The Victorian Veterans Council (VVC) is an independent statutory body established in August 2006 under the Veterans Act 2005 (the Act).
The VVC plays an important role in supporting Victorian veterans and their families and is responsible for reporting to the Minister for Veterans on issues affecting the Victorian veteran community.
Under the Act, the VVC has specific responsibility for the distribution of the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund and Victorian Veterans Fund. The VVC also assists the government by providing:
- general advice to the Minister for Veterans on issues affecting Victoria’s veterans such as the current and future needs of veterans and their families
- advice to the Director of Consumer Affairs on matters relating to the regulation of patriotic funds
- advice on a range of government programs and initiatives such as, the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize, the Victorian Anzac Tertiary Multimedia Prize, the Veterans Accommodation Project, and the Shrine to Sea Project.
The VVC is supported by the Veterans Branch within the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).