The December 2017 issue of DFM is out! This issue features how Defence partners are handling life’s challenges, managing careers and engaging with their community.
We hear from Alex Whitton who is forging his dream career despite his disability and the challenges his family have faced from posting to posting. We’ve also got stories from recent events held around the country. Read More
If you’re on social media, it’s your responsibility to review your privacy and security settings, and be aware of each social media platform’s lawful use and community standards.
As a Defence family member, you need to also be mindful of operational security and what you need to do to protect your family and your ADF member.
With many Defence families online, we’ve put together some tips for safer social media use. Read more.
Defence families can now access an individual case management service to help them find childcare when they move to a new area or change their work or care arrangements.
Following our successful trial, the initiative is now available as an ongoing service. Read More
Engage connects you to free information and assistance from a wide range of Government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, charities and other service providers.
Visit the Engage website to see what's available in your area.
Members can now apply for, and have advances deposited into their bank account, once Rental Allowance eligibility has been confirmed by Defence Housing Australia.
This means ADF families will now have the funds readily available to secure properties and members will no longer need to wait until arriving in a new location before applying. Read more on the DHA website.
Members leaving the military will now get individual career coaching as Defence implements changes to its transition support services.
From July 2017, members will be offered tailored career coaching services during transition and up to 12 months afterwards. They will also have all appropriate documentation available by the time they leave Defence.
Families are encouraged to attend meetings with ADF Transition Support Services and information sessions. Read More
Our 2018 Welcome events have finished. Check back in December for next years events. more info