Events

Our events are all linked to the rehabilitation and recovery of our service men, service women, and their families. We work on building social connections through coffee catch ups, encouraging physical activities through surfing, cycling, golf and walking groups, providing new skills in workshops and short term courses, and much more. Just check out whats on offer below!


Feb
22
Wed
Coffs Harbour/Sawtell Coffee Catch Up @ Surf Club Cafe
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Coffs Harbour/Sawtell Coffee Catch Up @ Surf Club Cafe | Sawtell | New South Wales | Australia

These information sessions will allow you (including friends and family), volunteers and supporters to learn more about Soldier On and let us know what is needed in your area! Come along for a brew, a chat and meet the Soldier On team in your area. We hope to see you there!

Art Classes @ Gregory Sher Reintegration and Recovery Centre
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Art Workshops are coming to Melbourne! Classes will be running on a Wednesday morning from 10am until 12pm for six weeks starting February 1. Participants will be experimenting with different mediums, including drawing, collage, abstract painting and mixed media.You may love art or feel you don’t have any artistic flair, but don’t let this stop you! These classes are open to everyone and all equipment and materials are supplied. All you need to do is bring yourself along for a relaxing learning experience.

Holsworthy Coffee Catch Up @ Nellie's Kitchen - Flower Power
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Holsworthy Coffee Catch Up @ Nellie's Kitchen - Flower Power | Moorebank | New South Wales | Australia

These information sessions will allow you (including friends and family), volunteers and supporters to learn more about Soldier On and let us know what is needed in your area! Come along for a brew, a chat and meet the Soldier On team in your area. We hope to see you there!

Port Macquarie Coffee Catch Up @ Salty Crew Kiosk
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Port Macquarie Coffee Catch Up @ Salty Crew Kiosk | Port Macquarie | New South Wales | Australia

These information sessions will allow you (including friends and family), volunteers and supporters to learn more about Soldier On and let us know what is needed in your area! Come along for a brew, a chat and meet the Soldier On team in your area. We hope to see you there!

Feb
23
Thu
Songwriting Classes @ Gregory Sher Centre
Feb 23 @ 2:50 am – 3:50 am

We are looking for expressions of interest for participants in music and songwriting workshops. These workshops will be held on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at the Gregory Sher Reintegration and Recovery Centre in Parkville.

Soldier Songs and Voices will be running these workshops. It will begin with a six-week guitar course where you will learn some basic chords and strumming patterns. It will then move into an eight-week course where you can put pen to paper and perhaps turn a story into a song.

Everything is supplied so all you need to so is bring yourself along for what is sure to be a fun learning experience. If you have ever felt like you wanted to express yourself in music, this is your opportunity!

Please email vic@soldieron.org.au to express your interest.

Canberra Coffee Catch Up @ Robert Poate Centre
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am
Canberra Coffee Catch Up @ Robert Poate Centre | Crace | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

These sessions will allow you to learn more about Soldier On in your region and let us know what is needed in your area! Come along for a brew, a chat and meet the Soldier On team in your area.

Feel free to use the other facilities, such as the library, gym or just connect with other people in your home town.

After the coffee catch up on Tuesdays only why don’t you head on over to the Veterans Support Centre – Belconnen for a discounted BBQ lunch with other veterans and families. Located at 9 Burkitt St, Page it is only a 10min drive from the Robert Poate Centre. Click here to email the Veterans Support Centre – Belconnen, or call them on 02 6255 1599 for further details.

We hope to see you there!

Port Stephens Coffee Catch Up @ Crest
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Port Stephens Coffee Catch Up @ Crest | Anna Bay | New South Wales | Australia

These information sessions will allow you (including friends and family), volunteers and supporters to learn more about Soldier On and let us know what is needed in your area! Come along for a brew, a chat and meet the Soldier On team in your area. We hope to see you there!

Thursday Coffee Catch-ups @ Robert Poate Centre
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday Coffee Catch-ups @ Robert Poate Centre | Crace | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Every Thursday at the Robert Poate Centre in Crace, those affected by their service, their families and supporters are invited to join the Soldier On team for a cuppa and a catch-up.

It’s great way to meet other’s in the local community, have a chat or just take a break and relax.

If Thursday doesn’t suit you, we hold a Coffee Catch-up on Tuesday or you can check out some of the other activities like gym sessions, yoga and the array of workshops on during the week.

Free parking is available on site.

Wollongong Coffee Catch Up @ North Beach Kiosk
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wollongong Coffee Catch Up @ North Beach Kiosk | Wollongong | New South Wales | Australia

These information sessions will allow you (including friends and family), volunteers and supporters to learn more about Soldier On and let us know what is needed in your area! Come along for a brew, a chat and meet the Soldier On team in your area. We hope to see you there!

