Fostering relationships is crucial to growing awareness of our services and ultimately reaching out to more veterans.

We were pleased to be part of Avalon 2023 which turned out to be the largest ever.

Highlights for Avalon 2023:

  • 48,516 industry day attendances (up 24%)
  • 798 participating companies (up 14%)
  • 234 official delegations (up 50%)

Special shout out to our Corporate Supporters who exhibited at Avalon:

  • Omni
  • Leidos Australia
  • DMTC

There’s something special about veteran-led organisations and their connection between Defence and the broader community.

Bravery Trust CEO Belinda Wilson said Avalon attracted a cross section from both civil and military backgrounds, and there was a strong sense of camaraderie among visitors from several nations.

“Building meaningful relationships is core to the work we do, both in seeking out solution partners and increasing awareness of the services we provide and the gap we fill in the veteran eco-system,” Ms Wilson said.

Amongst the VIP visitors at Avalon were The Hon Richard Marles, Minister For Defence’; the Hon Peter Dutton, Lead of the Opposition; and the United States Ambassador to Australia, Caroline Kennedy.

Bravery Trust is a registered business name of the Australian Defence Force Assistance Trust, a nationally registered charity.