Advocating for Defence families

South Australia

National Delegate

Keely Marrs

0428 555 147

My name is Keely, and I have been a member of the DFA team since November 2018 as the National Delegate for South Australia.

I have been living the Defence family lifestyle since 2011. So far, I have experienced postings in Darwin, Puckapunyal, Albury/Wodonga and have now been in Adelaide since late 2017.

I have a varied employment background, as is often the case for Defence partners! Predominantly, I have worked in human resources roles and in the healthcare sector.

I am currently completing my studies in psychology, and I look forward to being able to use my clinical and practical experiences to best support Defence families.

In this role, I aim to represent South Australian Defence families and ensure that the lived experience of families is being conveyed to all decision makers. This information will help guide the development of Defence policies with the best interests of contemporary Defence families in mind.

I am happy to help if you need information or referrals. I also attend as many regional events as I can throughout the year, so please come up and say hello if ever you see me. 

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