ADF members know there’s a policy for everything. But did you know there’s also help and assistance for almost every situation Defence members and their families may find themselves in?
Border closures, travel restrictions and extended deployments are just some of the pandemic problems playing havoc with the usual posting cycles. However, some members and their families will still be relocating in the coming months. This means many additional tasks to fit into an already busy time of year. Here are some tips to make the move a bit smoother.
Defence Community Organisation (DCO) provides ADF members and their families with a broad range of support services. Here are some examples:
Defence Families Australia is a community of people who understand, and have experience of, what Defence families go through. Connect with other families in your posting location to share your experiences and get tips from others to make Defence life a little easier on you and your family.
If you have any service related injuries or conditions you may be eligible for a Veteran White Card. You may also be eligible for a White Card while serving if you want to be able to seek any form of mental health treatment. It’s important to note that DVA does not report back to the chain of command if you register for mental health services.
Members with a Veteran Card can sign up to Australian Partners of Defence (APOD) for free. APOD membership entitles you exclusive discounts and thousands of offers from well-known brands and companies, including supermarkets and other retailers, petrol, entertainment, travel and a wide range of other products and services.
For help managing your finances, the ADF Consumer website has information and tools to help you make better decisions with your money. If you need information or assistance, we can help guide you or put you in touch with an appropriately qualified professional. Just use the contact us function on the website.
Whatever you need, there’s probably a service that can help you, so start getting connected.