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Defence Member and Family Support

For ADF members and their families

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Your family


Partners of ADF members can access a range of services, including employment assistance funding, support during the ADF member's deployments or absences, help connecting with community support and resources, and resilience-building programs.

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Parents & carers

We offer information and support services for parents of ADF members to help you understand and manage the challenging aspects of having a son or daughter in the Services.

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Special needs

DMFS provides practical assistance to Defence families who have dependants with special needs. The purpose of the program is to provide support during posting to a member who has a dependant with recognised special needs.

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Family health care

Find links and information about health care for Defence families, and mental health and wellbeing.

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Financial assistance & advice

There are a number of Defence services and allowances available that Defence families may be able to access in certain circumstances.

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