Below is a list of Veteran and Veteran family owned and operated businesses that are located In Queensland Click on the logos and check out their websites.
Health, Fitness & Fun
Capo Power Lifting
CAPO Powerlifting Australia Pty Ltd is a registered company that aims to promote the sport of powerlifting in a safe and friendly environment. Within that safe environment, every CAPO Powerlifting Australia participant has the best chance to enjoy the sport. We provide opportunities for all athletes, of all genders to excel in powerlifting. In doing so we build on good lifters, good citizens and good communities in which Powerlifting is a social asset.
We are the Australian affiliate of the World Powerlifting Congress (WPC) and Global Powerlifting Alliance (GPA).
Through our affiliations we can cater for RAW, RAW+ and EQUIPPED powerlifting.
CAPO is the most prolific Powerlifting federation in Australia. We hold 30+ years of Australian records.
What do we actually do?
We do Strength & Conditioning through our App, Custom Tailored Meal Plans, Apparel and anything cool we can get our hands on.
We provide a selection of the very best quality products, because we understand that jazzy pictures & cool digital promotions just don’t cut the mustard. Our priority is to do the basics extremely well. Quality & Service above all else.
We pay it forward.
We have dedicated Memorial products and services and we use that for good causes. You get something shiny, someone else gets something necessary. Everyone wins.
Part of our business model is to pay it forward. We use our exposure as a business to raise funds and awareness for Australians.
From cold hard cash donations to worthy causes, free coaching and mentoring to hooking people up with the help or contacts they need. Between the team we carry a wide range of knowledge and networks gained from professional insight.
Our aim here is quite simple, we strongly believe in paying it forward and if we can encourage others to join us, we’re winning. We care about our community of veterans, young and old, and help out where we can. Every product sold under the Memorial page is used to raise funds solely for good causes. This means we donate 100% of every single dollar we make from these products towards that good cause. They are a complete standalone to our “normal” product range.
Most importantly, we use our past & present contacts and experience to vet which organisations, causes or individuals to donate to. Anyone with some military or police experience knows that not all charities are as charitable as they claim. We aim to provide legitimate causes with our time, effort and money raised. With your assistance.
We carry our heritage with pride which is why you’ll see the Australian flag flying proudly on our products, we’re here to distinguish ourselves from the international market.
The Barracks Gym
At The Barracks Gym, we focus on offering our clients the very best pre-military or pre-police coaching and mentoring. We understand the pressures that come with the enlistment process and the fitness assessment, which is why we are so well equipped to help guide you through it. We know what it takes to build the fitness level and strength required to pass each and every test thrown at you.
Every one of our coaches is ex or current serving military and are also fully qualified in sports performance coaching, which allows us to offer some of the most relevant and most effective training methods in the world for building fitness and stamina that will carry you through your preliminary military fitness tests.
We are the only facility in Australia that offers the experience, knowledge and training programs that we offer, we have had clients travelling as far as from Brisbane and Melbourne to experience our training methods and they went onto become online coaching clients to follow through with their unique workout plan.
Base Training Center
Operated out of Brendale, Queensland, BASE Training Centre held its grand opening in April 2019. Owned and operated by Damien Brown, UFC veteran and current RIZIN fighter, BASE offers an opportunity for upcoming fighters to be taught by one of Australia’s most experienced fighters.
I was born and raised in Albury, NSW. I grew up as the eldest child in a family of 10. While I was living in Albury I developed a keen interest in martial arts and spent 7 years training in Zen Do Kai attaining my Black Belt. I was always a keen sportsman, I played a number of sports but found a love for Rugby League and played the sport for 17 years. Moving back to QLD I decided on joining the Army as an Infantryman and was deployed overseas. On my return to Australia I had surgery for a bad injury and in Townsville began training in Kick Boxing as rehab for my injury and back in the world of combat sports.
From the same Townsville gym I was persuaded to try some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. This first lesson of BJJ was the catalyst that sent me on the path towards competing in my first Mixed Martial Arts fight. Although losing that first fight I believe that every loss inspires you to be even more determined to be the best he can be and continue to improve and pursue you goals further.
