Wagga veterans have shared concerns that more ex-servicemen and women could be keeping to themselves after the pandemic has created a new norm.
However, in its efforts to keep veterans connected with their community, Wagga's RSL Sub-Branch has offered free membership for defence personnel living in the area, discharging from active service.
President David Gardiner said they hope this could encourage newer members of the veteran community to reach out during these difficult times.
He said there are a number of veterans not getting the social support they need because of this pandemic.
But, he wanted to remind those veterans, who are struggling alone, that the sub-branch was still there to provide any support required.
"There are also concerns, especially for the older members, because it is difficult for them to get out and about and they are afraid to socialise because of the pandemic," he said.
Wagga Defence Shed's Jason Frost, likewise, said he is concerned that veterans struggling through physical and mental health problems are facing these struggles alone.
"We have a high percentage of our guys rotating through hospital for a range of physical and mental conditions and that's harder too because the guys are isolating when they are going through this all," he said.
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"We want to keep the shed up and running to draw the guys out.
"We are doing our best to offer those services that we were pre-COVID, but it is a little bit difficult these days to keep it running and safe."
Mr Frost said social media has proved to be an effective tool during the global crisis where they have been able to share information about the services available for veterans. He encouraged others to contact the defence shed via Facebook to see the options on offer.
"There are a lot more services becoming available in the region now ... as it becomes more available, we want to reach out to the community."