Support for ADF Fire Fighters

By | Breaking News, News

As a part of the 2021–22 Budget, the Government allocated $6 million in support of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel who participated in fire training at Royal Australian Air Force Base Point Cook Fire Training School between 1 January 1957 and 31 December 1986.

These personnel were potentially exposed to a range of toxic chemicals at a time when personal protective equipment standards were lower than today.

Read the full story on the DVA website.

Changes to My Account & My Service

By | Breaking News, News

MyAccount will be turned off

Over the past few months, we have been increasing the services you can access on MyService.  MyService will soon be your one-stop access point for all your DVA online services.

As part of this change MyAccount will be turned off in the coming months.

MyService users will soon see DVA letters in their myGov inbox

We’re working towards having as many of our letters available digitally and being sent to your myGov inbox. This is a step forward to align with Australian Government service delivery standards. Delivery of your DVA letters is secure and myGov will automatically send you a message to let you know you have mail. You can access your mail on your preferred device wherever you have internet access.

Read the full story on the DVA website.

Recall Notice: Philips Breathing Support Devices

By | Breaking News, News
Electronics manufacturer, Philips, has announced a product defect correction for a range of medical breathing support devices due to concerns about potential defects.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is working with Philips to ensure the product defect correction is conducted quickly and safely.

Over the last 10 years, DVA has supplied around 1,700 clients with DVA-funded devices affected by the product defect correction. We are working with our service providers who supply these products to ensure affected clients are aware of the product defect correction and the need to register their affected devices with Philips.

Anyone who is affected by the product defect correction should speak to their treating physician, or health professional in the first instance.

DVA’s priority is the health and safety of veterans and their families and we will work closely with the TGA and our service providers to ensure affected clients continue to receive appropriate care.

Further information about the product defect correction is available on the TGA website.

Christmas in August! – An Update

By | Breaking News, News, Whats Happening

Hello All,

Yep, following today’s update from the State Government regarding Covid numbers and the potential for the lockdown to continue beyond Friday the 16th July, our Wellness and Wellbeing Function (Christmas in July) has been postponed until Sunday 22 August 2021.  I feel that even if it did go ahead, that there would be too many restrictions for us to enjoy ourselves.

We will not be issuing ticket refunds automatically. However, anyone wishing a refund should contact the Sub Branch by e-mail and arrangements will be made as soon as practicable. Hopefully we will all have a great time on Sunday 22 August.

Best Regards & Keep Safe

Bob Wilson

Hawkesbury River Boat Trip Postponed

By | Breaking News, News, Whats Happening

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the Hawkesbury River Boat trip has been postponed until 19 August, restrictions permitting. Bob Swift has spoken to the boat operator and has been advised that due to he size of the vessel and current social distancing restrictions, it is not economically possible to proceed. Therefore the trip has been rescheduled.

July Monthly Meeting Cancelled

By | Breaking News, News, Whats Happening

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions that come into force at 6pm on Saturday 26 June, the July 5th Monthly General Meeting has been cancelled. The Arie will be closed until the restrictions are relaxed.

The the Sub Branch Committee is making arrangements to work remotely where possible. Keep watching this web site for the latest information concerning Sub Branch activities.

In the meantime:

You can contact Bob Wilson via email In the event that there is an emergency he can be contacted on 0418 979 785

You can contact George Meier via email – In the event that there is an emergency he can be contacted on 0418 266 411

Stay safe and be well.