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 Community Organisation 

The Defence Community Organisation supports Defence Families to balance military service with family life, including 24/7 emergency assistance.

Read more about Defence Community Organisation

Australian Defence Force Family Health Trial 

The Australian Defence Force Family Health (ADFFH) Trial is an initiative of the Commonwealth Government as outlined in Labor's Plan for Defence, November 2007. 

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.

Partners in Defence 

The Partners in Defence website summarises key information about military service, conditions and benefits, services and programs that all in the Defence Community are entitled to access that members and their families may find useful.

Read more about Partners in Defence.