Previously known as Veteran Sport Australia

“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

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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. We do this through partnerships with sporting bodies, ex-service organisations, governments, business and the community.

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

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.

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Zac Wheelchair Rugby League

Looking for an actioned packed sport to try? Give Wheelchair Rugby League a spin!

Stories 23 Nov 2021
Wheelchair Rugby League – the inclusive sport for everyone  Invictus Australia is always up for a ‘wheelie’ good time. We partner with and support, inclusive, veteran-friendly sporting organisations who share our passion. We are proud to announce our collaboration with Wheelchair Rugby League. Together we will help raise awareness and increase the participation of veterans and their families in the sport, across the country.  Everyone can play Wheelchair Rugby, no matter their age, skill…

The power of a chat

Stories 12 Nov 2021
A great example of the Invictus community found all around Australia, Bill Greenwood volunteers as a Run Director at Dubbo parkrun, and as a Crisis Support Officer. Bill, a retired detective and Vietnam veteran, explains why the two roles have become intertwined over the past four years, and how the simple act of coming to…
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Veterans' Health Week team veteran

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.

Get in touch to find a sporting community near you.


Andrew Wilkinson

“Obviously with sport it’s definitely a rehabilitation provider, it gets you back out in the community, and you just feel better by doing sport. And then as you get fitter you find that the injuries are a lot easier to handle.”

Australian navy veteran and Invictus Games competitor

gary
wilson

“For someone like Gary it’s not easy to participate in traditional types of sport involving teams that bring community to him,” says Gary’s wife, Renee. “Given the limitations of his injuries, it (rowing) enables him to participate which is the key benefit.”

Australian Army veteran and Invictus Games competitor

rachel kerrigan

“PTSD stripped me of my identity. I was ruled by anxiety, fear and flashbacks. But sport has given me the tools to manage it and strengthen and build my coordination as well as create comradery and mateship, those things you miss outside the military.”   

Australian RAAF veteran and Invictus Games competitor

Brendan Hardman

“Events like Warrior Games are an incredible experience, but it’s how you apply what you learnt back in your local communities that matters most to me.

Australian Army veteran and Invictus Games competitor


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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.  


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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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