The Launceston VeteranHub can now offer local veterans and their families access to improved facilities after the official opening today of its refurbished premises at the Launceston RSL.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the Australian Government has contributed $250,000 towards the refurbishments and renovations.
“I’m pleased to officially open the enhanced facilities at the Launceston VeteranHub, creating a more modern and welcoming space for the local veteran community,” Minister Keogh said.
“Through this Hub, the Veteran community from across the region will be able to access a range of support services, including for mental health, wellbeing, advocacy, employment and housing advice, and social connection.”
The Australian Government’s Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs program enables vital support services to be delivered across communities, tailored to the needs of veterans and families in the area.
Hubs can also provide a space for veterans’ services and advocacy organisations to co-exist and provide integrated support to current and ex-service personnel and families.
“The Australian Government has committed $46.7 million in funding to develop more Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs across the country, which will double the size of the hub network and better support those who are currently serving or who have served in the Australian Defence Force, and their families,” Minister Keogh said.