Backing local communities to honour the service of Australians

Friday, 28 January 2022

The Hon Andrew Gee MP
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel

Scores of ex-service organisations, clubs, schools and community groups will share in more than $1.1 million to help them honour the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women.

The Saluting Their Service program ensures Australia’s wartime history is preserved and those who have served during wars, conflicts and peace operations are appropriately remembered.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee today announced the 82 successful recipients in the latest funding round, which cover a wide variety of projects put forward by groups from right around the country.

“Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to all those Australians who have served our nation, defending our freedoms, values and way of life, and this funding is just one of the many ways we honour that debt,” Minister Gee said.

“I am very pleased to see such a wide range of projects being supported, including everything from concerts and documentaries, to new memorials and restoration of existing memorials.

“Large or small, all these projects represent Australia’s unwavering commitment to always remember and reflect on all that our service personnel have done for our country.

“Something as simple as a memorial flagpole at a school can be a powerful reminder of our nation’s service history and can help encourage the next generation to take on the sacred responsibility of remembrance.

“The funding is part of the Australian Government’s $32 million investment in Veterans’ Affairs grant programs this year.”

The next round of the Saluting Their Service program is open, and applications can be submitted until 8 February 2022.

To submit your application, or find further details please go to the Saluting Their Service page on the Grants Hub or visit the DVA website.

Media contacts

Minister Gee’s office: 0459 966 944
DVA Media: 02 6289 6466
Office of the Hon. Andrew Gee, Canberra ACT.

Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program – 2021/22 Batch 2

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Electorate Recipient Funding description Amount $
Canberra Flowers of War Contribute to production of the ‘Prisoners of War Requiem’ concert to commemorate 80 years since the Fall of Singapore to be held at Llewellyn Hall in

October 2022.
$114,550
5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Association Incorporated
Digitise the 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment’s

publication, Vietnam Task.
$4,150
Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force Association Contribute to costs associated with an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force’s withdrawal from

the Vietnam War.
$720
Fenner Soldier On Create a series of podcasts that

provide stories of those who served Australia since 1990.
$12,450
Total $131,870
NEW SOUTH WALES
Electorate Recipient Funding description Amount $
Bradfield North Turramurra Action Group Incorporated Restore the memorial and install new interpretive signage at North Turramurra Sandakan

Memorial.
$3,569
Calare Bathurst Showground Land Manager Restore and upgrade the

Bathurst Showground War Memorial.
$9,900
Cudal Community Children's

Centre
Install flagpoles at the Cudal

Community Children’s Centre.
$2,000
Cudal Parents and Citizens

Association
Install a flagpole at Cudal Public

School.
$2,000
Cook Cronulla Preschool Kindergarten Incorporated Install a new flagpole at Cronulla Preschool and

Kindergarten.
$2,000
Cunningham Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia (New South Wales Branch) Illawarra

Sub-Branch Incorporated
Restore the grouting at the Flagstaff Hill Vietnam Veterans Memorial. $9,091
Phoenix Community Project Incorporated Install a flagpole at Waterfall Cottage to allow clients with disabilities to attend

commemorative events.
$1,600
Dobell Ourimbah Lisarow Returned and Services League Sub- Branch Install Honour Boards at the Ourimbah-Lisarow Returned and Services League Club to commemorate locals who have served in all wars, conflicts and

peace operations.
$10,000
Eden- Monaro Bungendore Bowling and Sports Club Limited Replace the flagpole at the Bungendore Bowling and Sports Club $2,000
Gilmore Nowra Anglican College Construct a new memorial garden at Nowra Anglican College to commemorate Australian Defence Force personnel who have served in all wars, conflicts and peace

operations.
$10,000
Hume Goulburn Mulwaree Council Restore sections of the Goulburn Mulwaree Honour

Roll located in Belmore Park.
$1,440
Lyne Byabarra Sports and Tennis Club Create a new war memorial with surrounding garden at the Byabarra Hall to commemorate the service and sacrifice of local

service personnel.
$9,864
Laurieton Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Restore pathways in the Laurie Memorial Park. $10,000
New England Tenterfield Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Produce and install interpretative panels for First and Second World War artillery guns displayed at the Tenterfield and District Soldiers

Memorial Hall.
$3,162
Legacy Club Services Construct a new war memorial bell tower at the Catholic Parish of St Edward’s South Tamworth church. $70,491
Newcastle Radar Branch of the Royal Australian Air Force Association - New South Wales Division Install new flagpoles and a commemorative plaque at New Lambton Public School to commemorate the Royal Australian Air Force’s use of the site during the Second World

