Legacy Australia

Legacy is a voluntary organisation providing services to families of veterans who have died or given their health. Today, Legacy's caring and compassionate services 43,000 beneficiaries including 1,300 children and youth (0-26 years) and 1,100 beneficiaries with a disability.  

Legacy is supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Our support and services now extend to include the dependants of members of today's Australian Defence Force who lose their lives or their health as a result of their military service.

  • Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of our families through innovative and practical programs aimed at the protection of individuals and families basic needs;
  • Advocating for their entitlements, rights and benefits;
  • Assisting families through bereavement; and
  • Helping people thrive, despite their adversity and loss.

There are over 3,600 volunteers around Australia who act as mentors to widows and their families and who ensure Legacy's promise to care for the families of deceased veterans is kept.