In 2011 I was posted to Brisbane as a Physical Training Instructor in the Army and whilst in Brisbane began my training under the guidance of coaches Dan Higgins & Steve Compton.
After leaving the Army in 2013 to pursue a career in Mixed Martial Arts and with an exciting style, determination and an iron will, I as a fighter am looking to follow in my team mates footsteps to the top of the Australian division and fighting Internationally at the highest level.
Battle Ready Strength and Conditioning
Battle Ready, as the name suggests was forged in battle.
Through the hardships of war torn Afghanistan to the pain of returning home. Coming back from injuries to battling it out with yourself everyday in the gym, to show up on the competition floor and dominate. Just like the US Navy Seals say, ‘the only easy day was yesterday’. We push ourselves to get 1% better everyday and we want you to as well.
We have life experiences that can’t be matched, it’s made us better, it’s given us an understanding of what it takes and what is a waste of time. We strive to better ourselves, increase our knowledge and field test our ideas so we can give you the best quality product money can buy.
Asia Pacific Defence
Asia Pacific Self Defence (APSD) is a martial arts and self-defence school that teaches Hapkido, a Korean combat martial art and runs individually designed Self Defence courses. We have 2 schools, Ipswich and Mt Ommaney. Our classes are relaxed, fun and without the formalities of traditional martial arts schools. It’s a great way to raise self-esteem, confidence, and increase your fitness.
Asia Pacific Self Defence is a member of Martial Arts Australia (MAA), a peak industry body for martial arts in Australia. Being a member of MAA means that our school is a certified instructor school and must adhere to an industry code of practise/ethics of business and is committed to continuous quality improvement.
Our Chief Instructor is an Australian Regular Army Veteran of 36 years, who is passionate about self-defence and Martial Arts. Consequently, you won’t just learn a martial art or do a self-defence course, you will truly learn how to defend yourself and loved ones. Additionally, he strongly believes in the concept of mateship and strives to build a club culture where everyone is focused on helping each other succeed. This generates success and makes our lessons enjoyable.
We love giving back to the people in our community who help us. Take advantage of our special offer for current and ex ADF members and their families, and for paramedics, ambulance workers, police, firefighters, and their families. Get 20% off any of our Self-Defence Courses or Hapkido classes at Ipswich or Mt Ommaney.
If you are a spouse or child of an ADF service member deployed on operations, you can train free for the duration of their overseas deployment. It’s our way of showing support.
Gunslinger Longboards Australia was co-develped in a colloboration between mates in Australia and South Africa . Today Gunslinger Longboards offers one of the largest selections of Longboard Skateboards in the world.
Our Bamboo and Maple boards are manufactured to the highest quality and we continuously strive to improve them, providing an on-going world class product.
Choose from our range of either the cruiser, free-ride or downhill boards in sizes from 33” to 48”. All Gunslinger set up’s come standard with Gunslinger bearings, Gunslinger Trucks and your choice of Gunslinger Wheels.
Jericho Australia was created as a solution to a problem.
As I grew up and grew facial hair I realised that shaving all the time caused my face a lot of irritation. I decided that growing a beard was the best option for me. Although, sporting an awesome beard has its benefits, I discovered it was not without it’s downfalls.
I’ve struggled with skin irritation, itchiness and obvious dry flakes to name a few. When my partner suggested I incorporate oils into my daily routine to help combat the issues I was having, I got to see first hand how much improvement I was able to get using this method.We started playing around with using a few different oils, it was after this I discovered that when using a combination of oils I was able to reap the most benefits. The skin underneath my beard was calm instead of inflamed, the dry flakes were gone and I was no longer feeling itchy all the time. This allowed me to have more confidence and less worries. Hakuna Matata.
After a lot of researching and learning about what works and what doesn’t, we were able to make our own. These products we could guarantee were up to our standards as well as create ideal scents without all the chemical overload nonsense (that can end up doing more harm than good). So there it is, the reason why we have made our very own products and we hope you enjoy them just as much as we do.
