The development of a new integrated service for Tasmanian veterans should also include services for first respondeners, says the United Firefighters Union Tasmania.
It comes as the state and federal Departments of Veteran Affairs announced funding for a feasibility study into what services are required for Tasmanian veterans.
The study will allow Tasmania's veteran community to have their say on what services are required across the state.
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UFUT secretary Leigh Hills said first responders need similar support services to veterans.
"I would like to see a nation first hub that includes both first responders and veterans," he said.
"Across the first responder field it is quite evident that there are high level needs for councillors in regards to PTSD or mental health issues that they face due to their day to day work."
RSL Tasmanian state president Robert Dick supports the call.
"There is quite a few pushes out there to get a centre going in Tasmania, I think it is a case of all of these people have got to come together to get one centre," he said.
"The first responders are your police, fire and ambulance and they have to be looked after as well.
"We can't just ignore them, they have to be looked after ... they face trauma everyday and they do need some support out there for them as well."
The, $120,000 joint initiative between the state and federal will explore the viability of a nationally connected service in Tasmania.
It builds on a 30 million invest into six Veteran Wellbeing Centres, one for each state except Tasmania and the ACT.
Federal Veteran Affairs Minister Darren Chester said Tasmania's veteran community will be asked about how they can be better supported.
"We all have a passion for supporting veterans and their families, and it is important we all work together to continue to improve their health and well being, and to provide individualised services based on local veterans' needs," Mr Chester said.
State Veteran Affairs Minister Guy Barnett said the study was a welcome step forward.
"The assistance, support and advocacy for veterans and their families has never been more important, and this feasibility study will look at what services are required and where, and how best to deliver that support," Mr Barnett said.
"This is an opportunity to work together to increase available services and supports to the veteran community, which will include both government and non-government input for a coordinated local approach."
The study will include broad community engagement, data collection and the consideration of a potential connection with research institutes.
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