Mates4Mates conducts holistic rehabilitation programs designed to push participants physically and psychologically in positive environments. Our challenges are difficult but realistic. They provide participants with a goal to work towards and a reason to get out of bed in the morning. They build motivation, teamwork and trust and have a profound effect on all participants.

Past Mates4Mates Rehabilitation Adventure Challenges have included activities like trekking Kokoda, kayaking across the Bass Strait and sailing in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

These challenges have a strong focus on rehabilitation. It is by facing a safe level of physical or psychological stress, and being pushed outside of their comfort zone, that participants regain lost confidence and self-worth.

Rehabilitation Adventure Challenges

Your support is very much appreciated and the money you will raise will “Pay It Forward” to give the next group of injured Defence Force Mates the chance to participate in these amazing adventures. The fundraising efforts of previous Mates on previous activities are what have allowed Mates4Mates to continue to provide this rewarding programs.


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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$15 Can support a Mate's participation in a weekly BBQ, where social connections facilitate having a chat with fellow Mates and the chance to learn from guest speakers.

$52 Give a Mate a remedial massage to assist in the treament of their injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.

$68 Helps to fund a trauma sensitive yoga session for Mates in one of our Family Recovery Centres.

$155 can fund a Mate's participation in a 5 week cooking class covering the basics of knife skills, setting a menu, nutritional contnet of foods and cooking on a budget for their family in a fun and social environment.

$512 Support a Mate with career coaching session focused on CV development, career pathways and interview training.

$1014 Help provide a Mates' entire family with 10 sessions under our physical rehabilitation services, to ensure the whole family makes a long-lasting and positive change to a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

$1989 Sponsor a Mate to attend a five day intensive Equine Therapy Program. This program uses horses to hlep Mates with conditioins like anxiety and depression to build trust, confidence and wellbeing.

$6250 Sponsor a Mate to face the challenge which is Kokoda. This guided adventure challenge helps build resilience and physical wellbeing for a Mate on a track etched in Australia's Military history. 

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