The Veterans Motorcycle Club is comprised of former and current servicemen of the Australian Defence Force. We have risked our lives in hostile environments overseas to preserve the rights and freedom that all Australians enjoy.
Many factors, such as experiences in country, or acceptance by Australian society post deployment, have left Veterans feeling lost and adrift in mainstream Australia. PTSD is currently taking a greater toll of lives then the enemy has in recent conflicts. Many Veterans have found that the club provides the same vital lifesaving support and brotherhood that they had whilst still serving.
In late 1989, an advertisement was placed in a Melbourne newspaper seeking those Vietnam Veterans who were also Motorcyclists, and who would be interested in starting a Motorcycle Club. There was a strong response and, so, at the Broadford Hotel, the Victorian Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club was born. During the same time other like-minded Vietnam Veterans across Australia were coming together and forming chapters.
In April, 1992, the Vietnam Veterans South Australian Chapter was formed. In September 2008, the second South Australian Chapter, the Mid North SA Chapter was raised. In 2010, both South Australian Chapters proposed a change to Veterans MC, thus allowing veterans of other conflicts to become full members.
In 2013 we became the Mid North SA Chapter of the Veterans Motorcycle Club, allowing full recognition and support for local Australian military veterans from all conflicts.
Full Patch Membership; is open to veterans who have served in an overseas conflict or peace keeping operation and has been awarded the appropriate medals and awards.
(Be warned, we conduct a very thorough investigation into claims of being a Veteran)
Military Membership; is offered to persons who have military service and did not serve in an overseas conflict, but wish to support the club. Military Members, do not wear the full back patch that Veterans