Helen Spinney
Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps

Australian Operational Service Medal – Border Protection
Australian Defence Medal


I’m a descendant of three generations of strong Dunghutti women. I have proudly served our mob and country as a soldier assigned to the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. I’ve had the privilege to serve on four operations, along with an abundance of other meaningful tasks. The Australian Defence Force’s support in addressing Indigenous socio-economic disadvantage has shaped my life in ways beyond my needs. The work is dynamic and offers an opportunity to connect with and serve Mob all across Country. It’s a privilege to work for an institution that encourages equity, celebrates our culture, and respects our people in meaningful ways.