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Defence Archives to provide secure online records access
Defence Archives and Service Centres (DASC) is upgrading its systems and processes to provide customers with faster secure access to records via the internet.
Beginning 10 January 2018, DASC will upload completed requested records to a secure Defence website for easy customer access.
DASC will email a unique link and password to the relevant customer to provide them with online access to the requested records.
Customers must provide a valid email address at the time of placing a records request to access the online service.
Please call 1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362) if you do not have a valid email address.
ANZAC of the Year Awards 2017
The State Branch of the Victorian RSL has made available four Tertiary Scholarships to be awarded annually to four veterans transitioning from the Defence Force into civilian life. We hope it can offer an attractive and meaningful career alternative for those people looking for a strong community to transition to following the completion of their service.
1. Candidates must have served a minimum period of 5 years and are Australian citizens or hold permanent residency and are eligible for citizenship, or those discharged for medical reasons;
2. Must have outstanding academic achievement or outstanding sporting achievement in previous studies;
3. Demonstrated commitment to the Defence Force and the broader community;
4. Lodge a written essay of 1000 words describing their military experience
5. Ten finalists are to be interviewed by either the State President or Secretary and panel. Four of the candidates being the finalists each receiving $10k.
6. Successful applicants have the right to re-apply for follow up;
Applications open from 1st March, 2017 until 31st August, 2017 for the commencement Summer Semester 2018
Please send applications to:
4 Collins Street
To download appliacations for Awards please select from these options.
- 50 Year Long Service
- 75 Year Long Service
- Women's Auxiliary 50 Year Service
- Life Membership
- Women's Auxiliary Life Membership
- Meritorious Service Medal
- National Certificate of Merit with Gold Badge
- State Certificate of Appreciation
Vietnam Veterans' Family Study
The Vietnam Veterans Family Study (VVFS) is the most significant research program ever undertaken by the Australian Government into the health of the families of Australia’s Vietnam veterans.
The study examined the physical, mental and social health of Vietnam veterans and their families, covering a broad range of health outcomes for these people.
Over 27,000 people participated in the studies, including Vietnam veterans, partners and their children. Defence Force personnel of the same era who did not deploy to Vietnam, and their families, participated in the study as a control group.
To read further details regarding the study, please click HERE to be directed to the Department of Veteran's Affairs Website.
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