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.
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
DFWAQ Submission: Veteran Superannuation Invalidity Benefit Taxation
The Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 4) Bill 2022 includes proposed changes to how some veteran superannuation invalidity benefits are taxed, following the Douglas decision. DFWAQ made a submission to the Economics Legislation Committee regarding the proposed amendments.
Veterans Missing Out on Electricity Rebate – $372 a year
Some Queensland veterans may be missing out on the Queensland pensioners and seniors electricity rebate.
Hotline – July 2022
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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…
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. The meeting will be held at Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL, 2 Clewley Street, Corinda QLD 4075 Preceded by Morning Tea from 10:00 am. ATTENDING? Please Complete and Return the Attendance Form …
Hotline – November 2021
View or download the November 2021 edition of Hotline.