Coffee Catch Up @ Anzac Lounge, Bairnsdale RSL
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

These catch-ups will allow you (including friends and family), volunteers and supporters to learn more about Soldier On and let us know what is needed in your area! Come along for a brew, a chat and meet the Soldier On team and other veterans in your area. We hope to see you there!

Joondalup Coffee Catch Up @ Peppermint Green Coffee House
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Joondalup Coffee Catch Up @ Peppermint Green Coffee House | Joondalup | Western Australia | Australia

Weekly Coffee Catch-ups are a great opportunity to connect with other veterans, supporters and volunteers, as well as the Soldier On team.

Whether you want to tell your story, sit and listen to others, learn about our other activities or give us some feedback on what you think the community needs, come and join us over a coffee, or tea, at this great little coffee house.

No requirement for bookings or pre-registration, just turn up and enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Adelaide PT Sessions @ Next Generation Fitness
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adelaide PT Sessions @ Next Generation Fitness | North Adelaide | South Australia | Australia

Soldier On are holding PT sessions for people of all fitness levels. Whether you’re a supporter, wounded or just want to get fit, come along and join us for some exercise, sweat and fun!

Guitar Classes @ Gregory Sher Reintegration and Recovery Centre
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Guitar Classes @ Gregory Sher Centre
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
We are looking for expressions of interest for participants in music and songwriting workshops. These workshops will be held on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at the Gregory Sher Reintegration and Recovery Centre in Parkville.

Soldier Songs and Voices will be running these workshops. It will begin with a six-week guitar course where you will learn some basic chords and strumming patterns. It will then move into an eight-week course where you can put pen to paper and perhaps turn a story into a song.

Everything is supplied so all you need to so is bring yourself along for what is sure to be a fun learning experience. If you have ever felt like you wanted to express yourself in music, this is your opportunity!

Please email vic@soldieron.org.au to express your interest.

Armadale Coffee Catch Up @ Village Coffee House
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Armadale Coffee Catch Up @ Village Coffee House | Armadale | Western Australia | Australia

A great opportunity to connect with other veterans, supporters and volunteers, as well as Soldier On staff.

Whether you want to tell your story, sit and listen to others, learn about our other activities or give us some feedback on what you think the community needs, come and join us over a coffee, or tea, at this great little coffee house.

No requirement for bookings or pre-registration, just turn up and enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ACT Music Session @ Robert Poate Centre
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ACT Music Session @ Robert Poate Centre | Crace | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

These music sessions are designed for you to get creative, and use your musical instruments to connect with other people who have the musical vibe.

Some basic equipment is available for use (semi-acoustic guitar, amp, drum kit, PA system loaded with karaoke songs), however participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments too.

So come on down, start a band and let’s get out there and show our passion for music!

ACT Yoga session @ Robert Poate Centre
Feb 23 @ 5:50 pm
ACT Yoga session @ Robert Poate Centre | Crace | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Yoga has been proven to enhance the rehabilitation of those that are struggling with the physical or psychological effects of their service. We invite everyone, whether you have never tried yoga before or are an expert, to come along and join these sessions.

Bring your workout gear and prepare for a relaxing session with veterans, family members and supporters. We hope to catch you at a class soon!

If you can’t make a class, or don’t know if it’s for you, try the quick 5-min meditation session below. Hopefully you’ll see the benefits of these types of activity when you utilise them in your everyday life.

Feb
24
Fri
Cessnock Coffee Catch Up @ The Crossing at Kearsley
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cessnock Coffee Catch Up @ The Crossing at Kearsley | Kearsley | New South Wales | Australia

These information sessions will allow you (including friends and family), volunteers and supporters to learn more about Soldier On and let us know what is needed in your area! Come along for a brew, a chat and meet the Soldier On team in your area. We hope to see you there!

Coffee Catch Up @ Frankston Veteran's Centre
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

These catch ups  will allow you (including friends and family), volunteers and supporters to learn more about Soldier On and let us know what is needed in your area! Come along for a brew, a chat and meet the Soldier On team and other veterans in your area. We hope to see you there!

Hydrotherapy – Joondalup @ HBF Arena
Feb 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Hydrotherapy - Joondalup @ HBF Arena | Joondalup | Western Australia | Australia

The Soldier On Team in WA and HBF Arena in Joondalup have introduced Hydrotherapy sessions to the list of weekly activities available to serving and ex-serving members affected by their service.

Hydrotherapy can help relieve pain, promote relaxation, mobilise joints, strengthen muscles, develop balance and coordination, and improve general fitness. Hydro is a great way to take the impact out of land based activities which often inflame underlying injuries. Being involved in regular hydro activities can aid in the improvement of physical capabilities and this free session in a group setting is also aimed to increase the social environment.

What to bring: Bathers, Towel, Water bottle and maybe some loose change for a post session coffee.

Look for the Soldier On shirt in the Hydrotherapy pool.

Open to those affected by their service. No GP referral or DVA claim required for these sessions.

February 11, 2014