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
PwC was one of the first employers to support our Defence Partner Employment Initiative. Thanks to Kristy who has kindly written for us on how she secured employment with the firm as a result of a networking event held here in Canberra at the beginning of the year while she was located in Perth. I’m … Continue reading Having more confidence in myself
PwC was one of the first employers to support our Defence Partner Employment Initiative. Thanks to Sarah who has kindly written for us on how she secured employment with the firm as a result of a networking event held here in Canberra at the beginning of the year. Networking is an incredible tool; it can … Continue reading Take a chance and embrace your network
We are to delighted to announce that Hireup has joined us as a Defence Partner Friendly Employer. Hireup have written this week’s guest blog post. Hireup is an online platform for people with a disability to find, hire and manage support workers who fit their needs and share their interests. People coming together with shared … Continue reading Welcome to Hireup
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?
THIS POST HAS RECENTLY BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT CHANGE IN TERMINOLOGY Denisa, our National Delegate in the Northern Territory, has been researching schools for her own children. She’s written a blog post based on her own experience and discussions with other Defence families. Denisa, second from right at a welcome event in Darwin earlier in … Continue reading Choosing schools in your new location
For Defence Families with children, one of the decisions to be made on arriving in a new location is where to send children to school. Around Australia eligible schools with Defence students have the Defence School Transition Aide (DSTA) (Primary School) and the Defence Transition Mentor (DTM) (High School) programs available. The Defence School Transition … Continue reading We speak with a Defence School Transition Aide