MEDIA RELEASE: New Veteran Wellbeing Centre in Canberra

A re-elected Morrison Government will provide $5 million for a new Veteran Wellbeing Centre in the ACT, to better support local veterans, Defence personnel and their families.

Veteran Wellbeing Centres, established in partnership with ex-service organisations, local health services or community organisations, help better connect veterans to the extensive support and advocacy already available, with a strong focus on health and wellbeing.

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said wellbeing centres are a key part of the Morrison Government’s support for the Defence and veteran community in Canberra, and around the nation.

Senator Seselja said a new centre would provide much needed additional support for local veterans and Defence personnel.

“We have many veterans and their families living in the region, so having a dedicated Veteran Wellbeing Centre here just makes sense.”

“The new centre will make it easier for veterans, their families and current service personnel to access health and wellbeing support, and help with finding work and assistance as they transition out of military life.”

“It will also be a place where veterans can come together to link up with others in a similar position, which is so important.”

The centre will be available to all current and former serving Australian Defence Force members, including reservists, and their families.

Only the Morrison Government will continue to deliver a better future for the ACT and this is part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future. 

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Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja 
Senator for the ACT