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Defence Family Matters

Defence Family Matters is a free lifestyle magazine designed for Defence families.

In DFM you can find articles celebrating Defence families, advice and tips for managing deployment, family member absence, relocation and posting and other aspects of military life. The magazine also publishes information on family support services available from Defence and the community, and news about changes in the Defence environment that affect families.

The magazine is sent out twice a year to all ADF members who have one or more dependants and are permanent or on Continuous Fulltime Service.

Read online or opt out

If you would like to stop receiving the printed version of DFM and would prefer to read the magazine online, or if you would like to opt out of recieving the magazine altogether, then let us know .

Current issue


DFM current issueThis issue features how members and their families overcome life’s challenges to fulfil their dreams.

We hear from Matilda, who has grown up in a Defence family and is thinking about joining the Air Force, and talk to Mike who spends his time volunteering since transitioning from the Army. We’ve also got tales of Welcome events around the country and much more for all kinds of Defence families.

View: DFM online version | Download: DFM (4MB)


Past issues