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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$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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