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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608

Moving & relocation

Defence Community Organisation provides a range of support services to assist Defence families when relocating due to posting.

After completing their initial training, ADF members are posted to different Defence establishments, roughly every two to four years according to Service requirements.

We offer support, practical assistance and resources to assist Defence families to effectively manage this mobile lifestyle, and alleviate the effects of relocation on family wellbeing.

Making the move

We have information and resources available to guide you through the practical considerations and emotional impacts of a move. Children in particular may need assistance to make sense of such a major change.

Our resources outline steps you can take to orchestrate the move effectively, minimise the disruption to your family's life, integrate into your new community, and make these experiences smooth, successful and positive for all involved.

For more information about relocations or our support services, contact the Defence Family Helpline on DefenceFamilyHelpline@defence.gov.au or 1800 624 608.