War.
$4,100
North Sydney Hunters Hill Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Publish the first two volumes of the Military Connections of Hunters Hill booklet series entitled Supreme Sacrifices and Lest We Forget. $8,940
Parkes Gilgandra Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Replace the existing entrance sign at the ‘Coo-ee March Memorial Park’ and install an eternal flame. $4,207
Emerald Hill Progress Association Incorporated Design and install an Honour Roll commemorating locals who served in the First World War. $2,700
National Servicemen's Association of Australia New South Wales Branch Incorporated Construct a memorial in Moree Anzac Centenary Park to commemorate all National Servicemen. $9,650
Paterson Diocese of Maitland- Newcastle Catholic Schools Office Install new flagpoles at St Paul’s Primary School. $2,000
Richmond Hinterland Christian College Install flagpoles at Hinterland Christian College. $2,000
Riverina Harden Murrumburrah Historical Society Incorporated Replace an existing memorial plaque on Murrumburrah Light Horse Memorial and install a new plaque on the Jugiong War Memorial Gates. $2,343
Temora Shire Council Restore the steps and sandstone base of the Ariah Park War Memorial. $10,000
Bogan Gate Recreation Reserve Land Manager Create a commemorative mural on a prominent building on the main Bogan Gate thoroughfare dedicated to local service personnel in all wars, conflicts

and peacekeeping missions.
$9,623
Sydney Battle for Australia Association New South Wales Incorporated Conduct a commemorative event for the 80th anniversary of Battle for Australia day. $5,848
Warringah Mosman Public School Install a replacement flagpole at Mosman Public School. $2,000
Mosman Municipal Council Contribute to the upgrade of Mosman War Memorial which enables commemoration of locals who served in the Second World War, Korean War and in

Borneo and Malaya.
$10,000
Total $220,528
QUEENSLAND
Electorate Recipient Funding description Amount $
Bonner Yarranlea Limited Supply and install a new flagpole at Yarranlea Primary

School.
$775
Bowman Macleay Island Returned and Services

League Sub-Branch
Install a new memorial plaque at Macleay Island State School

memorial precinct.
$1,320
Brisbane Redland Bay Primary Parent and Citizens Association Restore, reposition and enhance Redland Bay Primary School’s existing memorial dedicated to the service and sacrifice of Australia’s defence

personnel.
$9,842
Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses Establish three new memorial plaques in Brisbane to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the nurses of the 3rd Australian General Hospital in

the First World War.
$4,950
Fairfax Eumundi and District Historical Association Incorporated Create a new interactive display at the Eumundi Museum which will provide information about locals who served during the

First and Second World Wars.
$10,000
Fisher Beerwah State High School Construct a new memorial with surrounding garden at Beerwah State High School to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in all wars, conflicts

and peace operations.
$10,000
Flynn Agnes Water/1770 Returned and Services League Sub-Branch Install a plaque on the Agnes Water/1770 Cenotaph to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Australian defence personnel in all wars,

conflicts and peace operations.
$2,000
Forde Goodna Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Construct a new memorial at Ingenia Lifestyle Village to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Australian service

personnel.
$10,000
Groom 11th Light Horse Darling Downs Troop Incorporated Purchase of equipment and replica weaponry to enable

re-enactments depicting the Australian mounted infantry.
$4,362
Hinkler Bundaberg and District Ex-Servicewomen's Association Incorporated Host an event at the Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial Park to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War and install new plaques in the Park to commemorate nurses from the Bundaberg District who served

in the Vietnam War.
$5,000
Kennedy 2/33rd Australian Infantry Battalion Australian Imperial Force Association Install a plaque at Rocky Creek Memorial Park to commemorate the Second World War service of the 2/33rd Australian Infantry

Battalion.
$2,683
Carpentaria Shire Council Construct two statues at the Normanton cenotaph, one of an Indigenous soldier and one of a

non-Indigenous soldier.
$150,000
Charters Towers Regional Council Restore three First World War artillery guns located in Lissner

and Ravenswood Parks.
$10,000
Chillagoe Alliance Incorporated Install interpretive signage on unused railway buildings in Chillagoe commemorating local medical personnel who have served in wars, conflicts and

peacekeeping operations.
$1,710
Maranoa 23 Squadron Association Royal Australian Air Force Queensland Incorporated Install a new plaque and honour roll at the Leyburn War Memorial to provide information about the number 23 Squadron and commemorate members killed

in action.
$1,021
Roma Returned and Services League Sub-Branch Reprint the Roma ‘Heroes’ Avenue’ pamphlet to provide information about local service

personnel.
$3,194
McPherson Currumbin Palm Beach Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Conduct a series of interviews between Vietnam War veterans and those who served in

Afghanistan.
$6,550
Restore the Currumbin

Cenotaph.
$10,000
Moncrieff The Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated

Ex-Service Men and Women (Queensland Branch) Gold Coast

Region Centre Incorporated
Install a flagpole at the Cascade Gardens Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Centre. $895
Ryan The Royal Australian Regiment Corporation Install granite ‘silent sentries’ at the Royal Australian Regiment

National Memorial Walk at Gallipoli Barracks.
$38,363
Wide Bay Maryborough Returned

and Services League Sub-Branch
Install new cabinets to display

military memorabilia and uniforms.
$8,394
Wright Lockyer Valley Regional

Council
Repair and refurbish the Laidley

Anzac Park entrance archway.
$10,000
Total $301,059
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Electorate Recipient Funding description Amount $
Adelaide Enfield Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Replace and update the Enfield Returned and Services League Sub-Branch's Honour

