With mates behind you, there’s power to move forward.

At Mates4Mates, veterans and their families can find a way forward from service-related injuries. We understand the challenges they face and provide support proven to make a real difference.

How we can help

Four ways we are actively changing lives

Social connection activities

Regular opportunities for mateship and peer support through social and family activities.

Psychological services

Evidence-based therapies tailored to individuals, couples and family members in need of support.

Physical rehabilitation and wellbeing

Targeted programs to help with recovery from injury and improve health and wellbeing.

Skills for recovery programs

Innovative skills-based programs to improve resilience and quality of life.

Our Impact

We’re changing lives, one connection at a time. We’re here to provide support, rehabilitation and hope to people who serve, and their families. We have over 5,600 registered Mates and family members and in 2020 provided:

  • 23,000+ Face-to-face contacts nationally

  • 4,038 Psychology appointments

  • 2,269 Exercise physiology sessions

  • 7,500 Social connections

More on our organisation

Helping a mate will change their life and yours

It is only through the generosity of corporate partners, fundraising and donations that we can meet the ever-increasing need for our services and help veterans and their families. Your support matters. 

How you can be involved

Latest news


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Mates4Mates opens our Northern Territory Interim Centre

Mates4Mates, one of the country’s leading charities providing physical, psychological and social support services to the Defence community, today opened the first veterans’ health and wellbeing centre of its kind in the Territory, welcoming all former and current personnel, and their families, impacted by service.


Exercising in winter

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