Open Arms (formerly VVCS – Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service)1800 011 046 (local call) Support for current and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families
Veterans Affairs Network1300 551 918 connects client to the nearest office to their location.
ADF all hours support line1800 628 036
Defence Force Community Organisation (DCO) social services to Defence members and their families Australia wide 
Defence Family Helpline1800 624 608Provides support, information and connection with your community, including local DCO teams
Department of Veteran Affairs1800 555 254
Mates 4 Mates1300 4 MATES (1300 4 62837) – Brisbane

07 4771 9600 – Townsville

03 6242 8940 – Hobart

Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members (and their families), who are wounded, injured or ill as  a result of their service.
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Getting those who are feeling down, out of their current environment for a while or networking with other defence members is a great way to see what other options are available to you, how others deal & treat illnesses or injuries occurred while serving & also become more aware of services or programs readily available in your area.

National Welfare Coordination Centre (NWCC)1800 801 026 is a welfare and family support service and is part of the wider Defence family support network. It provides:

  • A free call 24/7 information and referral service for families of deployed Defence personnel;
  • Timely and accurate information; and
  • Reassurance, support and referral to other family support agencies.
Soldier On1300 620 380 On is focused on helping to secure the futures for all those who have served and continue serving our nation. We recognise that this service goes beyond the ADF uniform and reaches into our National Security Agencies.
Veterans 360 Australia1800 838 360 have sworn to locate, identify and assist every veteran with service in the Australian Defence Force, who is in need of support, assistance or other intervention to ensure they are successful in their journey through life. Our motto is, “To help today’s veterans succeed in tomorrow’s world and to provide solutions for veteran homelessness and suicide prevention.”
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