Defence, with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), is committed to ensuring that current and former serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel affected by the Afghanistan Inquiry and their families have access to welfare support, especially those who are vulnerable or at risk.

ADF personnel and their families affected by the Afghanistan Inquiry continue to be supported by their chain-of-command and also have access to a range of other assistance including mental health, medical, legal, pastoral and social work services.

Former serving ADF personnel and their families affected by the Afghanistan Inquiry have access to support from the DVA and Defence. Available support includes medical and mental health services, and in some cases, legal support.

What welfare support is available to those involved in the Afghanistan Inquiry?

Defence encourages anyone who may be affected by the Afghanistan Inquiry to seek help early so that assistance can be provided.

Support services are available to participants and other individuals involved in, or affected by, the Afghanistan Inquiry whether they are current or former serving ADF personnel or their families.

Visit Welfare Support for more information.