Proudly Providing:
Assistance Dog programs for Veterans & First Responders.

Young Diggers provides services and programs to assist those who serve and have served in the Australian Defence Force, First Responders and their families.

Together we heal

Too many serving and ex-serving personnel and their families have difficulties coping with the stresses and fall-out of serving. Our purpose is to provide you with the help you need.

Our motto is ‘It’s about YOU’. It is important to recognise you are and always will be a valued member of our community, irrespective of your injuries and experiences you have endured. We are completely committed to providing exceptional help and advice.

Assistance Dogs for Veterans, First Responders and support for their Families

Young Diggers provides a variety of support services and programs to help serving and ex-serving personnel of the Australian Defence Force, First Responders and Custodial Correctional Officers and their dependents.


To become a participant, you need to be a serving or ex-serving member of the Australian Army, Navy or Air Force or Australian Emergency Services or First Responder or Custodial Correctional Officers.

Click Here for Participant Application Form


If you are able to donate some of your time, skills or products to Young Diggers, please let us know. We currently need help from people and businesses with the current skills: qualified dog trainers, administration assistant, graphic artist, event support, newsletter co-ordinator and general volunteer support.

Click Here for Supporter Application Form

Stories & Blog

Stay up to date with the latest news and stories from Young Diggers.

Read more +19 May 2022 By rise in Dogs & Training

Preferred Dog Breeds

Here's a selection of dog breeds that Young Diggers prefers for use as assistance Dogs.
Read more +19 May 2022 By rise in Dogs & Training

Dog Squad Training Times

Training has recommenced. Please check the Young Diggers FB group for training times and locations, or ring your local bunker to confirm training times and locations.

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