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The Defence Force Welfare Association is an independent voice for Australian Defence Force members, veterans, and their families.

We advocate to government on matters affecting the welfare of this group of Australians, including:

  • ADF Pay and Conditions of Service
  • Rehabilitation of Injured Veterans
  • Compensation for Service Injuries
  • Retirement and Superannuation
  • Improving Service Delivery
  • Veteran Recognition

You can read more about our major policy objectives, here.

The Defence Force Welfare Association is funded by branch membership fees and donations.

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    Latest Updates

    WRA 2023-26 ADF Member Survey

    The Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA) wants to hear from current and former members of the ADF and their families on the proposed salary increase under WRA 2023-2026 The proposed increase, 11.2% over the term of the arrangement (three years), to salary and salary-related allowances comprises: 4% – from 9 Nov 23 (to take effect 23 Nov 23)3.8% – from 7 Nov 24 (to take effect 21 Nov 24)3.4% – from 6 Nov 25 (to take effect 20 Nov 25)…


    Approval to appear at DFRT

    The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal has agreed to allow the Defence Force Welfare Association to be heard, and make oral and written submissions regarding the ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement 2023-26. The matter is scheduled to be heard on 3 October 2023. A representative from DFWA will attend. Further Information DFWA’s In-Focus: WRA 2023-26


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