Advocating for Defence families

Contact Us

If you need us to advocate for you as you have been unsuccessful in resolving an issue, please contact the DFA National Delegate closest to you as they have close links with local communities.

At DFA we work part time and flexibly, please contact us at anytime on the details below and if you need to leave a message we will endeavour to respond within 48 hrs, if you have any preferences on your availability please advise us in your message.

If you are not sure which of us to contact please reach out to the delegate who supports your current area.

Defence Family Advocate

Defence Family Advocate - Sandi Laaksonen-Sherrin

Sandi Laaksonen-Sherrin (she/her)

Deputy Advocate

Deputy Defence Advocate of Australia - Gabrielle-Sasse

Gabrielle Sasse (she/her)

National Delegates 

Northern QLD

National Delegate - Northern Queensland - Larissa

Larissa Ostermann (she/her)

Southern QLD

National Delegate - Northern QLD - Monique

Monique Suters (she/her)

Central and Northern NSW

National Delegate - Rachelle-Meredith-Central-NSW

Rachelle Meredith (she/her)

ACT and Southern NSW

Western Australia

South Australia

Victoria and Tasmania

Northern Territory and Kimberley

National Officers

Project Officer

This role is
currently vacant.

If you have any enquiries, please contact
the Defence Family Advocate of Australia.

Communications Officer

Communications - Melody

Melody Song (she/her)

Digital Communications and Marketing

Digital-Communications-and-marketing-Officer - Tracey

Tracey Nutt (she/her)

Postal Address



35 Brindabella Circuit

Canberra Airport ACT 2609

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