Wounded, injured and ill members and their families may contact the Army Support for Wounded, Injured and Ill Program by email. This contact is reserved for members and their families. All general public and media enquiries should be directed to Defence Media Operations.
Defence Community Organisation (DCO) provides a broad range of services and programs for an Australian Defence Force member and their immediate family.
Defence Families of Australia (DFA) is a Ministerially appointed group that represents the views of Defence Families. Its aim is to inform Government and Defence on the needs of the family. Its goal is to ensure quality of life for all Defence Families by provided a recognised forum for their views and by reporting, making recommendations and influencing policy that directly affects families.
These links are provided as a service. The Department of Defence accepts no liability for the content on the sites, nor do they necessarily represent departmental policy or opinion.
The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is the only American Army program that assists and advocates from the time of injury and continues throughout the Wounded Warrior Lifecycle of Care of AW2 Soldiers and is not limited by physical location or constrained by recovery or rehabilitation timelines.
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a non profit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a non profit American organisation that provides support for the severely wounded. The organisation aims to help casualties to get back on the road to healing, both physically and mentally.
The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR) provides and facilitates non-medical care to combat and non-combat Wounded, Ill and Injured (WII) Marines, and Sailors attached to or in direct support of Marine units, and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The WWR assists active, reserve and veteran Marines.
Dragon Naturally Speaking Speech recognition software is 'Speaker Dependent' speech recognition meaning that a small training text needs to be read to initially improve accuracy. This program can benefit those who may not be able to use a computer keyboard due to a disability.
Quantum Technology specialises in creating and distributing technology for people who have a print disability (those who are blind, vision impaired or have a learning disability).
The Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans' Association provides a comprehensive service to current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force in all aspects of military compensation.
The Returned and Services League (RSL) aims to serve the interests of its members, veterans, the ex-service community and members of the Australian Defence Force. The RSL can provide a wide range of support resources to RSL members and their families.
Young Diggers provides services like compensation, welfare, military to civilian transition and family advice for all serving and ex-serving personnel of the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces.
The Returned and Services League of Australia, the RSL and Services Clubs Association and the Department of Defence have joined forces to establish Operation CARE. The scheme provides up to one weeks 'Rest and recuperation' at sites throughout the country for selected Defence personnel and their immediate family, where the Defence member has been repatriated to Australia as a consequence of wounds received in combat operations.
Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicement and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. The organisation support and services now extend to include the dependents of members of today's Australian Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of their military service.