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AVCAT Welcomes New Sponsor Joondalup City RSL Sub-Branch

AVCAT is delighted to announce Joondalup City RSL Sub-Branch will sponsor a new scholarship in 2024. Joondalup City RSL Sub-Branch will sponsor one new scholarship. The Joondalup City RSL Sub-Branch Scholarship is valued at $5,000 annually for three years and will be awarded to an applicant born or primarily raised...

AVCAT Chair interviewed on Sky News

Gabriella Power and Bill Crews We were super excited to see AVCAT Chair, Major General Bill Crews AO (Retd) interviewed on Sky News about commemorating 50 years since the end of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, and AVCAT's role in supporting veteran families. Watch Bill on Sky News here...

2023 Queensland Scholarship Presentation

Congratulations to all our 2023 Queensland scholars. By Len Russell, CEO AVCAT L-R: Robert Doust, Annika Tulk, Sarah Richards, Katie Collins, Thomas Gleeson, D'Archy Hay, Brooke Mitchell, Florence Matthews, Jasmine Lakey, Len Russell - CEO AVCAT, Teisha Gay, Lily Dwan, Tyler Brown, Jaidyn Roberts We had a wonderful winter’s morning...

2023 South Australia Scholarship Presentation

Much of my work is dedicated to bettering the lives of veterans living with PTSD. Of course, none of this would have been possible without AVCAT. Chloe Dean, AVCAT Alumni L-R: Len Russell - CEO AVCAT, Cahill McIntyre, Chloe Dean - AVCAT Alumni, Chelsea Viner, Ethan Thompson-Skene, Janice Silby -...

AVCAT Chair Marks 20 Years of Scholarships

As we now celebrate our 20 years as AVCAT, we take pride in what has been accomplished. Major General Bill Crews AO (Retd) - AVCAT Chair AVCAT Chair, Major General Bill Crews AO (Retd) gave an engaging address to an audience of dignitaries, AVCAT scholars and their families at our...

TPI NSW Christmas-in-July Luncheon

By Len Russell, CEO AVCAT Len Russell CEO AVCAT, Les Vincent President TPI NSW, John Szabo CEO TPI NSW I recently enjoyed the TPI NSW Christmas-in-July Luncheon with TPI NSW members and their families. Guest speaker Ms Pat McCabe OAM, President of TPI Federation, spoke about the positive changes for...

2023 Victoria Scholarship Presentation

Seeing new scholars receive their certificates is the most rewarding part of my job. Len Russell, CEO AVCAT L-R: Mara Dalton, Shaley Mackay, Abigail Paduch, Eve Miller, Len Russell CEO AVCAT, Saxon Perry, Elsie Callahan, Ellie Holland, Riley Anderson, Kaetlyn Corry By Len Russell, AVCAT CEO The Victorian scholarship ceremony...

Matlida Langham on NAIDOC Week

By Matilda Langham David Nathan - Chair RSL Australia, Matilda Langham, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) My name is Matilda Langham, I am a proud Wiradjuri Woman from the rural town of Forbes, NSW. I am in my second year of a Bachelor of Secondary...

Celebrating 20 Years of AVCAT

AVCAT celebrated 20 years of scholarships at a memorable evening at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney.  L-R: Major General Bill Crews AO (Retd), Tahlia Gow, Michael Pavey, Kirk Chilcott, Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Danielle Peck, Rory Hansell,...

2023 Western Australia Scholarship Presentation

I was incredibly fortunate to receive my RSL Australia Scholarship... it came at a pivotal time when I was struggling financially. Receiving the scholarship was essential to ensure that I could remain studying full-time. Jessica Baker, AVCAT Alumni L-R: Jessica Baker, Graham Halton, Spencer & Tate Beaumont-Bisby, Abigail Chifuntwe By...

2023 RSL Queensland Scholarship Presentation

It was inspiring to hear Alumni guest speaker, Sarah Mortensen, speak about the direct impact her scholarship made on her ability to study, and her ultimate success. Back L-R: Len Russell - CEO AVCAT, Mikayla Condon, Kassia Nathan, Sommer Hillery, Robyn Richardson - Scholarships Manager AVCAT, Jasmine Schaper, Isaac Thorpe,...

Reflections on ANZAC Day 2023

By Len Russell, CEO AVCAT L-R: Len Russell CEO AVCAT,  Victoria Benz Deputy Commissioner DVA NSW/ACT, Mr Ron O’Connor Director TPI NSW On April 25th, 2023, we commemorated those men and women who have served and are serving our nation in the armed forces. It is a day of significance...

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