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Support Services

General information and contact details of some of Australia’s Support Organisations for service personnel and their families are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list and is updated regularly. If there is a support service you would like to see added please contact us at [email protected]

MESHA group

For Immediate Support and General Information

Emergency Service Support Organisations



SA State Emergency Volunteers Association

The Country Fire Service Volunteers Association

Ambulance Employees Association of SA

Police Association of South Australia

South Australia Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM)

Military and Emergency Services Health Australia

Defence and Veteran Support Organisations



Opens Arms (Counselling and Case Management)

The ADF Confidential All-Hours Support Line (in Australia)

The ADF Confidential All-Hours Support Line (Outside Australia)

Defence Community Organisation (DCO)

Defence Families of Australia (DFA)

Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs

The National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (SA Branch) Inc

Royal Australia Airforce Association South Australian Division

Navy Association of Australia (SA Section

The Royal Australian Regiment Association SA

War Widows’ Guild Of Australia SA Inc

Ex Prisoner of War Association SA

TPI Association of South Australia (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated

Families, Partners, Carers or Children



Defence Community Organisation (DCO) - For current serving ADF members or reservists, and their families

Defence Families of Australia (DFA)

Carers SA (Counselling)

Legacy Adelaide (veteran families)

Open Arms (veteran families)

Headspace (12–25 year olds)

Relationships Australia (Metro)

Relationships Australia (Regional)

Partners of Veterans Association

Police Federation of Australia - Wellbeing Portal

Drug and Alcohol Services



Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Family Violence Service



If experiencing Family Violence contact 1800 RESPECT on the phoneline or webpage

Women’s Information Service



Available in each state and territory with referral services available for you, from health, wellbeing to legal services.

Other Resources



Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling

Phoenix Australia - Centre for PostTraumatic Mental Health

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