Newly acquired property at Warrnambool will become Vasey RSL Care ex-service accommodation for six veterans and their immediate dependants.

Supporting Warrnambool Region Veterans

*  6 September 2022  *

You may have read about the official opening of our three Wodonga Ex-Service Accommodation units in our last issue: we are now very pleased to announce the purchase of a six-unit site in Warrnambool.

The Vasey Strategic Plan 2021-2025 notes a number of regional areas as the focus for potential expansion of services within the metropolitan Melbourne region and in regional Victoria.

Sites have been chosen based on a number of factors, including veteran populations, existing support services and ex-service organisations in the area and the local economic situation.

The purchase was made in June and Vasey RSL Care will take possession in September. The site (pictured below) is made up of six 2-bedroom units each with its own carport. The site is in the centre of town, close to Warrnambool Base Hospital and a ten minute walk to the main shopping centre.

The units have been purchased occupied so refurbishments will be organised as vacancies arise, as with our existing ESA units. As existing tenants vacate, new tenants will be from the ex-service community.

Melbourne Legacy Dinner, Warrnambool 25 August 2022

The announcement was made at a dinner held by Melbourne Legacy on Thursday 25 August, bringing together people from the ex-service community in the region and beyond to launch their Victorian Veteran Family Services to regional Victoria to support veterans and their families impacted by the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, currently under way.

“We would like to congratulation Adam Kent from Legacy, who is based in Warrnambool, for a wonderful event, which showed the extent of the support for the veteran community not just in this area, but right across the state,” said Janna Voloshin, Vasey RSL Care CEO.

“We have already connected with ex-service organisations in the Warrnambool region including RSL Active, the Bravery Trust, the RSL sub-branch and a number of support services. There is a very active veteran community here, and as with Wodonga, this had a major bearing on our decision.”