We are Australia’s ONLY mobile gel blaster battlefield experience; that will tailor a unique experience for you in the safety and comfort of your own home!
Food & Beverages
War Fighter Coffee
Australian Warfighters is about 2 Veterans of different operational experiences who have come together to provide a page of support for all of our followers.
We have a different take on how we do things with Australian Warfighters. We are not a charity nor a non-for profit organisation. We have found that there are many people out there who run these type of pages who do not support our community, so we wanted to be different.
We run this page solely from our own pensions and on the occasion, we run merchandise through our business partners who help put funds towards a charity of our choosing.
We have in the past also kindly received donations from some of our followers as we have developed a trust and rapport with them to feel comfortable to donate.
Situation: Veteran Coffee is lacking in Australia
Mission: Release a Veteran owned and Veteran operated a line of Coffee. We all know that a good brew in the morning is a must and we want to bring Australia a quality range of coffee.
Execution: At Warfighter Coffee, we will source blends of coffee from local roasters to support Australian businesses. We have done considerable research into the market and litres of Coffee has been consumed to bring you the best range we can. We are not about profit, so we have tailored our pricing to be the best out there.
To execute the awareness of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and homelessness, we give back to the veteran community every time a bag of coffee or accessory is sold. It will go towards a training course for veterans or family members in the art of barista work. Once our coffee is widespread, we will assist a Veteran start up his own coffee van. If this goes well, we can help more veterans create their own coffee van businesses. We will also donate to charities of our choice throughout the year.
If Warfighters can produce enough awareness of the above for mentioned conditions by cafes and veteran-owned coffee vans, we will also use the funds to eventually build a ‘diggers rest’ where veterans and their families can come to if they are in dire situations or anyone who needs support.
Our Love for creating Beautifully flavoured Nuts
It is our passion to create the best Caramelised nuts possible using fresh Australian produce. All the flavours are made by hand using a recipe that is over a 100 years old. I believe this brings a authenticity that is unparalleled and will serve as a special treat for generations to come. Please enjoy the caramelised goodness as these are ‘Made for Lovin’.
The Rifleman’s Armoury
Owned and operated by Dan Potts. Dan is an ex infantry section commander, and has served in Timor, Iraq, and Afghanistan with the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.
Dan entered the Australian film industry in 2014. After working on a number of feature films and documentaries as a military advisor, Dan felt that what the industry needed was film armourers with significant real world weapons handling experience.
The Infantryman’s profession is weapons handling. That kind of experience, built over years of training and operations overseas, can’t be replicated in the civilian world.
In 2018, The Rifleman’s Armoury was established. We deliver a professional service, by veterans who have spent years safely handling weapons in high stress environments. As well as a licensed film armourer, Dan is also a licensed firearms instructor.
Electrical & Air Conditioning Service Areas
Whether you are looking for an Electrician or an Air Conditioning Installation, if you live in the Moreton Bay region we have you covered. See below for our updated list of serviceable suburbs.
Bellmere, Caboolture South, Elimbah, Moodlu, Rocksberg, Upper Caboolture, Caboolture and Morayfield
Banksia Beach, Beachmere, Bellara, Bongaree, Bribie Island North, Donnybrook, Godwin Beach, Meldale, Ningi, Sandstone Point, Toorbul, Welsby, White Patch and Woorim.
Narangba, Petrie, Northlakes, Redcliffe & Bayside
Burpengary, Burpengary East, Narangba, Moorina, Dakabin, Kallangur, Kurwongbah, Petrie, Whiteside, Griffin, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs, Northlakes, Clontarf, Deception Bay, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Newport, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point.
Strathpine, Samford Valley & Hills District
Bray Park, Brendale, Cashmere, Joyner, Lawnton, Strathpine, Warner, Camp Mountain, Cedar Creek, Clear Mountain, Closeburn, Draper, Highvale, Jollys Lookout, Mount Glorious, Mount Nebo, Mount Samson, Samford Valley, Samford Village, Samsonvale, Wights Mountain and Yugar, and part of the locality of Kobble Creek, Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Bunya, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills and Ferny Hills.
