New employment advocate for VIC veterans

A new Veterans Employment Advocate will help veterans find a new career in Victoria’s public sector after leaving the Australian Defence Force.


Major General David McLachlan (Rtd), former President of RSL Victoria Branch, will use his expertise and sector knowledge to promote the state’s Public Sector Veterans Employment Strategy.


Major General McLachlan will work with the Victorian Veterans Council, Victoria’s ex-service organisations and veteran employment providers to explain the value that skilled veterans can bring to the public sector.


The Public Sector Veterans Employment Strategy is a key initiative in the Government’s response to the Victorian Veterans Sector Study Report.


The Government has made a commitment to employ 250 veterans within the public sector through the strategy.


The strategy will be developed over the next 12 months and promoted to veteran networks and people leaving the Australian Defence Force who live in, or intend on moving to, Victoria.


The strategy will help veterans apply for public sector jobs by offering advice and interview tips, and track the number of veterans applying for positions to address any barriers in securing employment.


More information about the strategy can be found at


5 July 2017.