Patron: Commander 3rd Brigade, Brigadier David McCammon DSM and Bar
Homebase for the Veteran Community in Townsville
1 Staging Camp Ave, Oonoonba. Drop-in M-F 0900-1500, after hours upon booking. Dirty Boots Cafe M-F 0730-1400. All closed on W/E and public holidays, unless booked.
[for navigation apps you may have better luck with 20 Darter Street, Oonoonba until actual is recognised on all platforms]
Final report to the Independent Review of Past Defence and Veteran Suicides
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
29 September 2022
+In the study cohort, there were 216,640 living or deceased ADF members: 118,584 ex‑serving, 55,438 serving, and 42,618 reserves.
+Of these, 61% Army, 20% Navy and 19% Air Force.
+84% of ADF members are males and 16% are females.
+Serving members were younger than reserve and ex-serving members, with nearly two‑thirds (66%) aged under 35 years compared with 44% of reserve and 28% of ex‑serving members in the same age group.
+Ex-serving and reserve members were generally older than serving members, with 41% and 34% aged 45 years and over, respectively, compared with 17% of serving members.