Legal support

Defence provides independent, trusted legal support to Australian Defence Force (ADF) members.

Defence facilitates and coordinates legal assistance for persons facing trial before a court martial or Defence Force Magistrate, and persons affected by the ADF administrative inquiry process.

ADF members also receive legal assistance on matters related to their service. This assistance includes, but is not limited to:

  • notice to show cause
  • redress of grievance
  • medical employment category Review Board
  • civilian matters (limited assistance)
  • compensation for detriment caused by defective administration
  • wills.