Thursday 23 November 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is helping communities honour the sacrifice of our veterans, and giving their families the support they deserve.

Harriet Shing, Member for Eastern Victoria Region today announced new ways the Labor Government is honouring the legacy of Gippsland’s veterans, and giving their families new opportunities to study.

The Victoria Remembers Minor Grant Program provides funding of up to $30,000 for projects which honour or commemorate the sacrifice of veterans, and educate Victorians about their service and contribution to our nation and state.

This could include new war memorials, commemorative events, public education projects and the preservation of wartime heritage.

Grants are also available to provide funding to organisations to assist with the educational needs of veterans’ dependants.

Our veterans gave us all a great gift. They’ve earned our support for the rest of their lives.

That’s why we’re working hard to protect their welfare and give their service the fitting commemoration it deserves.

Applications close 11 December 2017. For more information or to apply online visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing:

“We’re so proud of our veterans in Gippsland. We have a significant wartime legacy, and it’s our duty to preserve these memories for future generations to cherish.”

“This is about giving our veterans and their families the support they need to call Gippsland home and teach others about how their service has helped shape our nation.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans John Eren:

“Our veterans have selflessly protected us, so we have to do everything we can to protect them. They’ve earned it – for the rest of their live