Relocation, Posting & Deployment
When you choose to join the Defence Force, you know that you will lead a transient lifestyle and are likely to live in multiple locations throughout your career. Each time you relocate, you and your family need to forge new friendships, understand the services available in the local community, partners need to seek out job opportunities, and children start at new schools.
Deployment can pose a whole new set of challenges with a lone parent needing to take on all of the day-to-day care and decision making while facing the stress and worry of a partner being in harm’s way.
There are a number of organisations within Defence which can help you and your family through the relocation process and, behind the scenes, in most communities, you will also find RSL Sub Branches who are there to provide a helping hand, simple advice or a friendly ear.
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