We're about helping heal the ongoing wounds of war

Jeep Military vehicle

The inspiration behind the charity

Military Vehicle for Charity Inc comes from a place of healing and human connection, the pursuit to help people who have experienced the impact of war.

As a not-for-profit organisation, all our profits go back to causes we are passionate about: supporting Australian war veterans of all conflicts and disadvantaged people in Vietnam.

The Military Vehicle base in Bowral is called Nui Dat RnR after the Australian Army base in the Vietnam War. It’s the home of the Southern Highlands Vietnam Veterans Association, a safe place for people impacted by war to informally gather, work on the vehicles, have a coffee, share stories and heal. Visitors are welcome, by appointment.

A not-for-profit:
giving back

A large proportion of profits raised by Military Vehicle for Charity Inc are donated directly to Maison Chance, a non-governmental organisation, based Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Our donations provide shelter, education, and vocational training to disadvantaged people.

“Together, we can do so much. Giving is what drives me.”

Vinh Tran, Founder.

We are proudly supported by Destination Southern Highlands and local wineries including Centennial Vineyards, Tractorless Vineyard and Joadja Estate. We are lucky to also have a number of generous local volunteers and financial contributors.

The person behind the giving: Vinh Tran

The early years of Vinh’s life were spent experiencing first-hand the after-effects of The Vietnam War. Vinh’s eldest sister, Trang, made the perilous boat journey to Australia in 1981 and Vinh, along with his parents, joined her in Australia in 1989. Vinh got married and now has four children and a local restaurant at The Mill in Bowral.

Vinh has a firm commitment to help people heal from their war experiences, whichever war that may be, through his charitable work with Military Vehicle Charity Inc.

How to get involved and give back

Book a Southern Highlands wine tour in one of our historic military vehicles. So. Much. Fun. 

Make a monetary donation to our charity today.

Volunteer your time and skills to help at our Bowral base, Nui Dat RnR: mechanics, drivers, landscapers, administrators: we need you!

Donate goods for Nui Dat RnR: contact us to find out what we need most.