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Who we are

Wounded Heroes Australia is a national community organisation established in 2007 to support Australian servicemen and women and their families, and to ease the financial, emotional and personal hardships of contemporary military life.

What we do

We do whatever it takes to fund support services for deployed personnel, the wounded and their families. This is principally done by providing short-term emergency relief payments to individuals and their families, although funds are also available for other purposes where a need exists.  

Why we do this

Wounded Heroes was created to assist our brave men and women, some with wounds you can see: some with wounds

you can’t.

In the Middle East, Iraq, Afganistan, Timor Leste and elswhere, Australia’s military personnel continue to do their duty. But there are 1000’s of military veterans who have served here and overseas, most have seen the good work the forces do around the world, others have also seen the horrors that conflict can bring. One thing that connects them all is that they have put their lives on the line for our country.


48.4% of veterans discharging from the Defence Force develop mental health issues within the first 12 months of discharge.


Assistance can be a simple as food, fuel, telephone, rent and can provide solutions for the more difficult or ongoing issues. 


“We pledge ourselves to provide

material and emotional support to

the deployed, the wounded and

their families.


Why? Because they give more, risk

more and sacrifice more. We will mobilise

and channel Australia’s goodwill to repay that debt.”


Jim Shapcott, Chairman & Founder

Wounded Heroes Australia


The men and women of the Australian Defence Force answer the call of duty selflessly and without hesitation, and forfeit much during their service to Australia. They give more, risk more and sacrifice more, and in the event of wounds or injury, their lives will never be the same again.


Standing behind these young men and women are their families, silent and supportive who get on with everyday life during their loved one’s absence, or convalescence after their return from operations.


Australia owes these military personnel and their families a debt of gratitude

for their service. 


Where our funding comes from

Wounded Heroes Association Inc. is a Registered Australian Public

Benevolent Institution. ABN 91 644 109 140

and is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 23 Jul 2014. It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income
Tax Assessment Act 1997.


Army parade. Matthew Ansell
Daddy's Home
7th Brigade, Brisbane


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