Over the month of March 2020 DFA hosted a First Five Years webinar for families of each of the three ADF Services. We asked the Deputy Service Chiefs to talk about what to expect from a Services perspective such as how much the member will be away and in what locations. And we asked the … Continue reading The First Five Years as an ADF Partner: Navy
Do you know there is someone in Defence who can assist you with your housing and relocation? There are Defence Relocations and Housing Managers (DRHM) in locations around Australia and they can provide advice and guidance if you have issues or questions arising out of relocations and housing service delivery. Your local DRHM can be … Continue reading Relocations and Housing – Defence Relocations and Housing Managers
It’s that time of the year again when many Defence families are on the move. We’ve put this post together in conjunction with Toll to help make your move as smooth as possible. In order to get your move underway, complete your Application for Relocation (AFR) and your Inventory on Toll’s Defence website: www.tollgroup.com/movemaestro/defence If … Continue reading Moving Tips with Toll
We spoke with Defence partner Brychan recently about life in a remote posting. How did you meet? Neal and I met in 2009 at RAAF Base Richmond. Back then I was in the Army, posted to 176 Air Dispatch Squadron and he was at 1CCS. Neal is originally from Brisbane and I am from Daylesford … Continue reading What’s it like living in Tindal?
Defence parents Lee and Barb have three daughters. Two joined the Army Reserve whilst at university before transferring to undertake full time service. One daughter has since left the military whilst the other is still serving. They also have two sons-in-law currently serving in the Australian Army. We caught up with Lee and Barb on … Continue reading Being a parent of someone in the ADF
Mhanda and Ryan told us how two of their children love tearing around the driveway on their bikes. Their son was also keen to show off his skills by riding on a neighbourhood BMX track. It was great to see the family enjoying their time together which also included the family dog who did not … Continue reading Our ADF Families: Mhanda, Ryan and their family
Defence families who have pets in their lives will know that despite the accidents on the carpet (sorry DHA), holes in the lawn (again, sorry), finding someone to care for them when you’re away and the ongoing cost of the pet food, that having a small (or large), fluffy (or scaly) friend in your life … Continue reading Who let the dogs out?
Received your posting order and yet to lock in a house? When you or your partner have received your posting order, you can activate preview access through DHA online services to view homes in the new location. When you submit a notice to vacate with DHA, or Pre-AFR (Application for Removal) with Toll, your current … Continue reading Looking for a house in your new location?