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ADF Member and Family Transition Seminar

ADF Member and Family Transition Seminars can help you and your family plan and prepare for your transition to civilian life. You and your family are welcome to attend at any time during your ADF career. We recommend that you attend every five years during your career, and again in your final 12 months of service.

At the seminars you'll have access to information on:

  • transition support and administration
  • future employment
  • ADF Reserves
  • finance and superannuation
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs, and
  • veteran and family support services.

The ADF Member and Family Transition Seminar is delivered face-to-face across Australia as well as virtually through an online platform which is available 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Face to face seminars

ADF Transition looks forward to welcoming you to our face-to-face transition seminars from July 2021.

Due to COVID-19, attendance at face-to-face transition seminars may be capped due to venue capacity and government restrictions. Priority attendance will be given to ADF members who are transitioning within 3 months, are medically transitioning, have already transitioned, or have been made redundant.

Virtual seminars

Much like face-to-face events, at the virtual seminar, you can get information relevant to your circumstances by visiting our expo floor or watching presentations in the auditorium.

Virtual seminar ‘live days’ are offered so that you can interact with stallholders and presenters in a real time environment via a live chat function.

The virtual seminar remains available to you outside of the ‘live day’. This is called the static platform. In the static platform you can view recorded presentations and visit our stalls as well as collect and download information from your virtual show bag.


If you are a current serving ADF member and would like to attend a seminar, you must register to attend through CAMPUS.

  • For face-to-face offerings search “13652” on CAMPUS
  • For virtual offerings search “15234” on CAMPUS

If you have already transitioned, email the ADF Transition Seminar team at with the below details:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date and location of seminar you would like to attend
  • Dietary requirements (face-to-face only)

We recommend that a member of your family or a support person also attends a seminar as there is a lot of information to absorb and they will also be involved in your transition process. Family members and support people may attend in a different location to their member.

Family members or support persons wishing to attend a face-to-face seminar can register by emailing the ADF Transition Seminar team at with the below details:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Name of the ADF member you are attending with/for
  • Dietary requirements

Family members and support persons wishing to attend a virtual seminar can register directly on the virtual platform at:

For any enquiries regarding seminars contact -

2021 seminar dates

Location Dates Venue
Online Thursday, 29 April 2021
Online Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Online Thursday, 24 June 2021
Brisbane Thursday, 15 July 2021 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hobart Wednesday, 21 July 2021 Hotel Grand Chancellor
Sale Wednesday, 04 August 2021 Sale Baptist Church
Online Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Sydney Tuesday, 17 August 2021 International Convention Centre
Cairns Wednesday, 25 August 2021 Shangri-La Hotel
Tindal/Katherine Wednesday, 01 September 2021 Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre
Online Thursday, 02 September 2021
Newcastle Wednesday, 08 September 2021 Newcastle Town Hall
Melbourne Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Adelaide Thursday, 23 September 2021 Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre
Darwin Wednesday, 29 September 2021 Darwin Convention Centre
Wagga Wagga Wednesday, 06 October 2021 International Hotel Wagga Wagga
Online Thursday, 07 October 2021
Shoalhaven Wednesday, 13 October 2021 Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Perth Tuesday, 19 October 2021 Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Townsville Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Townsville Convention and Exhibition Centre
Brisbane Wednesday, 10 November 2021 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Online Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Canberra Wednesday, 24 November 2021 Hyatt Hotel
Online Thursday, 02 December 2021

Due to COVID-19, the seminar schedule is subject to change. Check back here regularly for updates.

Seminar presentations

The Chief of Defence Force welcomes all ADF members and their families to our seminars via this video

The following presentations are delivered at each ADF Member and Family Transition Seminar:

  • Healthcare
    Covers the public health system, and private health insurance considerations.