ADF members will get the second instalment of the 2% increase to salary and salary-related allowances under the ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement.
It’s effective from 1 November 2018, for payment on pay day 15 November 2018.
Under the WRA 2017-2020, ADF members receive a 6% increase to salary and salary-related allowances over three years, with no trade-off of conditions of service. See Pay and Conditions for further information.
Based on feedback collected from members and their families, Defence has changed the format of its transition seminars so attendees can tailor their experience according to their own circumstances. Registering and attending a seminar is now also easier for families.
New Transition Seminar Format
One Tree Community Services has been selected as a new contract provider for the Defence Childcare Program. The new contract, to take effect 1 January 2019, will continue to provide day care, after school hours care and an individual case management service to support ADF members and their families who can face difficulties accessing childcare when posting. Read More
Not everyone leaving the Defence Force makes a drastic change to a new path in life. For some, the transition to civilian life is less challenging than the journey they’ve been able to take since.
When he left the Air Force, Bradley Stanford was already working as a Project Engineer in Canberra. On paper, it should have been a seamless transition. Read More
Between them, Mike Fowler and his wife Fiona have seen almost half a century of service in the Defence force.
In 2001 Mike made the decision to transition out of the Army to join the Australian Public Service, while his partner continued to serve in the Air Force. He now volunteers as a koala rescuer. Read More
This issue features how members and their families overcome life’s challenges to fulfil their dreams.
We hear from Matilda, who has grown up in a Defence family and is thinking about joining the Air Force, and talk to Mike who spends his time volunteering since transitioning from the Army. We’ve also got tales of Welcome events around the country and much more for all kinds of Defence families.Read More
Our 2018 Welcome events have finished. Check back in December for next years events. more info
Welcome events for 2019 have finished - Stay tuned for 2020 welcome event dates