We want to hear from you


DFA is reviewing what has been happening over the past 12 months in our local Defence communities. In August each year, we meet with Defence policymakers in Canberra including CDF, Service Chiefs and the Minister for Defence Personnel. In the coming months, our National Delegates will be meeting with Defence families across local regions to … Continue reading We want to hear from you

Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards


Maree, our National Convenor and Michelle, our Communications Officer attended the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards last night at Parliament House on behalf of Defence Families of Australia. Maree and Michelle with Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans’ Affairs, The Hon Darren Chester MP. The awards are a part of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ … Continue reading Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards

Partner Employment Initiatives


Partner employment remains our top advocacy issue when we talk with families around Australia.  Thank you to everyone who attended the PwC ADF Spouse Networking event in Canberra on Tuesday. For those that were not able to attend, we want to share with you some of what happened on the night. Staff from PwC shared with … Continue reading Partner Employment Initiatives

Providing Feedback


Peak posting season is coming to an end. We know that relocations can be busy and stressful times, and things don’t always go to plan. If you have encountered any road bumps in your relocation process, it is important that the right people hear your feedback so that they can continue to improve the delivery … Continue reading Providing Feedback

Puckapunyal Housing Trial


We want to communicate to our families details of a housing trial being held in Victoria. ***POST ADDITION*** We have received a number of enquiries about this trial and we know it has been shared many times around the Defence family online community. This afternoon we contacted Defence Housing Policy and received the following response: … Continue reading Puckapunyal Housing Trial