Legion News

This website was first published on Anzac Day 2019.  News from the Legion is updated on this page.

2020 AGM

The 2020 AGM will be held at 12pm on Saturday 12th September 2020 at Cootamundra Sub Branch, details to follow and subject to COVID19 restrictions being relaxed

Access to health services


April 2020

Since the first special COVID-19 edition of e-news, the Australian Government has provided additional funding to expand Medicare and DVA subsidised telehealth services for all Australians to ensure continued access to essential primary health services during the coronavirus pandemic. clients are able to access support in their own home using simple video conferencing apps like FaceTime or Skype, or by telephone where video conferencing is not available for a range of medical services including specialist consultations, GP consultations, mental health treatment, chronic disease management, and nurse practitioner services.

These consultations may be provided to clients in normal office hours and after hours, in their own home or in residential aged care facilities.

As of 1 April 2020, DVA clients are also able to receive telehealth consultations from allied health providers.

DVA clients are advised to contact their doctor or allied health provider regarding the arrangements they have in place to deliver telehealth consultations.

DVA’s funding arrangements for allied health services are significantly broader than the services funded under the Medicare Benefits Schedule, and DVA encourages veterans to continue to use these services under their current DVA arrangements.

These arrangements will be in place until 30 September 2020, when they will be reviewed in light of the need to continue the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 Pool Competition

Held:   Saturday 23rd November 2019 at 11am – 2pm at the Amber Room at Star Bar, 600 George St Sydney 

Our President, Warwick Adams, skillfully (or so he said) played his games so most of his opponents fouled on the black ball. Thus earning himself the honours of winning the inaugural pool competition. Some likened it to the way Bradbury won the first gold medal for Australia at the winter Olympics.  Not to be outdone, his wife, Gayle,  won the ladies final.

Anzac Day 2020 March in Sydney

Unfortunately, the 2020 march was cancelled due to the coronovirus outbreak

From the MINISTER and dva

News from the Department of Veteran's' Affairs:

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020








JULY 2019

  • Women and Families United by Defence Service Council members announced
  • Nation pauses to remember the Korean War Armistice
  • Open Arms retains mental health accreditation
  • Mental health and suicide prevention a welcome national priority
  • Productivity Commission report into Compensation and Rehabilitation of Veterans released
  • Minister welcomes support for veterans from Governor-General
  • Making it easier for veterans to access support
  • Veterans to benefit from more assistance

JUNE 2019

  • Australia marks Reserve Forces Day
  • Outgoing Repatriation Commissioner thanked for dedicated service
  • 100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
  • Veteran Treatment Cycle initiative
  • No changes to Victoria Cross recipients’ travel entitlements
  • Veteran Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit statement
  • Veterans' Mental Health Summit to inform government's strategy
  • Free annual health checks for personnel leaving defence force
  • More than 75,000 veterans using DVA online services
  • Assistance dogs-in-training to support our veterans
  • Veterans’ Health Week to focus on mental health
  • New National President for the RSL appointed
  • Letter to the Editor: Veteran Mental Health Support
  • Veterans gather to commemorate Battle of Binh Ba 50 years on
  • Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings

From the Minister

Press releases from the Minister for Veterans' Affairs:



From the Shadow Minister

Press releases from the Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs:


Vale June Jorgenson OAM, BA, LLB

Vale Fred Thompson