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 5,600 people have directly benefited from our services and continue to access support regularly. With over 23,000 face-to-face 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 and the Northern Territory, and provide services in outreach locations around Australia. Many of our staff and volunteers 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 changing lives, one connection at a time. We’re here to provide support, rehabilitation and hope to people who serve, and their families. We have over 5,600 registered Mates and family members and in 2020 provided:

  • 23,000+ Face-to-face contacts nationally

  • 4,038 Psychology appointments

  • 2.269  Exercise physiology appointments 

  • 7,500 Social connections

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.