Minister Keogh and Shayne Neumann MP – RSL Queensland to develop Ipswich Veterans’ and Families’ Hub

Department of Veterans' Affairs

RSL Queensland to develop Ipswich veterans’ and families’ hub

The Albanese Government is committed to providing the best services and supports possible for Defence personnel, veterans and families.

Following a competitive application and business case process, today we can announce a $5.445 million grant will be provided to RSL Queensland to lead the establishment of a Veterans’ and Families’ Hub in Ipswich, Queensland, in collaboration with Mates4Mates and GO2 Health.

The expansion of the Veterans’ and Families’ Hub network will see more than 10,000 veterans and their families in Ipswich and its surrounds, access improved specialist services close to home.

RSL Queensland and Mates4Mates have a proven track record in the development and management of Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs, with their offerings now to be even further expanded with the support of GO2 Health.

The services facilitated by the Ipswich Hub will include a dedicated focus on medical interventions thanks to a partnership with GO2 Health, alongside the provision of physical and mental health rehabilitation services supported by Mates4Mates, and social and emotional wellbeing supports facilitated by RSL Queensland.

The Veterans’ and Families’ Hub will initially provide support through the Mates4Mates site in Ipswich and other existing RSL Queensland service facilities, before moving to a permanent site once established. Outreach services are already being provided and will be expanded upon across the Ipswich region, out to Toowoomba.

The expansion of the Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs network in the Ipswich region is part of the Government’s $46.7 million commitment to deliver ten new Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs across the country.

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