Veterans SA is pleased to support initiatives that are focused on building the confidence and capacity of South Australian veterans and Defence families.

In 2023, Veterans SA worked with Cowork Coplay founder, Claire Harris, to pilot the program for 6 weeks in South Australia.

The innovative program was developed to assist partners and spouses of current serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members with young children below school age who wish to pursue employment and study interests.

It included learning and networking opportunities, and access to local service providers. Participants were able to build relationships and collaborate with like-minded individuals in an inclusive community environment.

Onsite child-minding facilities gave parents the peace of mind to focus on meaningful employment or career projects.

The Adelaide pilot program was held during February and March 2023. Read more here. 

Program Details:

  • 6 x weekly 3-hour sessions
  • facilitated group learning sessions
  • on-site professional childcare
  • access to a private online community (Cowork Coplay Alumni Group)
  • WiFi access and modern coworking facilities.

How to participate:

The program was open to partners/spouses of current and former serving ADF members:

  • with young children aged 0 to 5 years (below school age)
  • currently living or will be living in South Australia in 2023.

Veterans SA is supporting this unique program again in 2024 – visit the Cowork Coplay website to apply before 31 January 2024.

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Veterans SA was proud to work with the Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC) as a sponsor of their 2023 Australian Defence Force Veterans Program.

Drawing on the similarities of transitioning from high-performing environments, ex AFL-players and ADF veterans come together to re-identify a sense of purpose and community connection.

Delivered over a six-week period, outcomes seek to address challenges associated with transition, mental health, wellbeing and relationships. The program assists current and former serving members by equipping them with unique, useful and meaningful tools that can be used throughout transition and beyond.

For more information contact Will Northeast (Community Programs Team Leader) –

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