Nearly $1.8 million to go to helping veterans across Queensland

Published Thursday, 30 November, 2023 at 12:35 PM


Premier and Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Assistant Minister to the Premier for Veterans’ Affairs and the Public Sector
Mr Bart Mellish

  • Ex-service organisations supported by Palaszczuk Government’s Anzac Day Trust Fund grants
  • $1,606,919.55 through annual Anzac Day Trust Fund Grant Program
  • $178,005.77 through Anzac Day Trust Fund COVID-19 Grant Program

The wellbeing of Queensland’s veterans and their dependents will be enhanced with 179 ex-service organisations benefiting from the latest round of funding through the Palaszczuk Government Anzac Day Trust Fund.

There are 169 organisations across Queensland which will share more than $1.6 million through the annual Anzac Day Trust Fund Grant Program.

In addition, 10 organisations will share more than $178,000 through the third and final year of the Anzac Day Trust Fund Covid-19 Grant Program, which supports veterans affected by the pandemic.

The Anzac Day Trust Fund Grant Program, funded by the Palaszczuk Government since 1965, is administered by the Queensland Veterans’ Council.

Quotes attributable to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:

“Our government is proud to support the Anzac Day Trust Fund Grant Program, which assists ex-service organisations to improve the lives of veterans and their dependents.

“We are committed to supporting the veterans’ community to enhance the lives and outlook of Queensland’s veterans.”

Quote attributable to Assistant Minister to the Premier for Veterans’ Affairs and the Public Sector Bart Mellish:

“The many ex-service organisations across Queensland which provide wonderful support and practical help are often run by volunteers, so I’m really proud to be part of a government that’s giving back to those dedicated people.

“We know how critical the assistance these organisations provide is, so it’s great to see these groups benefiting through our Anzac Day Trust Fund Grant Program.”

Quote attributable to the Queensland Veterans’ Council Chair Quentin Masson DSM:

“Queensland’s veterans have given so much in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions, and the Anzac Day Trust Fund Grant Program ensures they can look forward to the support they need and deserve.”

Further information:

Recipients include:

  • Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub-branches (including Magnetic Island, Bowen, Nanango, Roma, Gayndah, Bundaberg, St George, Charleville, Monto and Babinda)
  • National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (Cairns Branch)
  • Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Women (Toowoomba)
  • Australian War Widows Queensland
  • Young Veterans Australia (Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Central Qld, Toowoomba, North Brisbane, Redlands, Gold Coast Chapters)
  • Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Queensland Sub-branches (Townsville, Brisbane North, and Bribie Island and District)
  • Vietnam Veterans Federation Queensland (Brisbane/Gold Coast Sub-branch)
  • Veterans of Australia Association
  • Veterans Retreat Limited
  • Legacy Club of Brisbane

For more information about the Anzac Day Trust Fund grants recipients, visit the Queensland Veterans’ Council website.