Retreats & Accommodation
Places for Veterans and Families
Retreats are usually designed by Veterans for Veterans and families to assist in healing, relaxing, health and well-being within peaceful or activity driven environments.
Accommodation for Veterans & Their Families
More Travel & Retreats for Veterans & Their Families
This Facebook site is a register of Veteran and Emergency Service Retreats, and other venues which offer targeted, free and or reduced rate retreat / camping options to Veterans and Emergency Services Personnel (including volunteers such as Surf Lifesaving / SES etc)
NSW - Murraguldrie Veterans Retreat
The retreat is located in the Murraguldrie State Forest area. The signposted entry is 6.5km east of the Hume Highway on the Wagga Wagga-Tumbarumba Road and the retreat itself is about 100m off the main road. The retreat is available to veterans and their families and provides good bush camping with basic facilities for both caravans and tents. There is TV and mobile reception at the site.
Cockscomb is open to all serving and Ex military (Army, Airforce and Navy) and all Emergency Services and their families. Cockscomb offers two x 4 bed cabins, an on site caretaker, tank water, septic toilets and gas hot showers. There is space for caravans and tents. There is no electricity and limited mobile reception. It is not a caravan park and doesn't provide caravan park facilities.
Defence Holidays NQ works with a number of tour and accommodation providers around Australia to provide discounts to the following affiliations: Defence Force Personnel and their families, Former Serving members, Veterans, War Widows, Police & Emergency Services, Correction Officers and Defence Contracted Personnel, Defence Public Servants and International Allies.
QLD - St Georges Defence Suites
St George's Defence Holiday Suites at The Garland are for Service and ex Service Personnel, their Spouse and dependent school age children. St George's Defence Holiday Suites are operated by the Service Personnel Anglican Help Society Ltd, an independent and charitable organisation. Exclusive for Military
Veteran’s Retreat is a registered charity care farm owned by 20 year Army veteran Kylie and her young family. The retreat is 100% volunteer run and is open to all serving members, veterans, first responders and their families/carers. They offer day visits, overnight stays, animal therapy, holistic wellness events, emergency and respite accommodation, homeless veteran care and more.
CAMP ANDREW RUSSELL - Alawoona, SA
The camp was built by Veterans for Veterans in honour of Sgt Andrew Russell the first Aussie to make the Supreme Sacrifice in Afghanistan. The camp is for all that have served and their Families and friends (others). contact John Hough mobile 0409 098 093 or Phil Scroop 0418835516 Tony Moody 0417824872
FIRST RESPONDERS, VETERANS ACCOMMODATION AND ADVENTURES ULVERSTONE – TASMANIA
Delivers programs to help in the transition, personal development or wellness initiatives. operating three homes, and an off-grid adventure property, a farm and a community hub. Located in the town of Ulverstone, on the North-West Coast of Tasmania.
The Canadian Armed Forces Vacation Club provides ADF current and former access to the program. Eligible to current and former serving members of the ADF. Prices are in United State dollars, including Australian accommodation, so ensure you convert back to Australian dollars to determine real cost to you.
Adavale Veterans Retreat - Air-conditioned Single Rooms with ensuite Linen, sheets, doonas and towels are provided. Visitors need to bring their own food and drinks
The closest food shopping is in Quilpie, 98km from Adavale. Adavale Accommodation is by donation only
As a guide, per night Veterans, Ex Service and First Responders $30.00, with Public $50.00
Goorambat Veterans Retreat Inc (GVR) is a registered not-for-profit organisation supporting Veterans and their families. GVR is located at 21 Trewin Road, Goorambat about 20km north of Benalla in Victoria. The Retreat is established in a serene and natural environment with individual accommodation and campsites available, along with shared meals and community areas.
Meentheena Veterans Retreat is dedicated to those who have served in the Australian military forces, as well as para-military veterans who have served in peace-keeping roles, police, fire and rescue, ambulance officers and state emergency service volunteers. Situated in the heart of the Pilbara in Western Australia the outback.