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.