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The Geelong and District Vietnam Veterans Centre located at 31 Mt Pleasant Road, Belmont, is now closed due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus outbreak) until further notice, as a consideration for the safety of our members.  Members can still seek assistance by calling the Centre on 03 5243 3700, where the call will be redirected to a member who can assist them with their enquiry.  Take care and keep your family and friends safe.

“Over the coming weeks/months, we propose to personally contact each member of the Sub Branch to check on your wellbeing and to see if need any assistance from us.  We have all had our daily life disrupted in so many way and it is important that we look out for each other and our families, no matter how long this goes on for.  We shall be calling on the telephone, so please don’t hang up thinking it is ‘one of those calls‘, it is just us keeping in touch.”                                                                                                                                                                            President, Rieny Nieuwenhof.

 

Vietnam Veterans Centre, Belmont

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As the current situation unfolds in regard to the Covid-19 outbreak (Coronavirus), it has been decided by the Committee that all Pay Day lunches, Meetings and other regular group gatherings of the Geelong and District Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Sub-branch be cancelled or postponed until further notice.  Check this website or member emails for further updates.

The Geelong ANZAC Day Dawn Service has been cancelled, as has the Geelong R.S.L. ANZAC Day Commemorative March and Johnstone Park Service.

 Please Note:  The Geelong Vietnam Veterans Museum at Osborne House Swinburne Street, North Geelong, is currently closed whilst building repairs are being carried out by The City of Greater Geelong.

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A selection of Rememberance panels and inlaid plaques along the walkway, part of the Vietnam Veterans Avenue of Honour and Memorial Park Precinct, Melbourne Road, North Geelong.  If you are in Geelong, make a point of visiting the Avenue of Honour, take a walk along the avenue and see for yourself the plaques and panels commemorating those who served in Vietnam – 1965-1972.

 
  • Avenue of Honour Large Image Panel: H.M.A.S. Sydney
 

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Contact the Geelong Surf Coast Veterans Centre for all matters relating to welfare and pensions. You can visit the centre at 14 Griffith Street, Grovedale, or call 03-5222 6003.

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OPEN ARMS – VETERANS and FAMILIES COUNSELLING

“Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling” formerly known as “Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)” and Veterans Line can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia, for crisis support and free  and confidential counselling.                                                                                                                                                         Open Arms – Veterans and Family Counselling is a national mental health service that provides 24 hour free and confidential counselling, group programs and suicide prevention training for current and ex-serving ADF members, and their families. To get support or to find out more, call 1800011046 or visit “www.OpenArms.gov.au“.

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“Honour The Dead But Fight Like Hell For The Living”

VVAA (Vietnam Ribbon Bar)