The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of Tasmanian veterans. As part of that commitment 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 opened in a two-step approach, with registrations opening for gyms and sporting clubs in April and now veterans can apply to join.

A veteran is defined as person who has served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Program does not include current serving members of the ADF.

Active participation in health and wellbeing programs supports the Tasmanian Government’s goal to make Tasmania the healthiest population in Australia by 2025. Participation in physical activity and wellbeing programs is also a factor in addressing veteran and defence suicide in Australia.

Resources

These documents can be downloaded and distributed to your stakeholders and displayed at your gym and sporting club premises.

Flyer - Veteran Activity Providers

Flyer - Veterans

More information is available at Frequently Asked Questions