Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
The Repatriation Commission is responsible under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) for granting pensions, allowances and other benefits, and to provide treatment for veterans, their dependants and other eligible persons. In addition, the Repatriation Commission will advise the Minister for Veterans' Affairs on the operation of the VEA and generally to administer the VEA subject to the control of the Minister. There are three full-time members of the Repatriation Commission; the President, who is also the Secretary of the Department of Veteran's Affairs and the Chair of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC), the Deputy President and the Repatriation Commissioner. The Commission is assisted by staff made available by the Secretary of the Department.
Type of Body
E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Australian Soldiers' Repatriation Act 1920
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
1 July 1920
Current board appointments