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From grassroots to international level, whether playing, coaching, volunteering or officiating, Invictus Australia believes in the power of sport to assist in recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of our servicemen and women. We do this through partnerships with sporting bodies, ex-service organisations, governments, business and the community.

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IMPACT OFINVICTUS AUS

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11,694

VETERANS & FAMILY PARTICIPANTS strengthening mental & physical health

734

local sport events delivered for former and current serving community

1167

number of volunteers involved at invictus aus events

16

national sporting partners, creating hundreds of local events

Case Study: Local activity for social &EMOTIONAL HEALTH

“When you leave the Defence Force, the door shuts and it shuts hard.”

Find out how Invictus Australia’s local Veteran Engagement Specialist is working with a veteran’s surfing group to transform lives through community, connection and the call of the waves.

RECENT NEWS

ALL NEWS

Team Invictus Australia announced for World Lifesaving Championships 2024.

News 17 Jul 2024
Meet the team of veterans who have been announced as part of Team Invictus Australia for this year’s World Lifesaving Championships, taking place on the Gold Coast from 20th of August – 8th of September

Invictus Australia’s inaugural SA Defence Community Sports Day: building wellbeing through sport 

Community 3 Jul 2024
Invictus Australia’s recent Community Sports Day was a great success, providing veterans and families the chance to connect with sporting bodies and ex-service organisations.
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Tasmania Defence Day Archery
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local sport &INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Find out more about the two streams of work Invictus Australia delivers for the Australian veteran community.

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Ben Farinazzo Invictus Games 2018 medal

BEN
FARINAZZO

“I was fighting an internal battle against PTSD, depression and anxiety. I then broke my neck and back in a mountain bike accident. It felt like I was walking through the valley of the shadow of death. Three years later I represented Australia in indoor rowing and powerlifting at Invictus Games Sydney 2018 and was fortunate to win two gold medals. Today, I support mental health, veterans and sport.” 

Australian ARMY veteran and Invictus Games competitor

AINSLEY HOOKER

“Being able to play sports as an amputee was eye-opening and the most amazing experience. Being able to be involved and meet amazing people makes discovering who you are again all worthwhile.
I feel alive again and have a new drive to push myself further.”

AUSTRALIAN ARMY VETERAN AND INVICTUS GAMES COMPETITOR

BRIGID
BAKER

“The Invictus Games taught me I can enjoy and play sport again, it’s not so much about the ‘winning’ as it is about the participation and support. It gives goals that I can continue to adapt and scale to keep me on track. It’s given me an opportunity to effectively restart myself.”

Australian Army veteran and Invictus Games competitor

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PETER
BROWN

“Life is not always easy but using sport as my outlet provides me with purpose and determination to not give up. I have met fantastic people that have taught me to never take the easy option. I am so lucky to be involved in sport and the Invictus team. I am so lucky to be surrounded by amazing people”   

Australian ARMY veteran and Invictus Games competitor

OURvision

Invictus Australia sees a world in which all members of the Australian Defence community are active and connected through the power of sport and recreation to enhance their physical and mental wellbeing.

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higher suicide rate involuntary vs voluntary discharge, ex-serving men

1,200

reported veteran suicides from 2001-2019

70k

sport clubs and 97 recognised sports in Australia

$18bn

regular community-based sports participation generates $18.7bn value p.a. in social capital


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Invictus Australia partners with national sporting organisations and major sporting bodies to deliver opportunities for veterans and their families across sport at a local level.  


“Invictus is about the dedication of the men and women who served their countries, confronted hardship and refused to be defined by their injuries. Invictus is about the families and friends who face the shock of learning that their loved ones have been injured or fallen ill, and then rally to support them on their journey of recovery. And above all, Invictus is about the example to the world that all servicemen and women, injured or not, provide about the importance of service and duty.”

The Duke of Sussex

invictus games foundation founder & patron

Helpline Numbers

EMERGENCY

000

LIFELINE

13 11 14

Open Arms

1800 011 046

BEYOND BLUE

1300 22 4636

ALL-HOURS SUPPORT LINE

1800 628 036

Defence Family Helpline

1800 624 608 Website

1800 RESPECT

1800 737 732

ADF Chaplains

1300 333 362 Website

Our Partners

Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs
Invictus Games Foundation
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Ventia, Invictus Australia Premier Partner
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Momentum Media
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Invictus Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Elders past and present.  Invictus Australia honours the outstanding contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to society and to sport in Australia and celebrates the power of sport to promote reconciliation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.