Veterans’ health contacts

Statewide Veterans’ Health Advocate

Location: The Jamie Larcombe Centre, Glenside, South Australia

Telephone: 1300 043 175

Hours: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday

The veterans’ health advocate helps Veterans to navigate the public health system and supports all Veterans in South Australia by:

Providing a single point of contact for Veterans in South Australia;

  • Assisting in discharge planning for Veterans;
  • Assisting in navigating the public health system and accessing appropriate services where eligible;
  • Seeking Veteran input and engagement in SA Health strategy and policy development and service planning; and
  • Partnering with Ex-Service Organisations and the Veteran community to provide links to these services for Veterans.

The Minister for Health’s Veterans’ Health Advisory Council

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

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 1749
Littlehampton SA 5250

Telephone: 0419 819 859

National Veteran Health Contacts

The contacts listed below are funded and provided by the Australian Government.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Website: www.dva.gov.au

Location in SA: Blackburn House, 199 Grenfell St Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: 133 254 or free call from country areas only 1800 555 254

Hours: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs delivers government programs for war veterans, members of the Australian Defence Force, members of the Australian Federal Police and their dependants.

The Department of Veterans Affairs can be contacted from anywhere in Australia.

Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling

Website: www.openarms.gov.au 

Telephone: 1800 011 046

Open Arms offers free and confidential individual, couples and family counselling, and group programs to help current and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families.

Open Arms counsellors have an understanding of military culture and can work with clients to find effective solutions for improved mental health and wellbeing. 

Safe Zone

Telephone: 1800 142 072

Safe Zone Support is an Australian Government initiative established to assist members of the defence and veteran community impacted by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Afghanistan Inquiry. Safe Zone Support is a free anonymous counselling service manned by specialists who have an understanding of military culture and experience. Calls are not recorded.

Printable Safe Zone A3 posters for use by organisations to support the veteran community impacted by the IGADF Afghanistan Inquiry can be found below: