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Support for Veterans

If you or someone close to you is in crisis and needs immediate assistance, help is available.


If it is a medical emergency

Call 111 if you - or someone you know - needs urgent medical assistance.


If you need to talk

If you or someone else is not in immediate danger but still needs to talk, you can reach out to an RSA support advisor for assistance.

Click here to contact one of our District Support Managers.

Other organisations that can provide immediate assistance include:

Organisation Contact
Need to talk? 1737 1737 - phone or text a trained counsellor
NZDF4U 0800 693 348 - support for currently serving military personnel and their families
Lifeline Aotearoa 0800 543 354
Samaritans 0800 726 666


RSA Support Services

The RSA has a range of support services available to help. Whether you are currently serving, have a history of military service or are a whānau member of a service person, our support services are here to help.

Support Advisors

Our support advisors can provide immediate assistance, or help you with longer term issues that might require a range of solutions. We have 250 trained support advisors across the country, who are ready to help right now.

Click here to find your nearest District Support Manager

Veterans' Employment Advisors

The RSA's Veteran Employment Team works to increase and maintain the wellbeing and mana of veterans and their whānau by supporting veterans into sustained employment, promoting their military skill sets and values to employers, and assisting them with the transition from service into civilian life.

Find out more about the services available here.

You can find contact details for a Veteran Employment advisor here.

NZDF Support Hubs

The RSA has been rolling out support hubs in NZDF camps and bases around the country and plans are progressing to open more in the near future.

If you are a currently serving member of the NZDF, or a member of the immediate whānau of someone who is serving, you can access support from your nearest RSA support hub.

Find your nearest NZDF Support Hub here.

RSA Partners: 

There are a number of other veterans' organisations that are also available to provide support.

Malaya Veterans Association

Paul Anderson


027 477 1984

Vietnam Veterans Association

Andy Peters


021 0645562

South East Asian Veterans Association

Dereck Turvey


021 0278 2766


David Benfell


021 725 481

Veterans Combined Forces Surfing Association

Bobby Ball


027 706 6308