Frequently Asked Questions

Bravery Trust welcomes your queries. Please see a list of commonly asked questions below. For other queries please contact us.
Who does Bravery Trust assist?

Bravery Trust provides financial support to current and former ADF members, and their families, of the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force. We also provide care to family members of those veterans who have died as a result of their service.

How do I know if I am eligible for assistance?

If you are a current or former member of the ADF who has sustained physical or mental injuries as a result of your service and you are experiencing financial hardship you are eligible to apply for assistance.

Alternatively, you may also be eligible to apply if you are the immediate family member of a current or former ADF member who has died as a result of their service including those who have died as a result of their physical or mental injuries and you are experiencing financial hardship.

How do I apply for assistance?

For an application form or if you have a general enquiry please contact us.

Can I refer someone I know who needs help?

Yes. We encourage family, friends and colleagues to contact us if you know a veteran or a family member in need.

What sort of assistance is available?

Bravery Trust provides financial support to service veterans and their families who are suffering hardship as a result of their service. Financial assistance is provided in the areas of:

  • Rent
  • Household expenses, utilities and food vouchers
  • Education & training, including educational resources
  • Compulsory Third Party insurance and registrations
  • Car service, repairs and fuel vouchers
  • Health care
  • Financial counselling


Although the majority of families that initially seek help from the Trust require immediate support for essential household and utility bills, including food vouchers, the Trust continues to work with them to help them achieve longer term independence. We provide them with tools and resources specific to their needs, such as financial counselling and retraining, so that they are eventually empowered to improve their own circumstances.

The Trust works both directly with beneficiaries and collaboratively with other care organisations to provide a holistic solution to their needs as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Is assistance limited to immediate family members?

Under the terms of the Bravery Trust, assistance can only be provided to the current or former ADF member affected by their service or their immediate dependant(s).

Dependants are any of the following:

  • A spouse or de facto spouse of the member
  • A child of the member up to 25 years of age
  • A child of the spouse or de facto spouse of a member who is or was totally dependent on the member (irrespective of whether the child is the biological child of the member) up to 25 years of age

If I receive assistance will it be confidential?


If I have received assistance from other trusts or organisations can I still apply?

Each application for assistance will be considered on its own merits. However, you may not be eligible for further assistance if you are already in receipt of similar support from a government agency or a similar trust which has been established for the purpose of providing similar relief of financial hardship to members from any particular section of the ADF and their dependants.

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Bob Cronin AM, Group Editor in Chief, West Australian Newspapers