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Veteran liaison

Veteran liaison

We provide support and assistance to veterans who are patients at Austin Health.

About us

Veteran Liaison provides a contact point for veteran enquiries and assistance at Austin Health.

Our two Veteran Liaison Officers, Robert Winther and Siobhan Hodgins, provide the service.

The office is located at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, but assists staff and patients across all three campuses within Austin Health. 

Our services

We provide the following services to veterans:

  • Support and assistance
  • Advocacy on your behalf
  • Connection to other community services, including services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The Veterans Centre, which provides pension, advocacy and welfare support as well as access to representatives from RSL Vic Branch and Melbourne Legacy
  • Observance services
  • Tours for veteran groups
  • Other activities for the veteran community

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not holding observance services and other events at this time.

We look forward to being able to come together as a community again as soon as it is safe to do so.


You do not need a referral to access our service.

Contact us

Veteran Liaison and Veterans Centre

Robert Winther
Veteran Liaison Officer        

Phone:  03 9496 2324


Siobhan Hodgins
Veteran Liaison Officer

Phone: 03 9496 2290



Veteran Liaison and Veterans Centre
Ground Floor, North Wing
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
300 Waterdale Road
Ivanhoe Victoria

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Postal address

Veteran Liaison
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
PO Box 5444
Ivanhoe Victoria
Australia, 3081