Woodford & Dayboro
Bellthorpe, Booroobin, Bracalba, Cedarton, Commissioners Flat, Glass House Mountains, Mount Delaney, Neurum, Stanmore, Stony Creek, Wamuran and Woodford, and parts of the localities of D’Aguilar and Delaneys Creek, Armstrong Creek, Campbells Pocket, Dayboro, King Scrub, Laceys Creek, Mount Mee, Mount Pleasant, Ocean View, Rush Creek and Wamuran Basin, and parts of the localities of D’Aguilar, Delaneys Creek and Kobble Creek.
Clothing , Design & Household Items
Coast to Coast Embroidery and Design
Embroidery, Dye Sublimation, Engraving,
Trophies, Awards, Show Ribbons and more!
ARCED UP Clothing
As a veteran-owned business, we have a unique insight into the sacrifices and impact on families of those that have served our country and communities.
Our vision is to help promote and donate a percentage of profits to the wider charity groups that aid veterans, first responders, volunteers, and support groups.
We wish to thank the service of members past and present that fall under the following groups: Defence Force, Police, Firefighters, Paramedics, Emergency Dispatch, Nurses, Corrections, Security, Volunteer groups (SES, Rural Fire, Coast Guard, Surf Life Saving, etc)
Codey began his career in illustration and 3D animation within the gaming industry. As an artist and illustrator, he has produced artworks across the world and is internationally recognised. Codey regularly donates his comic strips to the humour section of the Australian Army newspaper. He uses many different mediums, such as clay, acrylics, resin and conventional pencil and charcoal. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
Hug a Hero
I’m Andi, and I want to share with you the story of why I created Hug a Hero and the importance of having the comfort of a cuddle…This all came about because I am lucky to know a very special young lady whose Dad is in the military.
Like many kids with a parent in defence (and many other professions), she has to say “see you later” to her Dad from time to time. Anyone who’s been in a long distance relationship or with a family member / spouse who works away will know how hard it is to say goodbye, and the missing of the loved one after they leave; am I right?I knew I was able to create something to bring a little bit of comfort to this special young lady; a way she would still have the comfort of a cuddle with her Dad even when they weren’t together.
So I crafted (what is now known as) an “At ease” cuddle cushion from one of her Dad’s old work shirts. Both little Miss and her Dad absolutely loved the comfort and connection of the cuddle cushion, and it was then I realised there are many children, spouses, and family members who would benefit from the comfort of a cuddle cushion.I absolutely love what I do because of the meaning attached to the pillows, and I am honoured to create beautiful cuddle cushions and display cushions for Aussie heroes.
First Strike Promotions
I grew up in a military family, with my dad serving in both the British and New Zealand Armies before settling in Australia. I joined the army in 1996 as a reservist but before long was bitten by the green bug and transferred to ARA in 2000.
During my time I was deployed multiple times throughout the Middle East, Solomon Islands, and even got to float about on a navy boat off Christmas Island for a few months looking for boat people and enjoying the view from the Golden Bosun tavern. Unfortunately I was medically discharged in 2019.
Life is much quieter these days with my time spent gardening, raising our daughter and getting in the way of Martina running our small business. Knowing that we can do something to help those still serving or retired brings me a sense of accomplishment and the satisfaction of still being there for my mates regardless of what service they served in.
The purpose of bringing military design to stickers is the celebration and the commemoration of our service, and their service. Military stickers are a proud way of displaying our veteran belonging and our service everyday.
Stickers have brought friends, family, and fellow veterans together on the road spotting them on the back of our vehicles all across Australia. Our stickers bring pride, memories, laughs, and most of all – veterans together.
Created by the team at Spadix Print & Design; King’s Corporal is the new home for our custom military sticker service. We are iconic for our growing range of the online Military Sticker Shop as well as our unique service of Personalised Ribbon Stickers. We do all international service military awards as well as State and Federal awards.
