Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
The Veterans' Review Board (VRB) is part of the Repatriation determining system but is independent of the Repatriation Commission and the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The VRB is a tribunal created by Parliament to review decisions about Repatriation pensions (other than service pensions) and attendant allowance. It aims to provide correct, high quality, impartial decisions in a timely and efficient manner. The VRB is made up of staff who manage its affairs and assist members, and panels of members who hear and decide applications for review. A panel consists of up to three persons with a wide range of skills, including service experience and legal qualifications. All panel members are independent persons appointed by the Governor General.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    The Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986, subsection 134(1) formally titled the Veterans' Review originally established under the Repatriation Act 1920

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization


  • Creation Date

    1 January 1985

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Jane Anderson LLB (Hons), LLM 31 January 2018 30 January 2023
Member Group Captain Ms. Anne Trengove 19 July 2018 18 July 2023
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