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Canberra Legacy

The Legacy Club of Canberra (which includes Yass/Boorowa) is dedicated to caring for families for deceased and incapacitated veterans.

The Legacy Club of Canberra (which includes Yass/Boorowa) provides a wide range of support and financial services for our widows and dependents. These include, but are not limited to, pensions advice and advocacy, financial assistance to those in need, provision of social activities, outings and comradeship, some medical and dental funding support, garden maintenance, educational assistance for dependent children, and general welfare advice and support. Legacy Youth receive a birthday and Christmas present and Widows also receive a Christmas present annually.

We also maintain a respite facility on the NSW South Coast which is available to our widows a week at a time, free of charge.

Services we provide

Assistance with claims

Assistance with claims

Legacy works to ensure our families receive the correct entitlements, rights and benefits at all times.

Income Support

Income Support

Legacy understands families and individuals can have difficulty covering bills and expenses following the death of a family member and Legacy may be able to offer financial assistance where needed.

Medical and health access support

Medical and health access support

Legacy may provide assistance to obtain mobility devices like wheelchairs and walkers and the provision of medical devices such as Personal Response Units to assist with independent living.

Emergency relief

Emergency relief

In times of hardship, grief and loss, Legacy may step in to help families get back on their feet by assisting with emergency funds.

Seeking support?

In this year of our 92nd anniversary, we look after nearly 900 widows, children, and disabled dependants in the Canberra and Yass/Boorowa communities.

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Supported 900 families

We help over 900 widows and dependants in the Canberra and Yass/Boorowa region

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Provided social
outings for 850

We provide a range of social activities, outings, concerts, and respite for our ladies

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We provide a range of assistance and social activities for Youth in the ACT and from around Australia

Become part of a proud tradition


Being a Legatee is the most rewarding endeavor of my life. It makes me proud of my country when I see the enthusiasm and compassion volunteers bring to their roles as Legatees. I also see just how much enjoyment and fulfillment they get out of it.

Our partners & supporters

We are grateful for the Australian individuals and organisations who work with us to help provide our essential services.

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Join our community and take action to support Legacy’s vision. There are so many ways to get involved.