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    Patriots Australia is a Military Motorcycle Club for serving, former regular and reserve members of the Australian, Commonwealth and Allied Defence Forces. [..]

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    Three serving members of the Royal Australian Navy started the Club in 1993. These individuals considered that there was a need for military personnel with a common love of motorcycles, to have a contact point wherever they were posted. [..]

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    To provide an organisation dedicated to members and their families with a common interest in motorcycles. To have members throughout the States and Territories, to provide a social camaraderie for current serving and ex-serving members of the Defence Force. [..]

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    We do not tolerate, wannabe's ,drugs, violence or theft, we believe in the non-sexist policy promoted by the ADF and NZDF. Within the Club, we have ex Korea, Malaya/Borneo, Vietnam, Somalia, Gulf, Afghanistan and Timor Veterans and Peacekeepers [..]

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    Our “badge” denotes the three services that our members served in, the colour red, this signifies the blood shed by the men and women in past conflicts, the skull and black beret is to mourn those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and white is for the peace members have fought for, and won. [..]

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Patriots Australia

Vet Affairs Letter

The Autumn 2017 edition of Vetaffairs is now available on DVA's website.

You can also view this issue in interactive Realview pdf format.

You might also be interested in our online noticeboard.

Below are some of the stories covered in this issue. (Please note that to open web links on this page you may need to right click and select 'open').

Fall of Singapore

Nearly 2,000 people gathered at the national 75th anniversary commemoration service to remember those who died and suffered during the Fall of Singapore. The event took place on 15 February 2017 in Ballarat, Victoria.

On the same day, a life-size bronze statue of an elderly mother clutching a framed photo of her son killed in war was unveiled at the new Garden of the Grieving Mother in Ballarat.

Pensions and allowances rise

Veterans’ pensions were increased from 20 March 2017 following the latest round of indexation adjustments.

The Digital Readiness Bill

On 29 March, Parliament passed the Digital Readiness Bill. This is an important development in giving DVA 21st-century tools to provide a 21st-century service that veterans deserve.

Decision on the Long Tan Cross site commemorations

The Vietnamese government has confirmed there will be no official Anzac Day commemoration at the Long Tan Cross site this year.

Using your DVA Health Card

There are a few things worth remembering when using your DVA Health Card.

Overseas Anzac Day services – opening times and registration

This year, visitors are encouraged to register for a free attendance pass for the services at Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux.

Commemorations throughout 2017

This year is the penultimate year of the Anzac Centenary commemorative period, spanning 2014 to 2018. It will feature several milestone commemorations domestically and overseas to recognise Australian service and sacrifice since Federation.


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General News

Chapter News

Patriots Australia Riverina Chapter ride across the Riverina for charity

Category: Chapter news

Well done Riverina Chapter, click more for further details.


Moreton Bay Chapter 2017 Tattoo & Rockabilly Show

Category: Chapter news

Moreton Bay Chapter hold their annual Tattoo and Rockabilly Show, in the process raising $2000.00 for Legacy!


Afghanistan Avenue of Honour ride.

Category: Chapter news

Afghanistan Avenue of Honour. attended by Cairns, Townsville and Shoalwater Bay Chapters.


About Us

Patriots Australia is a motorcycle club for regular, reserve and ex-serving members of the defence force (Army, Navy and Air Force) Patriots Australia has been around since 1993 and were established because at one time or another, most of us would have liked to join an established club, but found that due to constant postings, this became difficult to achieve.

Latest Honours

  • Chapter of the Year
    Congratulations to Hunter Valley who have been awarded Chapter of the Year for 2017.
  • Patriot of the Year
    Congratulations to Chainsaw who has been awarded Patriot of the Year for 2017.

Chapter Photos