Operational Working Party

The Operational Working Party (OWP) meets three times each year and is designed to:

  • enhance the ex-service community’s understanding of DVA’s service delivery performance through information sharing and improved communication between DVA and the ex-service community
  • be a forum for ex-service organisations to discuss concerns arising from the delivery of DVA services
  • identify and provide recommendations for improvements in operational policy to promote quality and accountability in service delivery.







AFA’s representative is Graeme Bland


Alliance of Defence Service Organisations

ALL FORUMS AFA is a founding member of the the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO).  The organisation is a voice in the fight for a ‘fair go’ for ADF personnel and their families.  For further information and access to members’ blogs, go to:...

Australian Air Force Cadets Foundation

ALL FORUMS AFA is represented on the AAFC Foundation. Its core purpose is to develop pathways to a future in aerospace in partnership with the Australian Air Force Cadets. We  will achieve this by offering a multi-facetted program of experiences, opportunities and...

Ex-Service Organisation Round Table (ESORT)

ALL FORUMS ESORT is a forum of all major ESOs, including the AFA. The forum is hosted by Department of Veterans’ Affairs and chaired by Secretary, DVA. It meets fortnightly for updates on veteran and family support issues and quarterly to discuss matters of strategic...

Female Veterans and Veterans’ Families Forum

ALL FORUMS The Female Veterans and Veterans’ Families Forum aims to meet at least three times each year.  The Forum provides a platform for female veterans and veterans’ families to generate ideas to solve issues facing their communities, co-design DVA products and...

Younger Veterans Contemporary Needs Forum

ALL FORUMS The Younger Veterans – Contemporary Needs Forum assists in identifying priority emerging issues for veterans across the age and conflict spectrum particularly in the areas of mental and social health.  A full description of its purpose and objectives can be...