Partners and families
It is important that ADF partners, children, extended family and other support people are involved in the transition planning process. Not only will the outcomes affect each of them, but they will also go through their own transition process as you move away from Defence life.
If you are unsure of the process or what is required, reach out to your local Transition Cell or contact the Defence Member & Family Support helpline for reliable advice. It may be helpful to have a good understanding of notice periods, leave entitlements and other administrative requirements so that you can make informed decisions about your family’s life following transition.
By developing social and professional networks outside of Defence throughout service, family members can set themselves up for a smooth transition as they separate from the Defence community. Staying connected to family and friends that were present before you joined the Defence community will help you to feel supported following transition.