Families

Families

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.

Further information is available about Flexible Work Arrangements

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.

Read more about Defence Member and Family Support Branch

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.

Read more about Defence Families of Australia

Defence Health Ltd

Defence Health Ltd provides private health insurance and other insurances to the ADF and broader Defence community.

Read more about Defence Health Ltd.

Navy Health Ltd

Navy Health Ltd provides private health insurance and other insurances to the ADF and their families, and former ADF members. 

Read more about Navy Health Ltd.

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.

Read more about National Welfare Coordination Centre.