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
PO Box 274
Burpengary QLD 4505
Advocacy and Welfare Contacts
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.
715 Ross River Road Kirwan.
Office Contact: 07 47235562
Advocacy and Welfare
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
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 , then print it, fill it out and mail the completed form to:
PO Box 552,
VIC 3228Note: GST, postage and handling are included in the cost of each item unless noted otherwise.All purchases are subject to our Refund Policy .
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 LAPEL BADGE
APPVA Stubby Holder. Available in Navy Blue only.$8
CAMPAIGN STICKERSOne 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: www.displaymypride.com
BOOKSBook: "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$29
Book: "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$19
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$29
Book: "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.
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.
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