The Tasmanian Government is committed to listening and responding to the needs of Tasmania's veteran and ex-serving community.
Communities, Sport and Recreation conducts many programs and services for Tasmania's veterans including grant funding, wellbeing initiatives and commemoration events.
A new initiative, the Veteran Wellbeing Voucher Program, is now open. The objective of the Program is to enable veteran’s participation in healthy activities that will support their health and wellbeing and assist in developing social networks.
The free Program is open to eligible Tasmanian veterans who may apply for a voucher of up to $100 to put towards the cost of registration or membership fees at participating gyms and sporting clubs.
Gyms and sports clubs will also benefit by an opportunity to grow their membership and will be reimbursed for each voucher they accept. The program is open to gyms and clubs throughout Tasmania.
The Program is opening in a two-step approach with registrations now open for gyms and sporting clubs. Applications by veterans to join will open in early May.
Another key project is the Veteran Retreat at Dago Point, Lake Sorell, which provides support for the wellbeing of veterans, recognising that time to recover, heal and re-connect can be critical to their long-term health.
Each year the Government hosts the annual State Government Reception for Tasmanian defence personnel who have been deployed overseas, in recognition of their service and sacrifice.
Communities, Sport and Recreation also provides advice and support to the Minister for Veterans' Affairs. It works to ensure that ex-serving men and women and their families are able to put their views and concerns forward to government.
Programs and Services
- ANZAC Day Trust
- Teddy Sheean VC Memorial Grants Program
- Veterans Active Recreation Program
- Veteran Retreat Project Funding
- Veteran Wellbeing Voucher Program
Policy advice to Government
Information and Resources
- Service and community organisations for veterans
- Victory in the Pacific 75th Anniversary
- Centenary of ANZAC