WHAT'S ON 2019


  • 11th November – Remembrance Day


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Veterans' Health Week (VHW) 2013

Veterans’ Health Week will be held on 14–20 October 2013 and provides an opportunity for veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families to participate, connect and influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends.

DVA will be partnering with ex-service organisations (ESOs) and community groups to develop a program of fun and interactive VHW activities at a local level.

This year’s theme is "Physical Activity - Fitness, Strength, Flexibility, and Balance". Physical activity participation is good for health.  There is an appropriate type and amount of physical activity for each and every person. VHW 2013 participants will receive the tools and information necessary to help them better understand their body and its limits.

A range of activities will focus on the key messages of the Week.

  • Find the Strength - the mental strength to be able to participate in activities to help prevent illness and injury.
  • Develop the Flexibility - taking a flexible approach to how you structure your day to enable you to be active throughout the course of a normal day.
  • Maintain the Balance - finding the right balance of exercise, nutrition, and rest.
  • Enjoy the Fitness - the condition in which a person's body is physically healthy through exercise and good nutrition.




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WHAT'S ON 2019




Month Date Function Event/Time Place
Aug 18th Vietnam Veterans' Day At War Memorial on corner Clarence and Horton Street Port Macquarie        1100hrs on the 18th August service Vietnam Veterans' Day (Long Tan Day), all ex-service personnel and members of the public are invited to attend
AUG 25th AGM At Veteran Support Centre   Starts 1000hrs COME ALONG AND VOTE IN THE NEW COMMITTEE
Sept 9th Peacekeepers & Peacemakers Day Details to follow
Sept 11th Commemoration Day

At War Memorial on corner Clarence and Horton Street Port Macquarie       

1100hrs on 11th September Service to commemorate the September 11 attack on the Twin Towers in America which was also the day that Australia first committed troops to Iraq and ultimately Afghanistan. The service will be conducted by the Port Macquarie RSL sub-Branch in conjunction with veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Oct 16th 75th Anniversary of the end of Australian PoWwork

Hellfire Pass and the completion of the Thai Burma Railway

Commemorative Service, Ballarat, Victoria
Nov 11th Remembrance Day

101 years since the end of WW1 - the war to end all wars


At War Memorial on corner Clarence and Horton Street Port Macquarie     

1045hrs on the 11th November service to remember our departed comrades and those who suffered in all wars and armed conflicts, all ex-service personnel and members of the public are invited to attend




Lake Cathie Joint Association Picnic

RAR/AACC personnel Reunion

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