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The Victorian Veterans Council (VA 5074) is an independent statutory body established in 2006 under the Veterans Act 2005. The council plays an important role supporting Victoria's veterans and reporting directly to the Minister for Veterans' Affairs on issues affecting the Victorian veteran community.
In addition to advising the Minister, the Council distributes the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund and the Victorian Veterans Fund. It also advises the Minister for Consumer Affairs on specific matters relating to the regulation of patriotic funds.
The Victorian Veterans Council is the turstee for five patriotic funds which are administered in accordance with Part 4 of the Veterans Act 2005.
Secretariat support to the Victorian Veterans Council is provided by the Veterans' Affairs Unit, Department of Premier and Cabinet (previously Department of Planning and Community Development until 30 June 2013).