Victorian Government support
There are resources specific to Victorians to support your transition back to civilian life. If you choose Victoria as your new home or are returning to Victoria after serving in the ADF, find them on the Victorian government
Find out about Victoria
- Discover more about and regional
- Arts, entertainment and
- Recreational fishing
- Victorian road safety rules, traffic alerts and road
- Find government information about housing and property in
Australian Defence Force support
The Defence Force Transition can help you to plan your transition out of the Defence Force and into civilian life.
The ADF Member and Family Transition Guide – A Practical Manual to provides detailed information on the transition process for ADF members and on Reserve service. It may also be useful to former members who have already transitioned.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs support
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) works with Defence to help you prepare for the many aspects of transitioning from service to civilian life.
You can find out more about transitioning to civilian life on the DVA
Advocates are trained to help you access services and payments. They are generally volunteers and work for ex-service organisations. They are not DVA staff members.
Advocates can assist you with transition through the Defence Force Transition or help if you transitioned some time ago.
Reviewed 05 November 2021