Quick Facts






400 Active
81 Reserve as at November 2016



6643 Widows 68 Children 70 Persons with disabilities as at November2016

Contact Details

Adelaide Legacy

Legacy House 102-104 Franklin Street Adelaide SA 5000

Postal address: Box 1367 GPO Adelaide SA 5001

Phone: (08) 8231 9812

Email: reception@



Events - Adelaide Legacy

Each year there are a number of events to raise funds to assist Legacy’s work and also increase the awareness of Legacy in the general community.

Coming Events

68th Legacy Mercedes-Benz Adelaide Race Day

SAJC has once again given Legacy a day to take over the race course with the MERCEDES-BENZ ADELAIDE LEGACY 68th RACE DAY. To be held at Morphettville Race Course on Saturday 19th November 2016 in the Mo√ęt & Chandon Pavilion.

This event is a major fund-raiser for the benefits of our 7,000+ Legacy families, our Widows and kids.

Featuring MC Test Cricketer, Wayne Phillips

Tickets: $120pp (Tables of 10) / $60pp Legacy Families (Includes 3 course buffet luncheon and 5 hour quality beer & wine package)

Support Legacy Adelaide, buy your ticket via Trybooking.

View the menu or buy a horse.

Strathalbyn Bowling Club support for Legacy

On Monday 28th November 2016, the Strathalbyn Bowling Club are holding a bowling competition to support Legacy. Full details of the event are available here.

Legacy Great Ocean Road Walk

Legacy South Australia is undertaking a unique event this year during Legacy Week to raise public awareness of the mission of Legacy but also to raise much needed funds. Legacy is a not-for-profit and although they do receive some government funding, they need to raise 95% of their annual funding.

This year, Legacy's Pensions Manager, Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) Ian Kennedy, and his second son, Nicholas Kennedy will undertake to walk the Great Ocean Road over a period of 5-6 days - a distance of approximately 100 kilometres.

A short background on why Ian has decided to attempt this: Ian is a third generation service member, his father served in WWII, Korea, and Malaya and returned home very much damaged, and his mother, who also served during the Second World War, cared for her hurband for many years and sometimes under very difficult conditions. Ian has served his country for 41 years, his wife has served for 30 years and their eldest son is a current serving member who is currently deployed in defence of his country.

They are hoping that this walk will not only raise money for Legacy but also help people understand the story behind why Ian and his son Nicholas are undertaking this commitment, which is to remember that the widows/ widowers of Veterans are often forgotten and yet their service is equally important and recognition of their quiet and dedicated commitment and understanding of those who have returned must never be forgotten.

You can donate to this worthy cause by going to:

Unfortunately, due to a medical emergency, Ian and his son have had to postpone the walk for one week. The walk will now commence on 2nd September, not 28th August as stated above.

Ian and his son Nicholas have had to postpone the Great Ocean Road walk due Nicholas’s ill health. Nicholas is still undergoing tests to determine exactly what the issue is, but his specialist doesn’t want him doing anything physical for at least two months. Of course, Ian doesn’t want to do the walk without him and is devastated that they were unable to do it on the advised date.
Ian and Nicholas hope to be doing the walk late November or early December. Ian will keep us advised and, once the dates are confirmed, will post lots of pictures of the them doing the walk together.
Thank you for your support and understanding.


To all our loyal followers and other interested people, you will be very pleased to note that Ian and Nicholas are now set to do the Great ocean walk starting on Saturday the 26 Nov 06 and finishing on Friday 2 Dec, Nicholas has had confirmation from his specialist that his health issue has stabilised enough for him to undertake this walk, and he is thrilled that he can now do this fund raising event with his Dad, we are always hoping for more money so please if you haven't donated we would welcome your contribution. To donate please go https://chuffed.org/project/legacy-great-ocean-walk

We would also like to request that you send this message on to family and friend and ask for them to contribute so that the money raised from this event allows for the great work that Legacy does for the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and for those who suffer from the results of war continue to be looked after.

Past Events

Business Leaders Luncheon

On Friday 17th June 2016, Legacy held a Business Leaders Luncheon in the Ian McLachlan Room, Adelaide Oval.

Guest speakers included:
  • The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson AO BMBS FRACP (Hon) FAMA, Director Australian War Memorial
  • Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) and Mrs Liz Scarce
  • Mike Smithson as MC

For more information, please see the link below


Glenside Lions Art Show

Glenside Lions chose to support the work of Legacy with the 2016 Art Show. This was held in the City of Burnside Ballroom from Thursday 19 May to Tues 24 May and the public is most welcome to attend and show their support.

There was a wide selection of over 400 works of art on display.

For more information on the Art Show, please contact Art Show Chairman Bruce Spangler on 0418 802 835 or email brucesp@bigpond.com or Chris Meldrum on 0419 038 495 or email meld.chris@bigpond.com.


67th Legacy Race Day

On Saturday 5th December 2015, the 67th Legacy Race Day was held at Morphettville Race Course. The SAJC have been generous supporters of Legacy for 67 years and we thank them for another year of their support. We also would like to extend our thanks to Mercedes-Benz Adelaide for their sponsorship of the 2015 Race Day event.


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