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Will you rise with Australian veterans? Invictus Australia launches ZERO600

Media Release: Official launch of ZERO600 – Australia’s newest fundraising challenge daring Aussies to take on 10 military-style mornings, supporting veterans and their families

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Invictus Australia has today announced its inaugural fundraiser, ZERO600 – calling on Aussies to be up and outside at 6am and take on 10 military-style mornings in May.  

Developed alongside the military community, the challenge incorporates elements designed to clear your mind, energise your body and inspire your soul in preparation for the day ahead. 

How zero600 works

  • Register as an individual or a team at 
  • Select from one of three morning routines:
    1. New Recruit (30-minute routine) 
    2. Deployment Ready (45-minute routine) 
    3. Special Forces (60-minute routine) 
  • Call on your community to donate to your challenge 
  • Complete your chosen routine for 10 days from 1st May to 10th May and conquer the morning! 

Michael Hartung, CEO of Invictus Australia, would like as many Australians as possible to join the ZERO600 challenge and support the more than 600,000 members of the Defence community. 

“6,000 servicemen and women transition out of our Australian Defence Force each year with an estimated 3 in 4 experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime. The statistics are far worse for the 18% who are medically or involuntarily discharged, with a suicide rate three time higher than that of their peers. That’s why the work of Invictus Australia is so important in providing pathways to support veterans and their families better manage transition and life after their service.”  

“By participating in the ZERO600 challenge, fundraising and donating generously, you will help Invictus Australia support veterans and their families to get active and connect with their communities through sport. Vital funds help us use the power of sport to assist with their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration into civilian life, whether it’s on the international stage at the upcoming Invictus Games, or by engaging in local communities” Michael said. 

Australians will witness the transformative power of sport next month, when Invictus Australia, in partnership with the Australia Defence Force, supports 32 competitors at the Invictus Games The Hague, running from April 16-22. The timing of ZERO600 is designed to turn the inspiration of the Invictus spirit, and the moment of commemoration this ANZAC Day, into action, for sustainable support for veterans and their families.  

Registrations for the ZERO600 Morning Routine Challenge open on 18th March. The 10-day challenge takes place from 1st to 10th May. 

Visit for more information or to register and conquer the morning. 

Media contact: Nina Willoughby, GoodPR, or 0427 400 961 

Invictus Australia ZERO600 Morning Routine Challenge
Invictus Australia ZERO600 Morning Routine Challenge

About Invictus Australia: 

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

From grassroots to the international stage, whether playing, coaching, volunteering or officiating, Invictus Australia believes in the power of sport to assist in the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of veteran and their families. We do this through partnerships with sporting bodies, ex-service organisations, governments, businesses and the community. 

Invictus Australia is a not-for-profit registered charity and relies on the generous support of government, corporate Australia and the general public. As well as promoting the physical, social and emotional benefits of sport, we shine a light on the unique needs of younger veterans and the challenges they face as they transition from military to civilian life. 

Visit to find out more. 

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