Boards.
$3,500
Barker Mypolonga Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Install eleven aluminium

cut-outs on the outside walls of the Mypolonga Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch building depicting Australian service personnel and

various military equipment.
$4,800
Boothby Royal South Australian Engineers South Australian Division Purchase a new marching banner for the Royal Australian Engineers

Association South Australian Division.
$800
Returned and Services League Care South Australia Incorporated Install cabinets and a picture hanging system to display military memorabilia at Hamilton House

Community Centre.
$9,792
Grey Port Pirie Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Establish four podium style signs to provide information on the Port Pirie First and Second World War memorial gates, Soldiers Memorial Park and Soldiers

Memorial Grandstand.
$3,205
Mayo Hope Forest Residents Association Incorporated Create a memorial area at the Hope Forest Dingabledinga Soldiers Memorial Hall dedicated to locals who served in the First

and Second World Wars.
$9,000
Lions Club of Yankalilla and District Incorporated Install interpretive signage in Norman Reserve to provide information on Normanville’s First World War ‘Living Avenue of

Honour’.
$1,452
St Marks Lutheran School Mount Barker

Incorporated
Install a new flagpole at St Marks Lutheran School Mount Barker. $1,890
Sturt St Morris Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Install lighting and lay pavers around the relocated Kensington

Park RSL Memorial.
$5,423
Total $39,862
TASMANIA
Electorate Recipient Funding description Amount $
Braddon Latrobe Council Create an exhibition at the Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame in Latrobe to provide information on Australian service personnel with a

connection to the forestry industry.
$10,000
Clark The Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex- Servicemen and Women (Tasmanian Branch)

Incorporated
Install a flagpole at North Hobart Oval. $1,252
Lyons Richmond Primary

School
Install a new flagpole at

Richmond Primary School.
$1,992
Total $13,244
VICTORIA
Electorate Recipient Funding description Amount $
Ballarat Mount Egerton Primary School Install flagpoles at the entrance to Mount Egerton Primary

School.
$1,903
Casey Mount Evelyn Returned and Services League Sub- Branch Incorporated Install a plaque in the Mount Evelyn War Memorial Gardens to provide background on a Howitzer Gun used during the

Vietnam War.
$560
Upwey Belgrave Returned and Services League Sub- Branch Incorporated Purchase and install new cabinets in the

Upwey-Belgrave Running Rabbits Military Museum to display military artefacts and

memorabilia.
$9,090
Deakin A Field Battery Vietnam 1971 History Group Publish a historical account of A Field Battery’s tour of duty in

South Vietnam in 1971.
$10,000
Gippsland Tarra Territory Tourism Install lighting at the Australian Flying Corps centenary plane at

Yarram Memorial Gardens.
$1,672
Goldstein Point Blank Pictures Proprietary Limited Produce a six part podcast documentary series on the history and service of His/Her Majesty's Australian Ship

Armidale during the Second World War.
$97,000
Higgins Malvern Primary School Install flagpoles at the entrance

to Malvern Primary School.
$2,000
Isaacs Cornish College Establish a new memorial

garden at Cornish College.
$9,900
Macnamara Shrine of Remembrance Trustee Conduct a 12-month exhibition at the Shrine of Remembrance to commemorate the experiences of service personnel who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex, queer, asexual and questioning in wars, conflicts

and peace operations.
$88,541
Menzies The Fromelles Association of Australia Incorporated Create a new website to publish information relating to the

Battle of Fromelles.
$10,000
Nicholls Stanhope Returned and Services League

Sub-Branch
Create a mural dedicated to Australian prisoners of war lost in the sinking of the Montevideo Maru during the Second World

War.
$8,800
Wannon Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning Incorporated Create a memorial garden at the Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning to commemorate local defence personnel who have served in all wars, conflicts and

peace operations.
$6,600
Total $246,066
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Electorate Recipient Funding description Amount $
Brand East Waikiki Primary School Construct a commemorative platform and plinth with plaque around East Waikiki Primary

School’s existing flagpoles.
$10,000
Forrest 10th Light Horse Harvey

Troop Incorporated
Purchase of replica 10th Australian

Light Horse Regiment uniforms.
$5,810
O'Connor Shire of Cuballing Install metal artwork at the Cuballing War Memorial to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s defence

personnel and animals.
$10,000
Wave Rock Tourist Development Company Proprietary Limited Purchase materials enabling installation of cabinets at the proposed Miniature Toy Soldier Museum to display local wartime

memorabilia and artefacts.
$10,000
Tangney Returned and Services League of Australia Western Australia Branch Incorporated Expand the existing Nurses Memorial in Point Walter Park dedicated to the nurses who died as a result of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke during the Second

World War.
$136,000
Total $171,810

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