Adavale Veterans Retreat was originally conceived by a small group of Veterans who purchased an acre plot of land with an old, dilapidated, derelict, corrugated iron hut on it, which had been built nearly 100 years ago, to use as an escape for themselves.
With the demise of Alaric Homestead as a retreat they decided to donate the land to the charity that had been established.
The now ACNC registered charity is called ADAVALE VETERANS RETREAT and is fully run by unpaid volunteers and is currently manned from 1st March to 1st December every year closing only for the extreme summer months.
Over the past 18 months the site has been fully fenced, eight air-conditioned units each with en suite installed, see Accommodation page.
Units have a septic system plus hot and cold water. Solar power with lithium batteries (to reduce power costs) plus a storage donga to keep all equipment etc under cover.
The original Hut is being used as a kitchen/dining area with plans made to install another kitchens/dining donga, and continue restoring the Hut to be used as a gathering place and display area for memorabilia.
The current volunteer caretakers carry out planned work projects, so there is an appeal for anyone who can give us some of their valuable time to come out and help us with the restoration, work projects and maintenance.
Volunteering at Adavale Veterans Retreat is a fantastic way to support our ex-service community.
We are looking for volunteers to step up for Management and Regular Committee Positions, as well as a wide range of volunteering opportunities that will complement the skills and experience you bring, from working in Fundraising, Administration, Maintenance and Veteran Support.
All donations are greatly appreciated to help with ongoing projects and running costs.
Adavale Veterans Retreat Inc is a ACNC Registered Charity - All donations are tax deductable.