The objectives of the VVC are to:
- promote the wellbeing of all members of the Victorian ex- service community
- promote the commemoration of those who have died in the performance of service or duty
- develop a better understanding amongst Victorians of the service and sacrifice of Victoria’s veterans in war and peacekeeping operations and the contributions of Victoria’s ex-service community
- actively promote the significance of, and key values associated with, the spirit of ANZAC
- promote cooperation and collaboration across organisations dealing with veterans’ welfare and other ex-service community issues, including the Trustees of the Shrine of Remembrance.
The functions of the VVC are to:
- ensure that the objectives of the VVC are met to the maximum extent that is practicable
- monitor and advise the Minister for Veterans on issues affecting Victoria’s ex-service community
- investigate and report on any aspect of veterans’ affairs referred by the Minister
- consult with the ex-service community when developing advice for the Minister
- support the welfare activities of ex-service organisations through the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund (in accordance with the ANZAC Day Act 1958)
- fund activities furthering its objectives through the Victorian Veterans Fund (in accordance with Section 20 of the Act)
- advise the Minister administering Part 4 of the Act or the Director of Consumer Affairs on matters in relation to the regulation of patriotic funds under Part 4 of the Act.