About Us

Bravery Trust provides financial support to veterans, current and former members of the Australian Defence Force, and their families, who have suffered injury or illness as a result of their service and are experiencing financial hardship.

Bravery Trust, formerly known as the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Assistance Trust, was established in 2012 with a $14 million federal government grant. Our inaugural Chairman, Dr Ken Michael AC, former Governor of WA and Chancellor of the University of WA, established a dedicated and influential group of Board of Director trustees, most of whom have defence related backgrounds and who understand that each family’s circumstances are unique. Our current Chairman, Peter Fitzpatrick, continues this strong legacy.

Our organisational vision is that no family suffers financial hardship as a result of their sacrifice for the nation. We believe the freedoms enjoyed by all Australians are protected by the sacrifices of our veterans, their families, and the families of the fallen. It is as a grateful nation that we provide them financial support in times of need and tragedy, whilst also assisting them with resources and opportunities to lead productive lives in the community.

"The best way to honour those who have bravely fought for their country is to support them and their families in their hour of need.”
Peter Fitzpatrick, Chairman of Bravery Trust