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For ADF members and their families

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Your Transition

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Transition is an inevitable part of every ADF members career and is a significant decision that can involve your family. Planning early will make sure you’re informed and ready to enter the next phase of your life.

You must complete your transition with ADF Transition so you understand the process, your administrative requirements, and the support available to you. We encourage you to involve your family throughout your transition experience.

Transitioning to civilian life is a shared responsibility. When you decide to leave the ADF you should engage with your family, your Unit, and ADF Transition.

Your Unit can speak to you about the transition process and connect you with your local ADF Transition Centre. Your centre will introduce you to a Transition Coach who will help you and your family through the transition process and:

  • provide you with an individual transition plan
  • offer career coaching during your transition and up to 12 months afterwards
  • help you meet your administrative requirements
  • help you leave with all documentation like service, medical, and training records
  • facilitate connections to Defence and government support services.