Women’s Veterans Network Australia
The Women Veterans Network Australia (WVNA) is a relatively new entity in the Ex-Service Organisation (ESO) space, but it has seen rapid growth since first establishing a social media presence in July 2016. Women Veterans Network Australia is a network helping current and ex-service women to connect with each other to share information and access services. With over 20 Regional Groups located across the Nation, WVNA is the only organization in Australia that is solely focused on the well-being, and unique transitional and health needs of female veterans.
WVNA is slightly different from a number of other ESOs in that it does not provide any direct services such as welfare or advocacy. It is, however, a network that shares information and can assist women veterans to locate a support service in their area. As a network, it has a number of smaller groups such as well-being groups that members can utilize as required. Western Sydney is one of those – meetings regularly at the Penrith RSL Club.
The majority of WVNA members enjoy the social comradery and support in a peer support environment. There has been a great support for WVNA from many RSL Clubs and sub-Branches, with many of its members also being active members in the RSL. Del Gaudry, who is still a reservist with the RAAF is the Regional Coordinator for the Western Sydney WVNA group. The group mostly meets on the last Sunday of the month at 2 pm.
“I would like to thank the Board, Neel and his team for the ongoing support of WVNA.” Del Gaudry
If you are a current or ex-serving woman who is looking to connect with a veteran group then please visit our website www.wvna.org.au. or find us on Facebook.
For further details on WVNA – Western Sydney please contact:
Del Gaudry (Sydney Coordinator)