To join the first VFW Post in Australia, please fill out the Application Form and email it to the Senior Vice Commander at Svc@vfw12163.org or send a message via our Facebook page at:  www.facebook.com/vfw12163.  


Annual membership dues are $70 AUD and due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal.  OR  You can become a VFW Life member by making a one-time payment, or you can pay for your Life membership through the VFW website (www.vfw.org/join) with an initial $45USD payment and the Life membership amount billed over an 11-month period.  (see Payment Plan Info for fees)


By becoming a VFW Life member, you make a lifetime commitment to serving your fellow service members and Veterans.  You'll also enjoy many great benefits of being a Life member!   You will:

  • Avoid annual dues, renewals and monthly installments.
  • Maintain your membership in any Post you choose, worldwide!
  • Never pay an increase in dues - guaranteed!
  • Receive a 10% discount on exclusive VFW Store merchandise for the first year.

Subscription dues are essentially Annual Dues which works just like a magazine subscription.  It gives you 365 days of membership in the VFW.  

The basic breakdown is:  If you are an annual member and you pay your dues before Jan, your expiration will be Jan the following year.  If you pay after that date, whatever day your dues are processed at National will be the new expiration date.  For example:  you send in your dues to National on 1 Feb 2022 and National processed them on the 15 Feb.  Your new expiration date would be 15 Feb 2023.


Current subscription/Annual Dues for Post 12163 are $65AUD per year.


The local County V.A. Representative is a member of our Post.


Please contact our Post, during office hours, to set up an appointment.

Honoring the Flag of the United States of America is a cherished tradition practiced by our military and Veterans.  The VFW Post 12163 Honor and Color Guard is proud to carry on this tradition, and made up of volunteer Veterans associated with the Post.  

We are able to assist formal requests for U.S. Flag Presentations to school and community organizations, marching in parades, or displaying the National Colors at various local Memorials, schools and community events.  VFW Post 12173 Honor and Color Guard may also provide military honors at all Veteran funerals, memorial services and celebrations of life, as requested by their families.

All current VFW Post 12163 and INC members' have access to the MEMBERS ONLY section of the website.  Your defaul LOGIN is your VFW Member ID# and the default password is your Last Name (with the first letter of your last name capitalized).

The MEMBERS ONLY section provides access to:
  • Meeting Minutes - each month's published minutes
  • Update Details - for updating address and other contact information
  • Post Uniform format - for specification on uniform shirts, caps, name tags
  • Upcoming Events - access to the Post's calendar of events
  • Change Profile - Modifying your account password, etc.

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To submit your request for TAPS, please complete the form below.
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Join us as brothers and sisters of America to preserve the rights of veterans and support each other as only those who share in the camaraderie forged by conflict can. 



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