Vietnam Veterans & Veterans Federation offers membership to veterans from all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Read or download our brochure for a summary of current activities, or watch it in video form below.
The Vietnam Veterans™ Federation ACT Inc (VVF) was formed in 1994 with a handful of Veterans meeting at the Ainslie Football Club in Canberra each Tuesday. After some years the ACT Government kindly offered a lease on a house in Ainslie.
When we outgrew the house, the VVF leased the premises at 3 Burkitt Street Page on 1 July 2004, and has significantly improved the site since.
In 2009 the Federation changed its name to Vietnam Veterans & Veterans Federation, to better represent the origins and aspirations of our members. Membership has grown over the years and as at June 2009 we had some 550 members.
The VVF is an incorporated entity, GST Exempt, a deductible gift recipient and an income tax exempt charitable institution.
Our motto is From Warfare to Welfare. Our aim is to look after the welfare of our veteran members. To this end we offer the following services to all veterans and all ex service people, from all conflicts, regardless of whether they are members of the VVF:
- Assistance to lodge claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). We have 15 Pension Officers doing this work;
- Representation at the Veterans Review Board when a veteran appeals against a decision by DVA. We have two advocates for these appeals;
- Representation at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. We have a retired Barrister to represent us;
- A gardening service for the frail aged veterans or war widows;
- A team who visit all the hospitals and the hospice in the ACT and Queanbeyan;
- A walk for health program;
- A golfing group who play at the Duntroon golf club each Monday;
- A food van that is used for fund raising;
- A male choir;
- A cooking group;
- A computer training centre, to bring older members into the digital world;
- A Wood Workshop; and
- A Metal Workshop.
We have created a vibrant and exciting centre for the benefit of all veterans. Our focus is to maintain the level of commitment but to do this we need to keep our funding level up to cover the administrative support necessary to conduct the full range of programs. We look forward to increasing involvement of younger veterans from more recent conflicts.