You can access a number of support services offered under the Defence Force Transition Program and engage with an ADF Transition Coach at your demounting camp.
For details, contact your local ADF Transition Centre or see the ADF Member and Family Transition Guide.
We’re honoured to welcome Belinda Johnston, wife of Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston AO, RAN, as the new Defence Community Organisation Patron. Read about Belinda and her important role as Our Patron.
The latest issue of Defence Family Matters for 2019 is out now and on its way to mailboxes and Commanders around the country!
ADF members and their families from a wide range of backgrounds share stories about resilience, finding a good balance, and making the most of the opportunities created by military life.
In our cover story, Emma talks about raising her son Caleb, who lives with CHARGE syndrome. In our feature story, Jessica shares the heartbreaking story of the premature birth of her daughter Scarlett, and how the family created memories with her during her short life. Plus, there’s lots more from families across the country.
Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester has announced that, from 1 July 2019, all ADF personnel leaving full-time service can access a fully-funded comprehensive health check with a GP every year for the first five years. Your GP can make referrals for additional tests, treatment or assessment, and can refer you to relevant DVA services or programs. For details see the AT-Ease website.
Recent changes to the Partner Employment Assistance Program (PEAP) eligibility criteria means more ADF partners are being supported in finding work when they post to a new location.
Eligible partners can now apply for up to $1500 funding for employment-related services for up to two years following the member’s post-in date. Partners of members transitioning from Service on medical grounds are also now eligible.
Read more about the changes in the latest issue of DFM.
Current ForceNet users can invite family members over 18 years of age to register through their ForceNet profile page or Defence families can register at http://www.forcenet.gov.au
Our ADF Transition coaches are now supporting members and their families making the transition from the permanent forces for up to 12 months post-transition.
If you’d like to know more about what’s involved, check out the new short animation explaining the process and all the support available for Your Transition
Our area offices hold events for Defence families across Australia.