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
Location in SA: Level 10 Westpac House, 91 King William 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
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.
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: