About Us

The Australian Veteran Owned Business: conceptualised, founded, and operated by veterans, for veterans.

“Upon returning to Australia after my third rotation to Afghanistan, I embarked on a path that so many veterans had done so before me by starting my own business. I began searching for professional associations to align myself with, but what I soon realised was that there were none that specifically recognised and promoted my military service and brought together business owners who share the same privileged background.”

Mitchell McAlister

“I established the Australian Veteran Owned Business as a third party certifier in order to fill this gap. AVOB is the only organisation of its kind in Australia which certifies businesses as being veteran owned and operated. Members can proudly showcase their military service by displaying the AVOB logo across their existing marketing and advertising material. This logo also allows for consumers and other buyers to make educated purchasing decisions in knowing that they are dealing with a veteran owned business.”

- Mitchell McAlister, Founder and CEO

Mitchell McAlister is the founder of the Australian Veteran Owned Business. Mitchell spent from 2004 - 2014 as a full-time member of the Australian Army where he deployed on three Special Operations Task Group rotations to Afghanistan and spent two years serving with the Tactical Assault Group - East.

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If you are a current or former Australian Defence Force member who owns and operates a business, an Australian Veteran Owned Business membership might just be for you. Don't let you service go unrecognised in the private sector. Get in touch today!