The Department of Veteran Affairs is considering plans to establish a Veteran Wellbeing Centre in Tasmania, says the Veteran Affairs Minister.
Last December the government announced funding for six new Veteran Wellbeing Centres, one for each state except Tasmania and the ACT.
Minister for Veterans Affairs Darren Chester said the government is committed to supporting veterans.
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"I am aware there is interest in establishing a similar Veterans' Wellbeing Centre in Tasmania and Tasmanian MPs Gavin Pearce and Bridget Archer have both expressed their support in meetings with me," he said.
"The government is committed to putting veterans and their families first and any further wellbeing centres will be considered as part of the Budget process and will be designed in consultation with the ex-service community."
RSL Tasmania state president Robert Dick has been campaigning for a wellbeing centre since the announcement last December.
A report released by RSL Tasmania in April found more than half of their members described their health as average or poor.
Members also reported experiencing mental illness throughout their lifetime at a rate 10 per cent higher than the national average.
Mr Dick said these figures showed there was a desperate need for a centre in Tasmania.
Mates4Mates, a veteran support charity, runs a Family Recovery Centre in Hobart which provides a wrap-around service similar to what could be expected from a wellbeing centre.
Tasmanian manager Josh Miller said they would welcome another facility.
"We know this model of care works well and provides veterans and their families with one place to access multiple support services, from psychology appointments to social connection activities," he said.
"It also provides veterans with a community of like-minded people who understand what they're going through."
He said veterans who return from service need access to support on an individual and community level.
"Some veterans can experience isolation after transitioning and also be impacted by physical injuries and mental health issues, including PTSD, as a result of their service," Mr Miller said.
"It's vital that veterans don't have to go through this alone and have access to support to help them through recovery."
Launceston Legacy senior vice president Terry Byrne said the organisation would also support a centre being.
"This is something that will connect those veterans and veterans widows, widowers to services that they might not know exist," he said.
He said a centralised support centre would help prevent people from falling through the cracks.