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COVID-19 UPDATE – Please note, due to impacts from the current Public Health Order, the Nowra Veteran Wellbeing Centre office is currently closed.

The team are still available and you contact us via the ‘Contact Us’ link above.

The Nowra Veteran Wellbeing Centre

A veteran-centric community focused program offering a variety of wellbeing services for veterans and their families.

The Nowra VWC is now delivering services out of its temporary office location at 1/19 Nowra Lane, Nowra 2541.

The service model for the Nowra Veteran Wellbeing Centre is based on the DVA Veteran Wellbeing Centre model, consisting of 7 key elements:

  • Health
  • Education and skills
  • Housing
  • Social support and connection
  • Employment
  • Income and finance
  • Recognition and respect

If you are a service provider who is interested in joining our consortium to offer support to veterans or provide outreach services, please complete the contact us form above.

Read more about the services we offer below.

  • Hosting and connection to wellbeing programs
    Hosting and connection to wellbeing programs

    Our team will help assess your overall wellbeing and link you in with the support services you need.

    If you are a service provider looking to host programs or classes from our centre, get in touch.

  • DVA Claims and Advocacy
    DVA Claims and Advocacy

    As part of the DVA claims process, we can help you complete your application and submit the correct forms. If you’re just looking for a bit of advice, we can help with that too.

    If DVA has rejected your claim and you’re dissatisfied, we can also refer you to our advocacy team in RSL DefenceCare who can review your case, and provide independent advice on what to do next.

    For more information about claims and the appeals process, check out DVA claims and appeals.

  • Employment assistance
    Employment assistance

    RSL Employment

    We support veterans and their partners to find meaningful employment through the RSL Employment Program.

    Our team work with veterans and their partners to determine how they can best support their search for employment. Services within the program include:

    • Career counselling and help translating skills for the civilian job market
    • Help interpreting selection criteria
    • Writing CVs and application letters and social media profiles
    • Interview coaching
    • Connections to employers
    • Wellbeing support services

    Veterans and their families can access the employment program by visiting the Employment Program website, or by calling (02) 8088 0388.

    RSL Employment is funded by the Australian Government.

    NSW Veterans Employment Program

    Veterans can also access support for finding jobs in the public sector with the NSW Government through the NSW Veterans Employment Program.

  • Counselling
    Counselling

    Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling will have regular office hours based out of our centre. Once these times are confirmed we will provide further information.

    If you need counselling support, please contact Open Arms on 1800 011 046 (open 24 hours)

    They will also be engaging with veterans in the local area through their Community and Peer Networking program.

Community Engagement Activities

Thank you to everyone who attended our last community engagement activity.

Please watch this space for upcoming events to further discuss the progress of the centre and the operating model.

About the centre

RSL LifeCare is the recipient of a $5m DVA Grant to design, build, own and operate the Nowra Veteran Wellbeing Centre. This will be one of six centres being established across Australia as part of the Federal Government and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) commitment to providing wellbeing services to veterans in their local communities.

With a focus on the lifetime wellbeing of veterans, RSL LifeCare will lead a consortium of service providers to ensure veterans in the Nowra and surrounding region are provided access to a variety of services either at its temporary location on Nowra Lane or through outreach.

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