Veterans Grants

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (GO3172)

The program is designed to:

  • preserve Australia’s wartime heritage
  • involve people around the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations
  • promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation. 

Community grants of a maximum of $10,000 are for local, community-based projects and activities.  (Please note: unincorporated entity grant activities can only receive up to $10,000.)

Eligible activities include the following (but please refer to the Guidelines for a complete list):

  • Development of a digital honour roll
  • Restoration of an honour board
  • Purchase of a cabinet to display military memorabilia
  • Installation of a flagpole to display Australian National Flag/son days of commemoration

(Please note: free Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags are available from Zali Steggall's electoral office.  Please phone 9977 6411.)

Major grants of $10, 001-$150, 000 are for major commemorative projects and activities.

Eligible activities include the following (but please refer to the Guidelines for a complete list):

  • Construction of a new memorial to commemorate Australian service personnel killed whilst serving in the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan
  • Construction of an interactive memorial walking track dedicated to Australian service personnel from the Vietnam war.
  • Publication of a book commemorating Australian service personnel from the Malayan Emergency.
  • Development of a digital honour roll and interpretive signage to commemorate the history of service personnel from a particular region
  • Development of a documentary commemorating Australian Prisoners of War

Total funding amount $3.5 million for 2020-21

Closes 10 June 2021, 7 October 2021, 8 February 2022

For more information, please click here and here.


Community War Memorials Fund

This grant helps conserve, repair and protect war memorials to support community commemoration.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available.

Grants to improve the accessibility of war memorials are capped at $2,000.

Local RSL Sub-branches and local councils may apply for an existing war memorial commemorating Australia's military heritage.

Eligible activities include:

1. Specialist conservation advice for war memorials

2. Preservation work 

3. Restoration work

4. Other works such as improving equitable access to a memorial ($2,000 cap) or relocation of memorials for public safety

Closes 26 July 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.