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
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
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 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
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
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