Eligibility: The group is open to any current or ex-service persons who served in the Australian Defence Force. This includes anyone who has served in a full-time or part-time role in the Army, Navy, or Air force, with operational or non-operational service in or outside of Australia. Veterans of Australia’s strategic partners are also eligible to attend.

When we meet: The first Friday of every month at 6 pm at the Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch, 75 Havilah Road, Bendigo (on the Terrace)


What is the purpose of Central Victorian Veterans?

  • Offer veterans a sense of purpose and belonging.
  • Engage with other veterans to form social interaction through face-to-face and online events.
  • Create peer support networks for veterans and their families.
  • Improve overall health and wellbeing through social outings and events.
  • Provide an opportunity for veterans to have a voice that is heard at the Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch
  • Support the Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch mission and vision.


Central Victorian Veterans Mission

 Focus on helping veterans overcome poverty and health issues by supporting their overall health and wellbeing through peer support networks.


Vision Statement

Our Vision for every veteran: peace, happiness, and live life to its fullest.

For more information email: centralvictorianveterans@bendigorsl.com.au




War Medals may be worn only by the persons upon whom they were conferred and in no case does the right to wear war medals or their ribbons devolve upon a widow, parent, son or relative when the recipient is dead. Modifications of the above rule are permitted in connection with Remembrance and ANZAC Day ceremonies when relatives who desire to avail themselves on those days only, of the distinction of wearing the decoration and medals of deceased relatives, may do so ON THE RIGHT BREAST.


War medals (with certain exceptions) are worn on the left breast of the coat or in a corresponding place on the dress, as the case may be. War medals are worn to show the Sovereign’s head. War medals (or Campaign medals) are worn in the order of the dates of Campaigns for which they have been conferred, the first being obtained being farthest from the left shoulder. It is a Federal offence to wear medals and/or decorations for which you are not entitled.