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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608

Defence Community Organisation

Military life

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Deployment & time apart


We provide a range of support services, assistance and resources to support families during deployment & family member absence.

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Moving & relocation


Defence families are able to access a wide range of support services when relocating due to posting.

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Managing times of difficulty


Everyone faces stresses and unforeseen events in their lives.


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Your family

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Partners


Partners of ADF members can access a range of services, including education and employment funding and support during the ADF member’s deployment.

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Kids


We provide a range of support services for Defence kids.


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Parents & families


We provide a range of information, assistance and resources to Defence families.


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Your community

Calendar

Welcome days

We look forward to seeing you at a welcome event in 2017!

Welcome events are a great opportunity for Defence families to get to know their local area. They are always relaxed social occasions during which Defence families can meet each other and get to know more about the services and supports in their local area.

Some welcome events are low key – a coffee catch-up or craft day – while others are full-scale tradeshows with community stalls, local government representatives, ADF equipment displays and live entertainment.

Either way, DCO’s welcome events help our families build community and social networks, gain information about Defence and community-based services, and enjoy a day out with the family.

Although welcome events focus on new families posting into the area, they are open to all ADF members and their families.

Military members

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Command

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ADF Transition

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Reserves

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Overseas recruits