'Get Moving' This Veterans' Health Week

Kicking off from 16 October, more than 720 events that focus on veteran wellbeing are set to take place across the country for our biggest Veterans’ Health Week yet.

The Australian Government has provided a record $540,000 in funding for Veterans’ Health Week, which will see activities continue until the end of November and deliver a range of events that focus on the overall health of veterans and their families.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said this year’s theme, Get Moving, will promote physical health and encourage veterans and their families to stay active.

“Veterans and their families and friends can take part in as many activities as they like and there are plenty of options on offer, so I encourage everyone to check out what’s on and get moving!”

“This year’s focus on physical activity offers a fantastic opportunity for veterans to make new connections with other veterans and their families while having some fun in the process,” Alex Hawke said.

“I encourage all our local veterans, current serving personnel, and their families in Mitchell to check out what events are happening in the area, or online, and put your hand up to participate.

For more information on attending a Veterans’ Health Week event, visit the DVA website dva.gov.au/vhw call DVA on 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) or email vhw@dva.gov.au.