Partners of ADF members can access a range of services, including education and employment funding, support during the ADF member’s deployments, help connecting with community support and resources, and resilience-building programs.
We offer information and support services for parents of ADF members to help you understand and manage the challenging aspects of having a son or daughter in the Services.
Related: Parents & carers
DCO provides practical assistance to Defence families who have dependants with special needs. This assistance especially focuses on reducing the impact of relocations and minimising any interruption to specialist services that the dependant needs.
Related: Special needs
Find links and information about health care for Defence families, and mental health and wellbeing.
There are a number of Defence services and allowances available that Defence families may be able to access.