The health and welfare of soldiers and their families is paramount. This section provides families with a range of information on services and organisations available for families.
Balancing work and life
Maintaining a healthy balance between work and family life is paramount. Army recognises the demands we make on our soldiers and their families.
Defence Member and Family Support Branch
The Defence Member and Family Support Branch supports Defence Families to balance military service with family life, including 24/7 emergency assistance.
Australian Defence Force Family Health
The Australian Defence Force Family Health initiative recognises the service and sacrifices of our Australian Defence Force members and their families, and the difficulties many families experience accessing affordable healthcare upon relocation. The program allows dependants to claim a benefit for a variety of health services from Allied Health; General Practitioner; Specialist (outpatient) and Diagnostic and Radiology services.
Defence Families of Australia
Defence Families of Australia enables Defence families to report, make recommendations and influence government policy.
Defence Health Ltd
Defence Health Ltd provides private health insurance and other insurances to the ADF and broader Defence community.
Navy Health Ltd
Navy Health Ltd provides private health insurance and other insurances to the ADF and their families, and former ADF members.
National Welfare Coordination Centre
The National Welfare Coordination centre provides a 24/7 support service for families of personnel deployed, or in support of, operations and designated exercises.