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Sydney Legacy

For almost a century, we have supported the families of those who gave their life or health for their country.

Sydney Legacy

Sydney Legacy was formed in 1926 and has for more than 90 years ‘kept the promise’ to care for our veterans’ families.

Sydney Legacy consists of 15 metropolitan divisions covering the whole of Sydney and regional divisions – in Bathurst, Blue Mountains, Griffith, Leeton, Lithgow, Mid North Coast, Moree, Mudgee North West and Southern Highlands.


Services we provide

Holidays and camps

Holidays and camps

Legacy holds annual recreational camps and holidays as a fundamental way of creating friendships and bonds.

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.

School age education support

School-age education support

Legacy assists with education costs, school uniforms, laptops and much more. Legacy can help support after-school activities such as music, art, karate, or sports.

Claims Help

Claims Help

Legacy can assist families with filling out paperwork and making claims through Department of Veterans’ Affairs; as well as advocate to government on their behalf.

Our impact

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4000 Widows

Sydney Legacy cares for around 4,000 widows in our area.

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387 children and dependants

Sydney Legacy cares for 123 children and 264 persons with a disability.

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300 Legatees

Our community is supported by over 300 dedicated Legatees.


The Gavin Family

Luke Gavin was tragically killed half way through a deployment in Afghanistan when an Afghan soldier opened fire, killing Luke and two other soldiers, and wounding several others. Luke leaves behind his beautiful family; wife, Jacky, and children, Joshua, Holly and Olivia.

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Become part of a proud tradition


Being a Legatee is the most rewarding endeavour 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 fulfilment 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.

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