Geoff Brock MP
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Veterans SA has launched a new website today that will serve as a one-stop hub for current and former Defence members and their families moving to or thinking of transitioning to South Australia.
Home Base SA has been developed in collaboration with individuals and groups with a link to service in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), including current serving members, spouses, recently transitioned members, and community organisations.
Information has been carefully curated to highlight the support services and programs available for the veteran and Defence community in South Australia, particularly in the areas of transition, study, career planning and progression, families and making meaningful community connections.
Home Base SA will also play an important role in educating the wider community about the unique nature of service, including information about the valuable skills people with ADF experience can contribute to the workplace and how to support Defence children at school.
The website was developed in response to research and feedback received by Veterans SA, that identified members of the veteran community often found it difficult to find reliable and consistent information about South Australia.
With many sites offering varying information and results, Home Base SA is the go-to source for reliable and useful information for current and former serving members, their families, support people, employers, and educators in South Australia.
Explore Home Base SA here.
Quotes attributable to Geoff Brock
South Australia is fast becoming a leader in Defence and veteran-focused initiatives, and the launch of Home Base SA is further evidence that our government is dedicated to listening and responding to the needs of the community in our state.
Home Base SA positions our state as an ideal location to post to or settle following ADF service, helping veterans and their families find the support, services, and connections they need to embark on a new life in South Australia.
Quotes attributable to Veterans SA Director, Chantelle Bohan
For individuals and families who move regularly due to interstate postings, having a central hub to welcome them to the state and provide useful and reliable information will be an invaluable tool.
If you’ve been posted to, or are considering settling in South Australia, Home Base SA is your guide to South Australian careers, study options, family support and lifestyle opportunities.
Quotes attributable to Defence Kidz founder, Hayley Boswell
As a veteran spouse and advocate for military families I understand first-hand the challenges that many people face when they are seeking dependable information about their new location.
Home Base SA is addressing an important need and will genuinely help individuals and families feel supported and heard in South Australia.