What do I get out of being a member? The friendship of others that know what it is like to share the ups and downs of life with a veteran. Having a cuppa and a chat with someone for a couple of hours when life is demanding provides much needed respite.
A few of the many other benefits:
Wellness Advocates in all states to assist with wellbeing/welfare
Recognize that other family members may be dealing with the same emotional issues of living directly or indirectly with a relative with mental health issues related to their military experience, and now acknowledge this extended family may need the support, friendship information and understanding from people with similar situations.
It is imperative that no Partner or immediate family member should ever feel deserted, defeated, or most of all, totally isolated and/or alone.
Lobby government to introduce changes that are detrimental to you or your family’s health, lifestyle, or wellbeing.
How to join
Anyone who is a partner, ex-partner, widow/widower, or immediate family member of a current or former member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) or its Allies, is eligible to join the association.
There are two classes of Membership
Ordinary - for current or former partners - with full entitlements
Associate - for immediate family members - with restricted entitlements
Online Application for Membership form and payment instructions.
Download and complete the Application for Membership form. Forward to the P.V.A. State Branch of your choice and follow payment instructions.