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Defence Member and Family Support

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608

Department of Veterans' Affairs

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is an Australian Government agency. They provide support and provide information for:

They provide assistance for:

  • transitioning members

  • veterans and former service members

  • families and carers of veterans

  • widows and widowers

  • dependent children

  • Ex-Service organisations and advocates

  • Health and service providers

DVA support and services include:

  • financial assistance through pensions and compensation, with new immediate crisis financial support when claiming for mental health conditions

  • health care to manage health and lifestyle

  • 24 Hour counselling services

  • complimentary At Ease tailored mental health tools and resources including videos and apps, for serving, transitioning, post service members and their families, and health providers.

  • help for servicemen and women returning to civilian life

  • home care assistance

  • subsidised loans for housing and other housing-related benefits

Access these support services quickly and easily through My Service and At Ease

DVA acknowledges and commemorates the service and sacrifice of the men and women who are or have through:

  • commemorative events and services

  • war memorials and cemeteries, and gardens of remembrance

  • commemorative and community grants

Leaving the ADF?

DVA knows there are a few steps to prepare you. We are committed to improving the way we support you through your transition to ensure:

  • you and your family connect to needed services and support prior to leaving the ADF

  • receive support submitting claims via an experienced face-to-face single point of contact on base

  • you and your family have confidence in your financial situation

  • you have access to necessary professional health care

  • you and your family have a clear understanding of who to contact for further support