As a partner or family member of those who served, you may be eligible for support services to help you through challenging times.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs family support
- current serving members to help build resilience and improve mental health
- ex-serving members to help work through mental health and wellbeing issues after leaving the service
- families to help build strong relationships
- partners and some ex-partners.
Legacy – supporting veterans’ families since 1923
Their work focuses on but is not limited to:
- relieving hardship through financial assistance
- advocacy and entitlement claim support
- programs and events that promote social inclusion, resilience and wellbeing
- opportunities to promote self-reliance through education.
Partners of Veterans Association of Australia
Royal Australian Navy family support
- essential living expenses after a family crisis such as a house fire, or unexpected death or serious illness of a loved one
- medical treatment or health support for situations not fully covered by Medicare or private health insurance
- child-care costs when the usual at-home carer is not able to look after their young family during an unexpected family crisis.
Soldier on Australia
- health and wellbeing services
- employment support
- learning and education programs
- participation and social connection.
RSL veteran support
- current or former members of the Australian Defence Force
- our allies
- dependents of either group.
You do not have to be a member of the RSL to receive assistance.
Emergency accommodation support
Reviewed 05 November 2021