We also provide personalised ribbon stickers of your family members serving in past conflicts. We have no minimal order through to bulk sticker requests.
As most people may be aware life after Army can be difficult, after Discharge in 2016 I was unaware of where life was to take me, always had the passion for Harley Davidson but how to make that something I could share with others.
Along came Townsville Custom Cycles, a few visits in there, Cam and the team gave me the idea to try my hand at engraving (maybe just to get rid of me who knows) I cannot thank you guys enough for helping me find my passion! (if you havent already, go check them out)
All my work is done by hand with a dremel rotary tool, no fancy big machines or laser cutters because where is the skill in all that, I put all of my heart into the pieces that I cut and will make sure the best care is taken while I have your gear, only to present you something I hope you can really love Pricing for each piece will be based on an individual case but the way I have things running at the moment I can offer seriously good prices for you guys/girls you will be blown away.
So if you’ve been thinking about getting some work done or have never seen it before get in touch with me, I will gladly show some of the work I have previously done in person and we can have a chat about your own!
Security & Tactical
Hawkeye Cyber Solutions
I have 20+ years in financial services and 15 as a business owner, just like many of you.
In 2018 a staff email address at our main service providers office was hacked. As a result a large amount of client data from across the group was obtained illegally including a number of our clients personal data.
This set the wheels in motion to create a solution to help better protect my financial services clients and help other businesses to better understand the risks of cyber crime.
Who is Hawkeye?
Owned and operated by a former Signals Intelligence specialist in the Australian Army with training in communications security, electronic warfare and military intelligence.
Military postings included the Defence Signals Directorate (now the Australian Signals Directorate) which is the the hub for the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
Bay Island Security
Bay Islands Security is a Veteran owned business servicing South East Queensland. We offer quality security services, exceptional customer service and the highest level of professionalism.
Security manpower services are our core business and include mobile patrols, static guarding, crowd control, dog handlers, monitoring, cash-in-transit, bodyguarding and close personal protection.
We also provide threat assessments, vulnerability assessments, security risk assessments, physical and protective security surveys and reviews, WHS risk assessments, risk management, crime prevention planning, emergency management, consultancy and training.
ANSIC is an Australian risk management, investigation and security firm – with recognised global capabilities and affiliates.
Formed in 2010 by former policing and military professionals, the ANSIC team specialises in delivering a range of security services to commercial, residential, and industrial clients – both nationally and internationally.
Starting in the close personal protection and investigations sectors, ANSIC moved quickly into crisis management, corporate training and counter-terrorism in hostile environments. Today, ANSIC’s proven strategies have expanded into monitoring, critical logistics support, collections and consulting.
ABOUT SCORPION PROJECTS
Situation: Australia has ridiculously high costs for Military and Law Enforcement equipment.
Mission: As a veteran operated business, we want to bring Australia’s Military, Law Enforcement personnel and Outdoor enthusiasts quality kit at an affordable price, and to help promote awareness for veterans and give back to the veteran community.
Execution: At Scorpion Projects we have sourced our shit from all over the globe. We have done considerable research into the market of the current trends and changes within the Defence and Law Enforcement communities. As such, we have tailored our pricing to suit and most of all, we have the ability to give it you at a cheaper price than most. We are always updating our inventory as needed.
To execute the awareness of PTSD, depression, homelessness etc for veterans, we have teamed up with organisations who specialise in these areas. We have offer coffee in partnership with Australian Warfighters, who give back to the veterans community every time a bag of coffee or cap is sold.
Atts and Dets: Australian Warfighters, Delta Echo Apparel, Premier Defence Agencies, Max Force Tactical, 3 Elements Coffee. All veteran owned Australian businesses.
Comms: Refer to our Contact Us page if you have any further questions, queries or doubtful points.
You like that? A bastardised SMEAC to you military folk. Thank you for the read and enjoy your time in the sun…Scorpion Projects OUT!
