John McNeill of Aussie Veterans coffee co.

Australian veteran John McNeill is on a new mission.  He founded Aussie Veterans Coffee Co., a supplier of award-winning coffee, chai, premium tea and hot chocolate, in order to reinvest profits into an initiative designed to support veteran employment.  The initiative, Aussie Veteran Pty Ltd, is an online portal for veterans and their families to access information on entitlements and concessions, and find contacts and assistance.  Run by volunteers, the website includes a growing database of veteran community-owned businesses.

WE DO THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY, TACKLE THE PROBLEMS THAT WE FOUND WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY, DIFFERENTLY.

John started the Aussie Veterans Coffee Co in 2017, under a camping marquee at the local farmer market.  Since then, the company has expanded to include a coffee shop, food truck and online shop, with plans to start a roastery.  

Ever the advocate, John has found ways to fund other charities and veteran causes through his love of a coffee, including his Coffee For a Cause program.  Portions of coffee sales are donated directly back to their charity partners to help them achieve their goals. 

WE BELIEVE THAT BY WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN TRULY MAKE A GREATER IMPACT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT SERVED OUR COUNTRY.

If you share John’s love of coffee and the veteran community, consider Aussie Veterans Coffee Co. for your workplace, event or home.

To register your business on the Veteran community-owned database go to aussieveterans.com.

Interested in self-employment?

Veterans or ADF family members interested in entrepreneurship are encouraged to participate in a free Prince’s Trust Australia Enterprise program.

Are you running a business?

Veteran-community businesses are encouraged to register their business for free with the Veteran Community Business Chamber.

Veteran-community businesses interested in being featured for the campaign are encouraged to complete an Expression of Interest.