Welcome to

The Corps of Commissionaires

Association (Australia) 

 

In the month of March, Soldier On will be hosting a fundraiser event called MARCH ON.

 

 

With the recent announcement of yet another ANZAC Day March being cancelled, Steffanie Zagon, daughter of our President George Zagon, will be walking 96km throughout the month of March to raise money and awareness for the Soldier On foundation that supports our returned Veterans. Why 96km? Because that's the length of the Kokoda Track to symbolise the courage and sacrifice of our service members.

 

Support Steffanie by donating here!

 

 

The Patron of March On, 102 year old, Sergeant Bert Le-Merton has completed his 96km March On challenge to help prevent Veteran suicide, will you March On with us?

 

Sign up for the challenge here and March on!

 


 

Who are we and what does The Corps do? 

 

The Corps of Commissionaires was founded in London 1859 by Sir Edward Walter KCB.

 

The original aim was to provide to employment and welfare support for veterans of the Crimean War.

 

The Corps of Commissionaires was established in Australia in New South Wales in 1939 and became based in Victoria in 1946. There are Corps members in all states in Australia from all three Australian military services. Our members range from World War 2 veterans through all conflicts to Timor and Peacekeepers.

 

The Corps is currently an ex-service, welfare and philanthropic organisation that is located at the Veterans Centre in the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Victoria. 

 

The Corps provides:

 

- Welfare services 

 

- Transition from service to civilian life support

 

- Provides general support through the Veterans Center, and

 

- Sponsorship and support to many Cadet Services 

 

Corps members serve as Custodians at the Shrine of Remembrance.

The Corps has links with other ex-service organisations, Legacy, Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop Foundation and cadet units throughout Australia. 

 

See links to Australian Veterans' Organisations and Cadet Units.

 

The Corps' currently are involved with many veterans events such as Anzac Day and Vietnam Veterans Day each year and invite you to come and commemorate with us.  

  

See the Latest Newsletter for news and information about Upcoming Events.