RSL Victoria to deliver Surf Coast/Geelong Hub

Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Thistlethwaite announced a $5.445 million grant for RSL Victoria to establish a Veterans’ and Families’ Hub in the Surf Coast/Geelong region.

Geelong RSL will expand to accommodate the new Hub, which will also include satellite support sites in the Surf Coast region.

RSL Victoria has a proven track record of providing localised support for current and former Australian Defence Force personnel. RSL Victoria is the lead organisation for the recently established Wodonga Veterans’ and Families’ Hub, and also runs a network of hubs in Melbourne, Frankston and Warrnambool, delivering tailored support in partnership with state and local governments, ex‑service organisations and other community groups.

The new Hub will be tailored to the needs of local veterans and families. It will offer services to support health and wellbeing, advocacy, education, skills and employment, housing and accommodation support, and more.

This is great news for the region’s 6,600 veterans and family members who will receive the support they need and deserve much closer to home. The Hub will be open to all current and former Australian Defence Force members, including reservists, and families.

The Surf Coast/Geelong region Hub is part of a $46.7 million 2022 Budget commitment by the Australian Government to establish eight new Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs across the country.

Visit the Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs webpage to learn more.

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