Defence Kids Activities

Program for Serving and ex-Serving Australian Defence Force Families

The program dedicated to supporting the unique needs of children from serving and ex-serving ADF families has been made possible by the Australian Government.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs is providing $2.1 million over two years to the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation to develop and deliver the pilot program which will provide respite camps, activity days and age-appropriate mental health education focusing on coping skills and resilience, while allowing children to bond with peers who are facing similar challenges.

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Who is Eligible

Children, aged 8 – 18 years, who have a parent with a mental illness as a result of their military service.

Where is the program available

The program will commence in min 2017, starting in May for NSW and July for ACT replicating the good work the existing program has been delivering in New South Wales, with enhancements where necessary to support the unique needs of the Defence and ex-serving community. NT and QLD will follow over in 2018.

how do you refer a child?

Anyone can refer a child to the program either online at Refer a Child or by calling head office on (02) 9525 7474 during business hours (AEST).

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