At some point in their career, all ADF members will leave the military and transition to civilian life. It’s 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 Support Services 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 Support Services.
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 Support Officer who will help you and your family through the transition process and:
You and your family can attend an
The ADF Member and Family Transition Guide – A Practical Manual to Transitioning 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.