The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia
Western Australia Branch Incorporated
 

The P.V.A. is a unique Australian organisation. It was formed in 1999 in NSW. Since then members from around Australia have joined the Association. WA formed an Incorporated State Branch in May 2003 and currently has a membership of approximately 180. 

Membership is open to all current and former partners and widow/ers of veterans with qualifying service, regardless of which armed force or conflict the veteran served in. 

The P.V.A. offers emotional support and friendship of others in a similar situation. Members are regularly informed of their entitlements and avenues of support available throughout the Veteran and wider community. We are currently in contact with Centrelink to work out a way to avoid the ongoing problems with the Carers Allowance. Members are kept informed by a quarterly National Newsletter and also a state newsletter. 

WA currently has Support Groups in Bunbury, Burns Beach, Northern Suburbs, Perth and South West (Mandurah). In 2004 we hope to obtain funding for an Awareness Campaign to allow us to travel throughout the state to talk to partners in the rural and country areas. As part of the Awareness Campaign we will be holding our Quarterly State Committee Meetings away from Perth with Dongara in February and hopefully Kalgoorlie in May. 

Our Perth meeting is held at 25 Irwin St Perth on the second Tuesday of the month at 9.30am 1.30pm. 

Further details and membership application forms may be obtained from Sandra Cross (08) 9248 1104 or wscross@bigpond.net.au or Box 3177 MALAGA DC WA 6945

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