
  • Veterans Support Centre Notice Board
  • Respecting Patient Choices/Bupa Aged Care
  • Retirement/Helplines
  • Coming Events/Weekly Activities
  • Groups at The VSC
  • Fundraising for The VSC
  • Ready to write?/Facebook/Details
  • Antiques Fair/Selkirk Antiques
  • Advertising/Membership/Indemnity
  • Membership Renewal Form
  • Sponsors

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VSC bus trip to Ron Coulton’s

This is to extend a big thank you for a wonderful relaxed coach tour to Ron Culton’s property yesterday. He put a great deal of effort in providing us all with a lovely day.
We started off with a cold drizzle of rain, but as the day progressed we had lovely sunshine. As we arrived Ron greeted us with his big smile and happy personality, a wonderful warm fire glowing in the heater.
We expected a sausage in a slice of bread but actually sat down to a full baked dinner of pork and lamb and several vegetables. Dessert, Apple pie and cream.
The sun started shining and we all went outside to play games. The companionship, frivolity, jokes, competition, added to a relaxed stress free day .
I found this event helped put my worries behind me, if only for a few hours, it was wonderful. Sun shining through a cloud.
Why other members do not support these events I do not understand. To be in mutual company, laughing, rather than home working etc, to me is TOPS.
Once again, THANK YOU.
Alan and Sandy Spencer (Members since 2012)

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Have you paid your Membership fees yet??

Membership fees are now due!  If you haven’t already paid, please call the office or pop in and see us.  Fees are $35 for a single membership and $40 for a family membership.  All fees are tax deductible.  Remember your fees help keep The Veterans Support Centre going!



Vikings Fishing Club

Vikings Fishing Club

Vic, Paul and Rod from The Vikings Fishing Club along with Aaron who is the manager at Erindale Vikings, presented Ian Thompson with a donation cheque on Tuesday. The cheque was from the proceeds of Two-Up on ANZAC Day.


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Repatriation of Remains

“The Director of the Office of Australian War Graves is currently arranging the repatriation of the remains of soldiers who were buried in Terandak Cemetery, Malaysia during the Vietnam War.

A number of 1 RAR soldiers are included in those to return and a repatriation ceremony will be held at RAAF Richmond later this year in early June. While the ceremony will be closed to the general public in accordance with contemporary ADF practices, there will be an opportunity for selected Vietnam veterans to be present at RAAF Richmond to observe the arrival and unloading of the aircraft as well as form a guard of honour as the hearses departs the Base.

There are significant administrative details to be completed prior to the occasion and if any VSC member wishes to attend the ceremony please contact office admin staff for precise requirements.”