The Ministerial Advisory Council for Veterans and their Families (MACVF) comprises community members with a material interest in issues affecting the veterans’ community in the Australian Capital Territory. For the purposes of the MACVF, a “veteran” is defined as all current and former Australian Defence Force personnel.
The “veterans’ community” is inclusive of people with a direct link to defence service or a veteran. This could include widows, partners, former partners, children, parents, siblings and relatives' veterans, and should not exclude anyone with an evident link to or interest in a matter associated with veterans’ and their families' welfare or wellbeing.
The MACVF also provides a link between the Minister for Seniors, Veterans, Families and Community Services (the Minister), veterans, their families and the veterans’ community.