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Defence Bank Foundation

Defence Community Dogs


The Defence Bank Foundation is registered independent charity with DGR status established to support serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members.  The Foundation raises funds to meet the costs of the Defence Community Dogs program. Every donation to the Defence Bank Foundation helps us cover the costs to rehome, feed and train more Assistance Dogs to help Veterans suffering from PTSD to improve their lives.  100% of funds donated are used to support the Defence Community Dogs program.

The Defence Community Dog Program:

The Program trains surrendered and rehomed dogs to Assistance Dog level to support serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel suffering from mental health disorders including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The dogs are intensively trained by inmates at Correctional Centres under the direction of professional dog trainers. It takes around 10 months and costs around $30,000 over the life of the dog to train, place and support each Assistance Dog and Veteran in our program.

A Unique Win, Win, Win program:

This program is giving dogs a second chance, rehabilitating prisoners and improving the lives of many veterans.  It is truly a unique Win-Win-Win program that has already successfully placed more than 55 dogs with Veterans throughout Australia.

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We accept one-off donations, or regular monthly donations.  All donations over $2.00 are Tax Deductible.  Thank you for your support.

Any donation made to Defence Community Dogs is greatly appreciated. One-off options are available above. Regular monthly donation options help to cover:

$20 Grooming and Shiny Coat Supplies

$32 Dog play and enrichment kits

$50 Vet care and treatments

$85 Feed a dog for a month

$110 Supports the professional training program

Thank you for your support.

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Contact Details

Level 10, 31 Queen St


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.