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Key Organisations

Defence Community Organisation Defence Community Organisation offers a broad range of programs and services to help Defence families make the most of the challenges and opportunities provided by the military way of life. The best way to access any of these services is to contact the all-hours...

Glossary

Moving

Moving and Relocations Overview The Department of Defence sets the policy in relation to the housing and relocation of ADF members and manages the contractors who provide these services. Toll Transitions have been appointed to provide Defence families with a total relocation service. Defence...

Health & Wellbeing

Do partners and dependants have any health entitlements through Defence? The National ADF Family Health Program provides unlimited reimbursement for out of pocket expenses when you visit the GP.  You are also eligible to claim $400 per dependant each financial year for allied health and medical...

Education

I need help with child care The purpose of the Defence Child Care Program (DCCP) is to aid mobility by providing priority of access to child care for Defence families where the local community is unable to meet the demand for child care places. Current Defence Child Care Centre Provider: Mission...

My Money

I have financial questions The ADF Financial Consumer Council has produced a wide range of financial education resources aimed at ADF members including booklets, videos and online tools. This is a support service and does not supply personal financial advice. Visit www.adfconsumer.gov.au View the...

Stay Connected

Defence Family Matters Defence Family Matters is a free lifestyle magazine designed for Defence families. In DFM you can find articles celebrating Defence families, advice and tips for managing deployment, family member absence, relocation and posting and other aspects of military life. The...

Defence Families

How do I become recognised as a partner? A more contemporary and simplified process for the way Defence recognises registered and de facto relationships has been introduced. The updated policy and procedures will ensure alignment with community expectations and legislative expectations requirements...

Absent from Home

Who are the key support organisations I should know about? The National Welfare Coordination Centre - NWCC The NWCC provides a 24-hour point of contact and information service for members and for families of personnel deployed on or in support of operations and on designated exercises. It is...

Employment

For many Defence family members, having a paid job is important. The frequency of ADF postings and relocations do not make gaining employment easy and DFA surveys show that non-serving partners take more than four months to find suitable work in their new locality. DFA will work to advise and...

International

DFA is in the process of developing content for this section to assist families posted out of Australia. Our National Convenor currently represents families posted to overseas locations. They are here to help you, and can be contacted at convenor@dfa.org.au  
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