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

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We provide a range of support services for Defence kids.

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Parents &

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

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Your community


Our area offices hold events for Defence families across Australia.

In line with Australian Government guidelines on social distancing, and non-essential travel, gatherings and events in response to COVID-19, all Defence Community Organisation social events will be postponed. Everyone who has already registered for tickets will receive email advice.

We’re continuing to review how we can support you and your family in this rapidly changing environment. While our social events and information sessions have been postponed, support and information is still available 24/7 from the Defence Family Helpline on 1800 624 608 or email

Mar 2020

Apr 2020

Welcome days

Military members

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ADF Transition

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Overseas recruits