Embrace the spirit of Kokoda - proudly trekking for wounded, injured and ill current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force Mates and their families. 

Mates4Mates has made available this awe-inspiring Kokoda Adventure Challenge designed to stretch participants physically and psychologically.  

Have the courage to step outside your comfort zone and experience the demands of the Kokoda Track. Immerse yourself in the local village culture in remote Papua New Guinea. 

Challenge your physical and emotional endurance as you walk in the footsteps of those that have gone before you. 

Acknowledge the personal sacrifices made by past and present Australian Defence Force Mates to protect our shores. 

The unique bonds of mateship formed on this inspirational trek last a lifetime. 



Your fundraising efforts will make a real difference to the lives of injured Defence Force Mates and their families.


Mates4Mates supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members (and their families) who have been wounded, injured or ill injuries as a result of their service for our country.

Mates4Mates does not receive government funding, and relies on your support to make a positive difference to the lives of injured Defence Force Mates.

Mates4Mates provides:
• Physical Rehabilitation and Wellbeing services
• Psychological services
• Employment and Education Support Services
• Rehabilitation Adventure Challenges
• Social Connection Activities

For more information on our services or to help or to support our Mates, visit or call 1300 462 837. Stay connected @
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$27 can support a Mate's participation in a group family counselling session, which will help Mates with physical and psychological issues reduce the impact of their condition on their children.

$62 can purchase one yoga class for up to 20 wounded Mates to help manage their PTSD and related conditions, including anxiety, depression and sleeplessness.

$108 can provide a Mate with a one-on-one counselling session with our expert psychologists who help them to overcome their debilitating PTSD symptoms including anxiety, sleeplessness and managing their emotions.

$512 can go towards essential rehabilitation equipment in a Family Recovery Centre, which helps the wounded restore muscle and joint functions, improve their conditioning, and help to maximise their independence.

$1,989 can sponsor one Mate to attend a five-day intensive Equine therapy program which involves working closely with horses to help Mates overcome debilitating conditions like anxiety and depression so they can progress with their lives and relationships.

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