Help us celebrate our Centenary in 2023.
Join us on our journey to remember the last 100 years, and hear our plans for the next 100.
100 years of Keeping the Promise.
In the trenches of the Western Front during World War I, a soldier said to his dying mate “I’ll look after the missus and kids”. This became known as The Promise.
Realising the dire circumstances of the tens of thousands of veterans, widows and children left behind, those who returned set out to help them. In 1923, Major General Sir John Gellibrand formed the Remembrance Club in Hobart. Another returning soldier, Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige, was inspired to establish a similar club in Melbourne which was named Legacy.
In responding to the needs of families of veterans for almost 100 years, Legacy, in conjunction with the network of Legacy Clubs throughout regional and metropolitan Australia, stands proudly as the only veteran service organisation in Australia dedicated solely to the care and support of our veterans’ families.
The Legacy Torch Relay
It is our great honour and privilege to announce that the commemorative event for The Legacy Centenary 2023 is:
THE LEGACY CENTENARY TORCH RELAY 2023, presented by Defence Health.
Download the Legacy Relay App
Download our official Legacy 100 Years Torch Relay mobile app to be part of the journey. Through this exclusive app you will be able to express your interest to become a torchbearer, make a donation, pre-order a collectible torch and find out more information about The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023 presented by Defence Health!
Download today by searching “Legacy 100th Torch Relay” on the App Store or Google Play.
Partners and Supporters
We are most grateful to our Presenting Partner and major supporters without whose contributions, both financially and in-kind, the Legacy Centenary would not be able to go ahead.
Legacy Leading Lights
These corporates have committed support to get our Centenary project off the ground.
Fundraise for Legacy
From BBQs to morning teas, there are so many ways to support the families of our fallen and injured veterans. Legacy relies heavily on community support, and a large portion of this is from fundraising events and activities involving dedicated people like you.
Or, fundraising in memory or celebration of a loved one can make a lasting and meaningful impact in their name. What we will gain from your fundraising efforts is invaluable, and for that, we cannot thank you enough for your support.
Become a Volunteer
There are so many ways to get involved and help Legacy keep the promise to the families of those who served our country.
Many of our programs and services depend on volunteers, to enable us to continue to make a difference to the lives of these families.
You can get involved with Legacy in a number of ways – by donating, fundraising, or volunteering in one of our 44 Clubs across Australia or 1 in London.
Supporting the families of our veterans
In 1923 Legacy made a promise to help veterans’ families carry on with their lives after the loss or injury of their loved one. It was a simple promise that Legacy keeps today; providing the same stability, guidance and assistance that a partner would normally provide to his or her family.
Today, Legacy supports 43,000 partners and children of veterans who gave their lives or health serving our country.