Partners of ADF members can access a range of services, including employment assistance funding, support during the ADF member's deployments or absences, 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. The purpose of the program is to provide support during posting to a member who has a dependant with recognised special 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 in certain circumstances.