Leaving the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and establishing a civilian life outside of the military environment is often a significant event in a person’s life and a key service delivery interaction point for the Departments of Defence, Veterans’ Affairs and the Commonwealth Superannuation
Currently, between 5,500 and 6,000 ADF members leave the military each year. The experience of transition for these ADF members varies. Many members make this transition successfully and quickly re-establish civilian life, new careers or settle into retirement. For some though, separating from the ADF is not as easy or positive as it could be, and they may face significant social, financial, employment and wellbeing challenges.
There are many services available to leaving personnel, below are some.