Eligibility

Open Arms provides free and confidential counselling to anyone who has served at least one day in the ADF, and their families.

In 2017 our eligibility criteria was expanded and now includes:

  • Current serving Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force personnel
  • ADF Personnel transitioning to civilian life
  • Ex-serving members
  • Partners and children of serving and ex-serving personnel
  • Ex-partners who are co-parenting
  • Reservists with one day continuous full time service or hazardous service
  • Where there has been a death of a service person, parents and siblings can also access the service.

We provide free and confidential counselling and support.

Call Open Arms on 1800 011 046 to learn more about your eligibility, and how we can provide services that are right for you.

Open Arms counsellors have an understanding of veteran and military culture that assists them to deliver specialised support

A step by step overview of what to expect

Open Arms offers free and confidential counselling, in some circumstances we work with DVA or the ADF.