Kallangur Branch:

Pine Rivers RSL Sub Branch 

Address: 1349 Anzac Ave, Kallangur QLD 4503            (View map)


        Monday: 9am to 1pm

  Wednesday: 9am to 1pm

Phone: 07 3285 8022


Postal Address

PO Box 274

Burpengary QLD 4505






 APPVA QLD Constitution   APPVA Queensland Constitution 27 May 2013 .pdf




Advocacy and Welfare Contacts


Brisbane Branch

The senior advocate is Roderic Thompson (Level 4). Rod is supported by a number of trained Welfare and Pension Officers.


Telephone contacts are:

Office Contact:    3878 8810

Mob:                   0415 988015

Please use the office contact number  initially.




Townsville Branch:
VVAA, WVAA at Zacs House.

715 Ross River Road Kirwan. 

Office Contact:    07 47235562                 

Email:                  TBA



Advocacy and Welfare

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The Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans’ Association (APPVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides for the comfort and assistance of veterans with welfare and entitlements for ADF Veterans and Peacekeepers, including their families. The APPVA achieves this by a number of approaches, but particularly with assistance through the Safety Rehabilitation & Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA – aka “COMCARE); The Veteran’s Entitlement Act 1986 (VEA); and The Military Rehabilitation & Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA). Other assistance through welfare is also provided on an as needed basis.

Welfare and Support

Welfare and support aims to provide information and assistance to eligible members in accessing both the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and non-DVA health and support services that are available in the community. As well as assisting members to access healthy lifestyle programs and activities available in the community, along with providing access and information covering the full range of DVA benefits, pensions and allowances.

In particular, the aim is to assist members with:

  • Welfare, social advice and support.
  • Pension and advocacy advice and representation.
  • Transport and mobility assistance advice.
  • Home security, maintenance, lawn and garden maintenance advice and assistance through local contractors.
  • Distress relief.
  • Hospital, nursing home and home visiting.
  • Pensions and Compensation

The APPVA aims to provide a comprehensive service to current and ex-serving Defence and Police members in all aspects of Military Compensation. There are many volunteer including Pensions Officers, Welfare Officers, MCRS Claims Officers and Advocates in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Townsville, Sydney, Albury/Wodonga, Melbourne, Geelong, Torquay, Adelaide, Darwin and Tasmania.

APPVA assist members with their initial claim for compensation and prepare for reviews and appeals. An extensive specialist Legal network to appeal DFRDB, MSBS, MCRS, MRCA and VEA decisions is also available. We also provide the same service to those who have served as Police Officers on a range of Peacekeeping and other Operations.

If you or anyone you know, has suffered injuries while serving in the Military or military related operations (peacekeeping and police operations) and have not applied to have your injuries recognised, it is advisable to contact the Local Pensions Officer or Advocate. Similarly, should you be in receipt of a disability pension and not had the case reviewed for some time, it is advisable to contact your Local Pensions Officer or Advocate to advise on a case review.

Advocates, Pension and Welfare Officers are trained to assist veterans, ex-service members, peacekeepers and other entitled occupations to:

Understand the Repatriation system.

Assist veterans and their dependants in their dealings with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Present a veteran’s case to the best of his/her ability, regardless of personal feelings in the matter, and

Understand and interpret the relevant laws and regulation.

Elicit information from a veteran and from other witnesses, including experts.

Evaluate factual evidence and medical opinion.

Pension and Welfare Officers can advise on what service qualifies as ‘eligible service’, on entitlements available under veterans’ and associated legislation, and information on a range of health and community services.

Eligible veterans can receive assistance in applying for a service pension, disability pension and a range of other allowances such as :

  • Attendant Allowance
  • Bereavement Payments
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Funeral Benefit
  • Income  Support Supplement
  • Loss of Earnings Allowance
  • Mobility Allowance
  • Pharmaceutical Allowance
  • Renting and Rent Assistance
  • Telephone and Internet allowance

Committe Members


President: Randall New


Vice President: Peter Hindle


Secretary: Coralee Goedhart


Assistant Secretary:  Vacant


Treasurer: Steve Boyle 


Other Committee Members


The APPVA has items available for sale to its members and the public. Proceeds from products purchased are utilised to support the aims and objectives of the APPVA. 
To order via mail.  dwnload the order Form   pdf document, then print it, fill it out and mail the completed form to: 
APPVA Merchandise,
PO Box 552,
VIC 3228
Note: GST, postage and handling are included in the cost of each item unless noted otherwise.All purchases are subject to our Refund Policy pdf document.


