About us

At Mates4Mates, we are here for those impacted by service.

Actively changing the lives of current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members, and their families, impacted by service. 

Established in 2013, Mates4Mates has become one of the country’s leading charities providing physical, psychological and social support services to the Defence community.

Over the years more than 7,300 people have directly benefited from our services and continue to access support regularly. With over 27,100 face-to-face and online connections provided by our staff each year, we help veterans and their families connect, recover and move forward after service-related injuries. 

We have welcoming Family Recovery Centres in South East Queensland, North Queensland, Tasmania, Northern Territory, and Online, and provide services in outreach locations around Australia. Many of our staff come from all areas of the Defence community and understand what it means to serve. They are experienced in helping veterans overcome hurdles and navigate through recovery. 

We are here to provide a pathway to recovery through our physical rehabilitation and psychology services, skills and wellbeing programs, and social connection activities.

If you want to find out more about Mates4Mates, get in touch

Our Impact

We’re actively changing lives, one connection at a time. We’re here to provide support, rehabilitation and hope to those who have served, and their families. We have over 7,300 registered Mates and family members and in 2021 provided:


  • 27,100+ Face-to-face and online connections

  • 3,653 Psychology appointments

  • 3,955 Exercise physiology sessions

  • 13,209 Social connections

More on our impact 

Get in touch

To find out more about joining Mates4Mates, accessing services or supporting our cause, fill out our form or call 1300 4 MATES (62 837) during business hours.