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Australian

SAS

Association

ABOUT US

The Australian Special Air Service Association is an Incorporated body formed to perpetuate the close comradeship created between past and present members of SASR and to provide support to the Regiment.

 

Branches are located in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital territory. Membership is an entitlement to all veterans of the Australian SAS Company and former and serving members on the posted strength of SASR, both badged and non-badged.

 

A principal purpose of the ASASA is the welfare and well being of our veterans and their families.

OUR MISSION

The ASASA exists to provide support, advice and assistance to past and present members of ‘The Regiment’, the Association and where possible their families in need. We look to ensure veterans receive their entitlements at law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and we represent their interests on veterans policy matters.

 

We act to perpetuate the close bonds and esprit de corps vital to the mental health and wellbeing of past and present ,members of ‘The Regiment ‘and other Special Forces Units such as Z Special Unit and the Commando Regiment  by providing the means for contact, amalgamation and trusteeship as required. We provide support to the veterans of ‘The Regiment and work to preserve the good name of ‘The Regiment’ and guard its interests. We provide welfare support and pension services and we provide advocacy services for DVA claims.

 

The ASASA conducts social and physical exercise activities and implements projects and applies for grants to assist in financing these services. The ASASA raises funds for welfare and ensures the assets and income of the association are applied solely in the furtherance of the above mentioned objectives and that no portion is distributed directly or indirectly between members of the ASASA except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the association.

LEADERSHIP

National Leadership of the ASASA is provided by a National Chairman and an Executive comprising State Branch Presidents and a Secretariat which includes a National Secretary, National Treasurer and National Communications Officer.

National Chairman: Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith

National Vice Chairman: Rick Moor

National Secretary: Gary Kingston

Assistant Secretary:  Troy Simmonds

National Treasure: Bob Colligan

National Publications Editor: Rick Simpson

WA Branch: David Thomas

SA Branch: Roger Morish

Vic Branch: Phil Sullivan

NSW Branch:  Wayne Jones

QLD Branch: Alan Bowen

ACT Branch: Dan Fortune

SAS FAMILY

The SAS family comprises the Regiment, The ASASA, the SAS Resources Fund, the SAS Historical Foundation and the SAS Auxiliary. Each of these sister organisations play a unique part in supporting the Regiment, its veterans and their  families.

The SAS family is closely connected to other Special Forces associations including ‘Wandering Warriors’, the ‘Commando Association’ and other Ex Service Organisations

NATIONAL EVENTS

The 50th anniversary

At the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.The ASASA was represented by SAS Vietnam veteran and former CO, Chris Roberts (ACT Branch).

Last Post Ceremony

Vice President Rick Moor coordinated ASASA involvement in a Last Post Ceremony for SAS veteran Dave Fisher with support from ACT Branch.

ADSO and RSL Forums

The Chairman Represented ASASA art ADSO meetings and forum. The Vice Chairman and Matt Stevens (NSW Branch) represented us at RSL Forums in Canberra and Sydney respectively.

Australian War Memorial Development Project Veterans Working Group

The ASASA Vice Chairman participated in the Australian War Memorial Development Project Veterans Working Group overseeing a major reinvention of the facility.

  • 2024 Annual ANZAC Day Dinner
    2024 Annual ANZAC Day Dinner
    Fri, Apr 19
    Commonwealth Club
    Apr 19, 2024, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM GMT+10
    Commonwealth Club, 25 Forster Cres, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia
    Apr 19, 2024, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM GMT+10
    Commonwealth Club, 25 Forster Cres, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia
    The President of the ASASA-ACT Branch, Mr Dan Fortune, DSC & Bar requests the pleasure of ASASA-ACT Branch Members, Partners, and Friends at the Annual ANZAC Day Dinner.

Sponsors, Partners and Donors

The ASASA is supported significantly by Defence, The ADF, Special Operations Command and by the Regiment.  The SAS Resources Fund provides invaluable welfare and financial support to wounded SAS veterans, our members and to families in need

 

Behind the SAS Resources Fund are a large number of corporate donor and individuals who have through philanthropy and good will contributd to soldier and family welfare and support beyond that which is provided by government.

 

Most of all we are supported by our own volunteers.

MERCHANDISE

The NINE SIX FOUR brand was created by members of the SAS family to provide memorabilia and items reflective of the core values and fabric of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment brand. All SASR merchandise is authorised and endorsed by the Regiment itself, with many of the items currently sold exclusively on base at Campbell Barracks in Swanbourne, Western Australia.

 

Our aim is for the provision of high quality authentic SASR and Defence related products, and to support conservation of the history of the Regiment.

 

All NINE SIX FOUR Merch sales support the SAS Historical Foundation to maintain the collection and preserve the Regiment's rich history.

Join the NINE SIX FOUR community and support serving and ex-serving ADF members and their families, young and old, and help promote their businesses and ventures along the way.

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Donate Now

Your donation will help towards supporting the welfare, mental health and transition into civilian life of our veterans and their families in need. The ASASA Inc is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC)