Advocating for Defence families

Defence families are people who care deeply for someone in the Australian Defence Force.

About us


Defence Families of Australia (DFA) is the official Australian Defence Force (ADF) families advisory body to the Minister for Defence Personnel and Chief of the Defence Force (CDF).

Our organisation sits outside of Defence systems, allowing DFA independence and impartiality to act in the best interests of ADF families.

Our team are family members of current serving ADF personnel.

Do you need us to advocate for you?

We have National Delegates located across Australia near most major bases who know their communities and who can advocate for you at a local level.

Contact us if you would like to have your say on an issue or if you have been unsuccessful in resolving a concern through either your local relevant channels or national channels.

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We understand Defence family life. If you would like us to contact you, we will do our best to get in touch as soon as possible within your preferred timeframe.

Please note our team work flexibly, and may not always be able to respond right away. If your matter is urgent, please contact one of the crisis support services listed below.

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