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.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (originally the Australian Soldiers' Repatriation Act 1920)

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Cnr of Bunda and Genge Streets
    Canberra City ACT 2601

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Alison Frame 23 January 2023 22 April 2023
Deputy Chair Ms. Kate Pope PSM 6 August 2020 5 August 2025
Commissioner Mr. Donald Spinks AM 1 July 2019 30 June 2024
Commissioner Ms. Gwen Cherne 6 August 2020 5 August 2025
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