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 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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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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Rocketing past 35k milestone

News 29 Nov 2022
Run Rocket Run was an epic endurance project powered by resilience, covering a gruelling 350km in 5 days to raise funds to support Invictus Australia’s mission to strengthen veteran health through sport.
Michael and Maxine Starkey

Collaboration and Sport driving recovery

News 24 Nov 2022
Invictus Australia is helping Maxine and Michael embrace their transition to civilian life through sport and fitness.
Invictus Australia Turns One
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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

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reported veteran suicides from 2001-2019

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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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