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Defence Member and Family Support

For ADF members and their families

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Leaving the ADF

At some point in your career you will transition out of the ADF and back into civilian life. Whether you are thinking about your own transition, supporting someone (family member, friend, commanding officer, and supervisor) or you're just after some advice - this site will help you find information that is relevant to your transition.

ADF Member and Family Transition Guide

The ADF Member and Family Transition Guide – A Practical Manual to Transitioning [PDF 1.5MB] contains detailed information on the transition process for ADF members. The Guide includes information on support services and administrative requirements. It includes checklists to help you navigate the transition process.

Your Transition

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Provides information on the transition process including administrative requirements, Transition Centres, Transition Seminars, and where to go for further support. Your Transition


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Provides information that may help you with financial matters such as your superannuation, insurance and where to gain professional advice. Finance

Health & wellbeing

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Provides information on your health and wellbeing including the public health system, private health insurance, Medicare, DVA and more. Health & wellbeing


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Provides information on finding employment, interview skills, CV and cover letter writing, and other Service Categories. Future


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If you are a family member or support person of someone transitioning from Defence, this section will provide information on support organisations for families, partner support services and more. Family