Defence Families of Australia (DFA) is the official organisation that advocates for and represents the views of Defence families.
The DFA Annual Family Survey seeks your views and experiences on matters relating to Defence life that are frequently raised with DFA, providing an opportunity for Defence families to contribute to hard data on the challenges faced.
DFA is interested in hearing the views of anyone who is connected to an ADF member, permanent or Reserve. That means respondents may be partners, parents, children over 18, and ADF and Reserve members.
It should be noted, however, that most questions are directed to the family members living with an ADF member. If there are questions that do not relate to you, please leave them blank.
Any personal information collected is for statistical purposes only. The survey is anonymous and voluntary and you can stop participating at any time.
If you have not yet signed up to receive DFA's newsletters, there is an opportunity to do so at the end of the survey.
Some of the questions in this survey ask about the challenges faced by Defence families and may be difficult to think about. If you are experiencing distress, please call the Defence Family Helpline 1800 624 608, the ADF All hours Support Line on 1800 628 036 or the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service on 1800 011 046. For assistance outside of the ADF, Lifeline provides crisis support services. Call 131 114 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are completing this overseas and experiencing distress, see your local GP or call the local healthcare service provided to you by your local Australian Embassy or Consulate. Participants in the United States can call insurance provider CIGNA. All Australian Defence Force members and their families posted overseas can call the Employee Assistance Program on +61 2 9232 7249.
If you would like to make a complaint about the survey conduct or content, please contact the DFA Convenor via phone on: 1800 100 509 or via email.
Please start the survey here.