Joint Transition Authority established

Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families will be better supported through transition from military to civilian life with the establishment of the Joint Transition Authority (JTA).

The JTA is established within Defence and will work in partnership with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC). The JTA will also work closely with ADF members, their families, ex-service organisations and other organisations providing transition services or support.

The JTA will take a whole of system approach, working to ensure transition services and support mechanisms are in place and working together for the benefit of transitioning ADF members and their families.

A successful transition not only benefits the member and their family, but maximises their potential to contribute to the Australian community.

There have been significant improvements to transition services over the past few years and the JTA will continue to build on these.

The Government has recognised the importance of getting the transition right for ADF members and their families. The JTA is in response to Recommendation 7.1 from the Productivity Commission’s Report, A Better Way to Support Veterans.

For more information, visit the Department of Defence website