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You may find that the Australian Government websites have comprehensive information and you may need a little help with navigating vital support,  if you are a veteran and would like to speak to someone regarding your individual needs, AV Connect recommends that you contact the relevant departments:   DVA Veteran Access Network (VAN) officer 1800 838 372  or in person at a DVA office,    Medicare officer on 132011 or in person at the Services Australia Centres

AV CONNECT Program
An Australian Veteran and First Responder Initiative navigating the internet for support for Veterans' & their Family

AV Connect is not endorsed by the linked sites.  When you press the link, you will be taken to the external owner of that site, we take no responsibility as to the accuracy or currency of information on those sites.  We do not endorse any information, goods or services referred to within the sites and our provision of links should not be taken to be an endorsement.  We do not charge a commission from the organisations, nor do we charge for the use of providing this service to Veterans and their families. Veterans and their families are encouraged to access DVA’s website to learn more about DVA's funded benefits, entitlements & health services as we do not provide any services ourselves via this website.

A road map for a better tomorrow
Comprehensive Support Topics for Veterans, First Responders, and their families

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Access to Service Records

Links to access your Service and Personnel Records and or a family members service records.  National and state based links.

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Links to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and their families

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Active Minds & Clubs

Links to Veteran supported organisations that provide active programs for Veterans and family members.

Quicklinks Topics
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Advocacy registered Organisations

Link to Ex-Service organisations that are trained and registered to provide a free service to assist Veterans' with DVA claims

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Animal Companions

Links to orgnisations that support programs for Veterans and their families to build relationships with their furbaby companions

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Apps & Programs

Links to Apps &  programs for Veterans and their families to be supported through a virtual platform.

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Bereavement

Link to support and services available to Veterans and their families during  bereavement times of need. 

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Books, News, & Publications

Links to news, books and publications that links Veterans and their families to the latest news and support

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Business owned by Veterans

Links to Businesses owned by our Veterans including First Responders.  Support Veterans in civilian life.

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Cards issued by DVA

Links and information for Veterans' and their families about the  DVA issued cards.

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Care for Children Emergency/Short term

Care for Children; whilst a Veteran, First Responder or a family member is in hospital and there are no other friends or family to provide care.  Emergency or Short Term.

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Child Support and Family Matters
 

Information and Links to Child Support and Family Matters for Veterans and their families.

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Claiming for Benefits

Links and information for Veterans' and their families about claiming DVA Benefits.

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Commemorating & Remembering

Link to information about services for Veterans and their families 

 

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Concessions & Discounts

Links to concessions and discounts available to Veterans' and their families.  Link to state, commonwealth government and organisations

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Connect to a Veteran

Somewhere around the world you may wish to connect to a lost comerade.  This page provides links to areas to find, seek and connect.

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Cost of Living Support

Links and information for Veterans' and their families supporting through the high cost of living or financial crisis.

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Current Serving & Families Support

Link to information about services for current serving Veterans and their families 

 

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Cyber Security Support Links

Link to information and resources to protect yourself against cyber security and scams 

 

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Disability Services & Support

Links to services and organisations that support Veterans and their families with a disability.

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Disaster Support Services

Links and information for Veterans' and their families to be supported through a crisis and or a natural disaster.

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Domestic Services - Household

Link to information about services for Domestic assistance. 

 

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Domestic Violence Support

Link to information about support services for Domestic Violence. 

 

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Education & Study

Links to services and organisations that support Veterans and their families with a Education & Study.