Valhalla Tactical takes military-standard gear to the next level to make your missions easier. Our packs are designed to sit more comfortably on your shoulders, our pouches are more versatile, our clothing is stitched with the toughest threads and our sleeping gear is customised to climate.
We started Valhalla because we know what it’s like to carry 90L on your back and not have the right amount of support. We’ve felt what it’s like to be in freezing conditions with a sleeping bag that’s colder than your Sunday beer. We’ve experienced rough nights, gnarly days, long hikes and tiresome journeys.
We’ve lived the missions you’re about to embark on. We want to help you live them better
Green Door Vetting and Security
Green Door Vetting and Security is a veteran owned company that provides security and vetting services to corporate and government clients, as well as job placement services for former military and law enforcement personnel predominantly from intelligence and security backgrounds.
We help clients develop and manage their security compliance processes, and can conduct audits on the security providers that companies utilise to protect their business.
Creative Investment Solutions
Creative Investment Solutions is a Veteran Owned, Licenced Real Estate Agency founded by Nicholas in order to assist property investors by provide coaching and property investment strategies that relate to their individual situation.
During his over 20 year career in the ADF, Nicholas was actively investing in property and spent a considerable amount of time coaching and mentoring others on their own investment journey’s.
Nicholas holds a full Real Estate Licence, Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning), Advanced Diploma of Engineering and is currently studying towards his Masters degree in Financial Planning.
He looks forward to helping you create wealth through Property Investment.
Striving to ensure quality stock with value-add. We believe business is about long-term relationships with key partners.
5 Degrees Property are a property advocacy based in Brisbane, Queensland. As advocates we are independent and not limited to a set list of properties. Rather, we are able to engage with all developers, agents and builders to find the right new property, in the right location, and at the right price for our Partners & Clients.
Whilst we have broad access to a wide range of properties, we constantly conduct due diligence on key areas throughout South-East Queensland to find the best investment locations. We then compliment this with a shortlist of core projects in these locations that meet strict criteria for investment.
We ensure that this core stock is from quality developers and builders, with high levels of finish. Most of which, if not all, are not available on the public market. Accordingly, these properties give an edge to our Partners & Clients when looking for an advantage in their investment outcomes.
Our team is anchored by Andrew; the Principal Partner, who came to property after spending nearly 10 years in the Australian military conducting community engagement & threat analysis. Using his experience and analytical methodology, complimented by his MBA, Andrew has a reputation as a diligent professional with a passion for property.
Business & Consulting
Community Involvement Solutions
Community Involvement Solutions was founded on the principle of impact through collaboration. We don’t just help people; we work alongside communities and develop long-term solutions to underlying issues that are affecting its members. Many of the problems people face are the direct result of their socio-economic status. Unemployment or underemployment can severely impact a person’s quality of life, affecting their mental health, confidence andability to support themselves and their community.
We take a holistic approach to social support with the end-goal of attaining meaningful and gainful employment. Upward mobility is the cornerstone of self-fulfilment and we work one-on-one with people to identify and dismantle their personal roadblocks to achieve this objective. Through counselling, education and mentorship programs CIS help build and strengthen the support systems that are already established within the community. Only through facilitating working relationships at the local level can we can heal, grow and flourish as a society.
Courage, Commitment, Comradery, Integrity and Respect
Our name, and the driving force behind everything we do. Our organisation was founded by ex-serving military personnel from the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces, with the primary goal of helping current and former serving men and women transition into civilian life smoothly through education.
We acknowledge military service is difficult, demanding and dangerous. But returning to civilian life poses challenges and difficulties of a different kind. Many not only face challenges academically and socially, but also psychologically, and are often misunderstood by the public.
While rewarding, careers in defence are unique and many of the skills and qualifications received during service are not often recognised by civilian employers. This gap in support is bridged through 3CIR; our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) services help transfer valuable skills into nationally accredited qualifications.
Whether you’re currently serving or are looking to transition into civilian life, our staff are committed to ensuring your valuable experiences and knowledge are formally recognised. This is why current and former military personal receive a 25% discount on all our courses. We are veterans taking care of veterans.