Veterans Australia NT is open to all ADF personnel - serving and ex-serving

WELCOME TO
VETERANS AUSTRALIA NT

We are a not for profit organisation representing the veteran community

of the Northern Territory

Our core values are to:

  • promote veterans and families health and well-being 

  • provide compensation and welfare Advocates who work in the Community of Practise

  • represent Territory veterans at NT Government level

  • support local schools and other community groups

 

We conduct regular monthly meetings at Reg Hillier House where issues important to Veterans, serving & ex-serving members of the ADF and their families are discussed.

 

We also have BBQ get-togethers to invite friends and family to have an afternoon out and a bit of a yarn with fellow vets.

 

We welcome veteran visitors from interstate to all of our meetings and events.

 

 

History

 

Initially VVAA  (Vietnam Veterans) NT Rural Sub Branch, incorporated in 2001, our priority was to provide support and assistance to the Vietnam veteran community.

 

Over the course of time we recognised the need to assist younger veterans and their families and changed the VVAA NT Sub Branch constitution to allow membership to all veterans. 

 

As a reflection of this, members felt that a name change would reflect the nature of our membership, so in late 2017 we became Veterans Australia NT.

 

The history of beginning as a Vietnam veterans group will always be valued and remembered.  

 

 

Advocacy

 

Accredited advocates authorised under Veterans Australia NT work in the Military Advocacy Services NT Community of Practice which provides compensation and wellbeing advocacy assistance to all veterans.

Contact the Team Leader Sue McCallum  smatdp@veteransaustraliant.org.au

REG HILLIER HOUSE

A welcome space for Territory veterans 

 

Prior to 17 April 2005, VVAA NT Rural Sub Branch held meetings at the Howard Springs Reserve. 

On 21 September 2006, after much hard work by our Vet Shed Sub Committee, Tony Berryman, Mick Markham and Peter Mansell, we received notification of Crown Lease Registration to VVAA NT Rural Sub Branch of 135 Bees Creek Road.

 

This is the first time in the history of VVAA (NT) that the Association has had their own premises. 

Many names had been thrown around prior to the transfer of registration, but at the VVAA NT Rural Sub Branch meeting on 19 November, members voted to name our recently acquired premises ‘Reg Hillier House’. 

Reg Hillier was the only Territorian killed in Vietnam. There is a plaque on the Darwin Cenotaph in honour of Reg as well as a Park in Palmerston named after him.

Nr Neil Bond, Reg’s nephew kindly unveiled the Opening Plaque on 17th August 2008.

 
 

A BIT ABOUT REG

Reginal H. Hillier, 26

 

Born in Coonabarabran, NSW, Reg was a stockman before he enlisted in October 1961. He deployed to Vietnam with the first of the Australian troops as a section commander with B Company 1RAR in June 1965.

Reg was killed in action at Vo Dat, Binh Tuy Province, November 29, 1965.

The South Vietnamese Government awarded him a Military Merit Medal and a Gallantry Cross with Palm describing him as a courageous combatant.

A "lovable larrakin", Corporal Reginald Hedley Hillier's remains were returned to Australia in 2016 as part of the “Bring them Home” campaign led by our President Bob Shewring. He was laid to rest at Adelaide River War Cemetery as reported in the NT News June 12th 2016.

OUR COMMITTEE

Please do not hesitate to contact the Committee if you have any queries about veterans issues. sec@veteransaustraliant.org.au

PRESIDENT

Bob Shewring

Mobile: 0408 831 493

Email

pres@veteransaustraliant.org.au

VICE PRESIDENT

Norm Cramp

Mobile: 0418 844 682 

Email

vp@veteransaustraliant.org.au

SECRETARY

Sue McCallum

Mobile: 0414 511 952 

Email

sec@veteransaustraliant.org.au

TREASURER

Bob Wood OAM

Mobile: 0417 091 765 

Email

treas@veteransaustraliant.org.au

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

We hold a variety of events and meet-ups at Reg Hillier House, browse our calendar to keep up with what's on.

ANZAC Day 2017 Dawn Service

Trauma Teddies Knitting Club

 
 

CONTACT US

135 Bees Creek Road (Freds Pass Road), Bees Creek, NT

PO Box 1861, Humpty Doo, NT 0836

Email: sec@veteransaustraliant.org.au

 

 

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