South Australia has a number of organisations set up to support veterans which are referred to as Ex-Service Organisations.
The Partnership Hub
The Hub is a place where Veterans and their families can access information and services to support their individual needs. The Partnerships Hub has been developed to ensure continuation of partnership arrangements with opportunities to further enhance access to accommodation, employment training and peer support for veterans. It is located in a state-heritage listed building adjacent to The Jamie Larcombe Centre.
The APPVA provides assistance with welfare entitlements, advice on money matters and assistance with employment.
The DFWA is an advocate for improved pay and conditions,assisting retired ADF members with compensation, claims and entitlements.
The Ex Rehabilitation Centre is a meeting place to participate in social activities.
The NMBVAA holds memorial events and social functions, DVA and Training and Information Program.
The National Servicemen's Association of Australia visits sick members, provides information on health and welfare, financial planning, entitlements, retirement homes.
The Naval Association of Australia supports disadvantaged, advisory and counselling services, advocacy support for rehabilitation benefits, career advice, civilian employment, practical and financial assistance in crisis.
The RAAF Association provides welfare – mobility aids, pension claims and has a long history of RAH visiting teams.
The Royal Australia Regiment Association provides commemorative services, social, fundraising, scholarships and assistance transition to civilian life.
The RSL provides assistance with welfare entitlements, accommodation, medical treatment, rehabilitation. They also manage the operation K9 program, provide financial assistance, education, legal advice and links to respite care and community engagement.
The RSL Care SA provides the following support and services:
- Accommodation support
- Lifestyle support
- Social engagement
- Veteran specific aged care/respite providers.
Soldier On provides the following support and services:
- Peer to Peer support, coffee, family social days, respite, camping
- Health and Fitness, psychologists, golf, fitness club, cycling, kayaking, walking, yoga inspirational events
- Education and Employment, resume and interview techniques, study, scholarships, employment advocacy volunteer opportunities, seminars and information.
The South Australian Men's Shed Association provides a meeting space, collaborative community projects.
The Legacy Club of Adelaide provides assistance with accommodation, home maintenance and safety, welfare, benefits, access to medical services, education, practical and financial assistance. They also provide advice on widow pension claims, legal assistance, social activities and entertainment.
The P.V.A provides social support, information, education and understanding.
The Repat Foundation raises awareness and research to support health and wellbeing projects such as PTSD for Veterans, emergency service personnel and their families. They also provide art therapy to inpatients.
The TPI Association of SA provides advice on welfare and legislation concerning TPI as well as hospital visits and social trips.
The trek experience provides the setting and conditions under which participants will experience a lasting positive shift in personal values and interpersonal relationships, designed to improve their lifestyle and community involvement. The thrust of the program is condition self-management resulting in a more productive life.
The Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia provides welfare, pension, advocacy assistance, commemorative services and social support.
The Vietnam Veterans Federation provides welfare advocacy for TPI where claims are rejected, legal representation and aid. They also provide advice to Governments, social interaction and support to all Veterans.
The War Widows' Guild of Australia promotes and provides companionship, counselling and support for its members.
The William Kibby V.C Veterans' Shed provides social support and space to share health, welfare and past trauma.