Advocating for Defence families

Interruptions to local Defence community engagement opportunities

As an independent, government-appointed advisory body, Defence Families of Australia (DFA) is provided administrative support by the Department of Defence.

Recently, Defence has rescinded longstanding travel conditions for the DFA team. This means local travel within a DFA National Delegate’s region, which comprises between 4,000 to 25,000 ADF families and stakeholders, is no longer supported.

DFA has appealed this decision.

We appreciate your patience at this time while we work to restore appropriate administration support for DFA operations.

If you would like to see your local DFA National Delegate in your region, please email, copying in

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