2 December, 2023

$1 Million invested in veterans

The Albanese Labor Government is further delivering on a commitment to improve access to services and supports for veterans and their families.

$1 Million invested in veterans - feature photo

Ipswich-based ex-service organisation Wounded Heroes Australia will receive $1.1 million funding to upgrade the head office at their Veterans’ Centre in Bundamba, to provide additional private spaces for people to access services and supports, as well as purchase a vehicle to assist with transporting veterans.

The funding will support the more than 7,000 veterans and their families in the electorate of Blair and Ipswich region, which has one of the largest defence and ex-service communities in the country.

Federal Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann, said this grant will improve access to services and supports significantly.

“Wounded Heroes fills a real gap in the veteran support space, providing rapid crisis assistance for local veterans and their families who are doing it tough,” Mr Neumann said.

The funding is coming through the $17 million Veteran Wellbeing Grants One-Off Program.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Matt Keogh, said the program supports larger projects that can be implemented quickly to deliver necessary services.

For more information on the VWG One-Off Program, visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website:

Veteran Wellbeing Grants One-Off Program | Department of Veterans’ Affairs (


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