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  • Veterans Instameet #30 – Minnamurra Rainforest

    FREE

    Veterans Instameet #30 is coming up.
    On Sunday 20th February we will be meeting at 1.30pm at the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre and exploring from there.
    This is a family event, so bring along the kids and partners, we will be trying some family portraits on the day too.
    The team at @twentyfivefourcoffee has come on board and will be providing their goodies to keep us buzzing through the afternoon!

  • Veterans Instameet #39 – Veterans Health Week

    FREE

    Come and join the Veterans Instameet crew for our 39th instameet on Sunday 8th October 2023.

    We are teaming up with the Saltwater Veterans Crew along with members from the Forestville RSL sub branch to take part in the 2023 Veterans Health Week. This years theme is Mental Wellness Matters. The themes aim is to promote good health and wellbeing in the everyday life of veterans and families, and shines a spotlight on the importance of mental health. Our outings always aim to bring together people with photography as the basis of a fun morning out.

  • Veterans Instameet #40 – Family Day

    FREE

    Come and join the Veterans Instameet crew for our 40th instameet on Sunday 28th November 2023.Grab your kids, grab your partner, grab the grandkids and come and join us for an afternoon out exploring Cockatoo Island!

    We will be heading over via ferry and meeting at Cockatoo Island at 3:00pm. The plan is to take a walk around the island, taking photos and having fun along the way.You all asked for it and we are excited to bring back our photo challenges for the day. We will be having prizes for the most creative photos posted, there are some incredible giveaways lined up from some generous companies

  • Veterans Instameet #41 – Refuge Bay

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    Come and join the Veterans Instameet crew for our 41st instameet on Sunday 10th March 2024.

    Grab your sunscreen and towel as we’re hitting the water with the Saltwater Veterans crew for a special excursion to Refuge Bay.

    We will be meeting at Rowland Reserve at Bayview, near the boat ramp, then heading up Pittwater and into the Hawkesbury via the Saltwater Veterans fleet of boats. The plan is to land on the beach, listen to archaeologist Stirling Smith give an overview of the site with Z-Force, and then for those fit and able, a climb up the cliff to the top of the waterfall. Of course, taking photos and having fun along the way.

  • Veterans Instameet’s 10th Birthday

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    I can’t believe it has been 10 years since Warrick Eady and I decided to get together and create our own little veteran based photography group. It was May 2014 and we’d both recently discharged from the Army and had our shared passion for photography. Looking around Sydney there were no veteran support networks that offered photography, so we decided to set up our own.

    Veterans Instameet #1 saw Warrick and I at Bondi, we put out the word via our small social page (less than 100 followers) and had one other attendee, a Brazilian bloke who hadn’t served. The Veterans Instameet has since grown into the community we have around us now, 41 past instameets across three states, two virtual instameets and a huge support network stretched around the nation.

    I am deeply grateful for everyone who has supported this little Veteran support organisation over the years. A big thanks goes to Andrew ‘Juddo’ Judson for stepping up once Warrick left to help me running the events themselves. To all those who have attended events, those that have purchased our merch and donated to funding, even to those who are always liking and sharing our posts on social media, I say thank you!

    To celebrate, we’re getting together for a few drinks and dinner on Sunday 19th May 2024 from 5:30pm at the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel.