The Geelong – Surfcoast Regional Veterans’ Centre is a non-profit organisation staffed by volunteers and is a member of theĀ Regional Veteran Centres Project (RVCP). The RVCP is recognised by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) which is very supportive and has a close working relationship with the various member organisations.

Our Pensions and Welfare Officers abide by the Code of Ethics taught by theĀ Training & Information Program (TIP), which is supported by DVA and the mainstream Ex-Service Organisations, or The Code of Conduct accepted under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by the Regional Veterans Centres Project.

Because of the Privacy Act we cannot initiate contact (such as hospital visits) without your consent/invitation.

This service is provided free of charge to you, the veteran and your family. We do get some assistance from the Federal Government through the BEST Funding Grants but as we are a volunteer organisation we also have to raise extra funding by ourselves so donations are gratefully accepted.

We have a ‘drop in centre’ at 120 Settlement Road Belmont and you are welcome to visit for a chat and a cuppa Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm .Our Welfare and Pensions Officers are at the Centre Monday to Friday and are always happy to provide advice or assistance as required.

If you are unable to visit the Centre by public transport, and don’t have your own motor vehicle, we may be able to provide transport in our Centre vehicle.