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Family & Partners

Assistance for Partners & Families

ADF Family Support

DVA Partners and Family

Department of Defence Engage

Open Arms Support

Defence Member and Family Support For ADF members and their families 1800 624 608

Defence Families Australia

Family Child Connect support

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Acute Support Package

The Acute Support Package provides short-term, targeted support to build the family’s ability to manage challenging situations, both at the time the support is provided and into the future. You can access support through the Acute Support Package :


Veteran families:

  • The family is experiencing new and challenging life circumstances that give rise to the need to support the family unit; and

  • The veteran is under 65 years of age at the time eligibility is determined; and

  • The veteran is eligible for Incapacity Payments under the DRCA or MRCA, SRDP under the MRCA, or a Special or Intermediate rate of Disability Compensation Payment, or Veteran Payment under the VEA.

View DVA's information on eligiblity, support and funding for the Acute Support Package via their link:

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Where else to get help for your young/youth

  • headspace (ages 12-25) - call 1800 650 890

  • Kids Helpline (ages 5-25) - call 1800 551 800

  • Lifeline (24/7 crisis support) - call 13 11 14

  • Beyond Blue (mental health support service) - call 1300 224 636

  • Butterfly National Helpline (eating disorders) - call 1300 224 636

  • 1800RESPECT (People impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, and abuse) - call 1800 737 732

  • Suicide Call Back Service (all ages) - call 1300 659 467

  • Mensline (24/7 counselling service for men) - call 1300 789 978

  • QLife (LGBTI peer support and referral) - call 1800 184 527

Families & Postings

The Australian Ultimate Move Checklist

Find a Childcare or Education near you

Playgroup Australia near you

Australian Sports Clubs Directory

List of Churches Australia

Education Schemes

Defence Force Relocating & Posting Connect website

You can obtain further assistance with your relocation and support services through the Defence Member and Family Helpline on or 1800 624 608

The Australian Ultimate Move Checklist

Financial Information

Services Australia


Real Estate Rental

Real Estate Buy

Job Seach

Search for your new Local Council

Check out our pages of topics that may assist you with transitioning

Link to your Local Government Area

Even though the Local Councils may not specifically provide Veteran programs, they certainly have Events, Community Directories and  or Active and Healthy programs (that offers free or low-cost physical activity, health and wellbeing support services near you).  The programs encourages you to become more active and develop connections with others in your local community.

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