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Welcome to the Defence Force Welfare Association Queensland Branch

Our focus is on providing volunteer based veteran advocacy, welfare, and bereavement services to the veteran community in Queensland. We are also active participants in national policy campaigns to help improve government services to veterans, serving defence members, and their families.

Need Help Accessing DVA Compensation and Rehabilitation?

If you need assistance in accessing veterans entitlements, or military/defence rehabilitation and compensation through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we can help.

We have a number of advocates who can assist you, or we can refer you to other advocates. Check out our advocacy page.

Get Involved

Want to get involved? Consider joining the branch.

There are a number of opportunities to get involved with the Branch.

Renew Your Membership

You can now pay your membership renewal online here.

Latest News and Updates

Vale Group Captain Rob Shortridge

I am sad to advise you that DFWAQ Executive Vice-President, and former President, Rob Shortridge passed away on 15 February. Since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, Rob fought valiantly and in true form held out well past the average time for the stage of this disease. He continued to show interest in and…

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Annual General Meeting

The Defence Force Welfare Association – Queensland Branch Inc. Annual General Meeting for 2021 will be held at 10:30 am on 30 September 2022. If there are no COVID restrictions The meeting will be held at RUSI Hall Victoria Barracks, Petrie Terrace Brisbane. Preceded by Morning Tea from 09:30 am. ATTENDING?   Please Complete and Return…

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Griffith University Military Transition Study

Griffith University is seeking ADF/military personnel who have transitioned from service in the last 10 years, to complete a confidential online survey. Transition from the military is an important issue and the study seeks to understand whether the values and beliefs developed during a persons’ service impact transition. At the end of the survey, participants…

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Queensland Veterans’ Council Bill 2021

On 22 April 2021, the Qld Premier introduced the Queensland Veterans’ Council Bill 2021 (Bill) into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Community Support and Services Committee for detailed consideration and report by Friday 11 June 2021.

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