Polo ShirtColours available:
Navy Blue, Light Blue, Chocolate,
Green, Pink, Black, White$38


APPVA CapThis is a one size fits all cap with the APPVA badge sewn on the front.
Available in Navy Blue only.$20


APPVA Keyring

(APPVA Members)

Nameplate image


Stubby Holder
APPVA Stubby Holder. Available in Navy Blue only.$8




One of our members has produced an extensive range of stickers that display various campaigns and operations that our Veterans have participated in. A portion of the sale of each sticker is donated to the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project.
For further details please visit the website:


Book: "COMBAT MEDIC" - Terry PickardCombat Medic is a personal account of one Australian soldier who found himself at
the centre of events that shocked the world, and the personal toll that he paid.Click here for a detailed description

A Pogo's PerspectiveBook: "SOLDIERS' Tales" - Danny NeaveSoldiers’ Tales is a treasure trove of some of the most personal events and
insights told by Australian soldiers in their own words.Click here for a detailed description

.Book: "Aussie SOLDIER" - Danny NeaveSpanning a long history of wars, battles, and peacekeeping missions around the world,
Aussie Soldier is a collection of anecdotes of life in military uniform.Click here for a detailed description
Pogo imageBook: "A Pogo's Perspective" - Greg SmithGreg Smith walks the reader through his call-up, training and discipline. He then details
his role and experiences as a Pogo, which will be an eye opener for many.Click here for a detailed descriptionGreg is very generously donating a large proportion of the sale from each book to the APPVA.

Townsville Branch:

VVAA, WVAA at Zacs House

Address:715 Ross River Road Kirwan       (View Map)


        Monday:     8am to 11.30am

  Wednesday:     8am to 11.30am

Phone: 07 4723 5562


Postal Address

PO Box  887,









To Join On line or Renew Membership Please press here:  download box

or alternatively you can Download a form here: download box and mail it to.


APPVA PO Box 480,

Boronia Vic 3155

Phone: 0419 544 342

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This is not an official website of the Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal, State or Territory Police Services, Philanthropic / Charitable / Benevolent Organistions and Associations or, the Commonwealth of Australia including its States and Territories. Everything on this site is provided to you "AS IS". The APPVA QLD  Branch does not warrant the accuracy of any of the material contained in this site or that it fits any particular purpose. The thoughts and written articles contained within this website are not necessarily those of the membership of the APPVA, Ex-Service Organisations, or sponsors of the APPVA. While we try to make sure all content is up to date and correct, unfortunately APPVA can not guarantee the accuracy of the material on our site. In addition, the APPVA QLD Branch shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property, by reason of your use of, access to, or downloading of any material from, this site. Some jurisdictions may not allow certain limitations of warrantees and damages, so some of the above exclusions may not all apply to you. Neither APPVA QLD Branch, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this site, shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, costs, losses or liabilities whatsoever arising out of your access to, or use of, this site. The Committee will not disclose any details of APPVA Members, constituents, or supporters without the consent of said Members, constituents, or supporters. The APPVA  QLD Branch has no editorial control of any websites that it may link to from this website.

Support Organisations


 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of Australia (on Facebook)

 United Nations and Overseas Policing Association of Australia (UNOPAA)



Navy Daily

Army News

Air Force News

AFP News

ADF Global Operations Department of Defence
ADF Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN) Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (DART)
ADF Peace Operations Training Centre Defence Community Organisation (DCO)
ADF 'Touchbase' website
Defence - National Welfare Coordination Centre (NWCC)
Army Support to Wounded Injured and Ill Program (SWIIP) Defence Transition Support Services
ComSuper - Defence Force
and public sector employees
Royal Australian Navy
Military Super - post October 1991 Australian Army
Defence Forces Retirement & Death Benefits Scheme (DFRDB) (pre Oct 1991)
& DFRB (pre Oct 1972)
Royal Australian Air Force
Defence ForceNet Australian Federal Police
Defence Honours & Awards (DH&A) Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)
24/7 Phone 1800 011 046
Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal (DHAT) Younger Veterans in Residential Care pdf document



dministrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

Consolidated Library of Information & Knowledge (CLIK)
(contains DVA's legislation, policy and reference material)
Australian Government publications & website search ComSuper - public sector and Defence Force employees
ComLaw - the most complete & up-to-date collection
of Commonwealth legislation available
Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
National Archives of Australia DVA: Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Grants program
Prime Minister of Australia DVA: ESO Round Table
Prime Ministerial Advisory Council (PMAC) on Ex-Service Matters DVA Fact Sheets
Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA) DVA: Training and Information Program (TIP)
Veterans Review Board (VRB) DVA Vetaffairs newspaper a non-partisan website run by charity that aims to
make it easy for people to keep tabs on their representatives in Federal Parliament.
DVA: Young Veterans – Contemporary Needs Forum (YVF) - Internet & mobile phone safety program.
aims to bridge the gulf in knowledge between adults and
young people on technology-related issues.


ADF: Defence Asbestos Exposure Evaluation Scheme (DAEES) Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
The University of Melbourne
ADF: Joint Health Command Australian Dental Association
ANZAC Research Institute Australian Medical Association
Australasian Military Medicine Association Black Dog Institute
Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health
Official Journal of Australian Military Medicine Association
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)
Centre for Military & Veterans' Health
(UQ, UA and CDU)
Families After Trauma Foundation
Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Website
wellbeing and care for chronically ill Gold Card holders
HealthInsite (healthdirect Australia)
one of the most popular Australian websites for people seeking
reliable information about health and wellbeing online.
Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program
on DVA Website
Healthdirect Australia (Health Information Services)
Telephone triage, health advice and information line
wholly or jointly funded by federal, state and territory governments.
DVA Health and Wellbeing Information Kids Helpline
a counselling service for Australian children & young people aged between 5 and 25 years
DVA 'At-Ease' Mental Health Information Military Health Outcomes Program (MilHOP) Studies
DVA Health research publications National Medicines Policy Quality Use of Medicines (QUM)
Veterans' Medicines Advice & Therapeutics Education Services
(DVA Veterans' MATES)
Optometrists Association Australia
VVCS Wellbeing Toolbox Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)
24/7 Phone 1800 011 046
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia PSA)
Timor Leste Family Health Study Picking Up The Peaces for PTSD
Vietnam Veterans’ Family Study  


Afghanistan - International Security Assistance Force (NATO) Solomon Islands - RAMSI
Austrian Blue Helmet Association South African Legion of Military Veterans
Belgian Blue Helmets Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
The Blue Helmets - Canada Sweden Peacekeepers
Canadian Peacekeepers Swiss MINURSO Peacekeepers
Canadian Association of Veterans in UN Peacekeeping UK - Forces Reunited
East Timor - UNTAET UK - Royal British Legion
Finland Peacekeepers UK - Service Personnel and Veterans Agency
International Forum for Challenges of Peace Operations UN Mine Action Gateway
Irish UN Veterans Association National Site United Nations - Peacekeeping
Irish UN Veterans Association Post 3 Wexford UN Police Magazine
New Zealand Veterans' Affairs US - Department of Veterans Affairs
Royal New Zealand Returned & Services Association US - Global
Norwegian Veterans Association for International Operations US - National Security Archive
Philippine Peacekeepers US - Veterans Service Organizations
Polish Association of Veterans of UN Peacekeeping Operations
(Coalition Casualty Count)
Russian Association of Veterans of UN Peacekeeping Missions ZIF: Center for International Peace Operations
Soldiers of Peace International Association (SPIA)  



AUSTRALIAN PEACEKEEPING MEMORIAL PROJECT APMP granted Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by Australian Tax Officeyes
Australian War Memorial ADELAIDE: National War Memorial
Australian National, State & Territory War Memorials BRISBANE: Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square
DVA Office of Australian War Graves WAR MEMORIALS INFORMATION CANBERRA: ACT Memorial
DVA Office of Australian War Graves OVERSEAS MEMORIAL SEARCH DARWIN Cenotaph
Fort Queenscliff HOBART War Memorial (Cenotaph)
NSW War Memorials Register MELBOURNE: Shrine of Remembrance
Queensland War Memorial Register PERTH: State War Memorial Cenotaph
S.A & N.T. War Memorial Listing SYDNEY: ANZAC Memorial
War Memorials in Tasmania Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk SEYMOUR
W.A. Memorial Sites


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