Veterans’ Health contacts

Veterans’ Health Advisory Council

The Veterans’ Health Advisory Council (VHAC) advises the Minister on health issues of veterans, war widows and their families and advocates on their behalf.

The VHAC was established by the Minister for Health in 2009 as one of a number of Health Advisory Councils (HACs). The Council’s function and operations are defined by a set of rules (similar to a constitution) determined by the Minister.

Council members are appointed by the Minister. All current VHAC members have experienced military service. The VHAC meets at least four times a year. Administrative support is provided by a part-time Executive Officer, who is employed by RSL SA and funded by a special grant from SA Health.

The VHAC’s immediate priorities are:

  • Monitoring the implementation of the updated Framework for Veterans Health Care
  • Monitoring the implementation of Transforming Health initiatives that have a particular relevance to veterans including;
    • The transfer of clinical services from the Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park to other SA Health facilities.
    • The establishment of the Veterans’ Mental Health Precinct at Glenside
  • Providing strategic advice to the Minister on issues relating to veterans’ health particularly those relating to Transforming Health initiatives.

The VHAC is also identifying its areas of key interest and the actions required to support them. If you would like to refer an issue to VHAC for possible consideration please write to:

The Executive Officer

Veterans’ Health Advisory Council
PO BOX 287, Rundle Mall
Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Telephone: (08) 8226 6000.

Veteran Liaison Officer

The Veteran Liaison Officer currently employed by SA Health, funded by DVA and located at the Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park plays a pivotal role in assisting veterans to navigate through the health system.

The veteran's advisor informs veterans, war widows and their families of services for veterans and veteran entitlements, and advocates for new veteran services.

The advisor also liaises with ex-service organisations regarding services for veterans.

Location: The Quality Hub adjacent the RGH Acute Referral Unit

Telephone: (08) 8275 1606

Fax: (08) 8277 9401

Hours: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday

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