Re-entering ADF

What does ‘resuming ADF continuous full-time service’ mean?

‘Resuming ADF continuous full-time service’ means a person’s first day of service in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). It includes the following situations:

    • returning to the ADF as a member of the Permanent Forces or Reserves
    • changing over from the Inactive Reserves to the Active Reserves on CFTS or becoming a member of the Permanent Forces
    • completing a period of ADF service, having a break, then starting another period of ADF service
    • completing CFTS of less than 12 months in the Reserves and, without a break, becoming a member of the Permanent Forces or starting another period of CFTS of 12 months or more in the Reserves.

Returning to ADF service after 1 July 2016

If you are receiving a DFRDB retirement pension or a DFRDB invalidity pension, and you resume full-time service in the ADF after 1 July 2016 you will automatically join ADF Super.

You are not required to submit an application as your new ADF Super membership will be arranged by Defence.

For further information about ADF Super visit adfsuper.gov.au

Returning to ADF service prior to 1 July 2016

If you are receiving a DFRDB retirement pension or a DFRDB invalidity pension and you have re-entered for a period of service which began prior to 1 July 2016 and you have elected to stay in DFRDB, you can continue to contribute to DFRDB for the length of that contract. Once you have completed that contract any further periods of service will not be eligible for contribution to DFRDB. In this case you will have the option to select your own superannuation fund or to join ADF Super.

If you need more information..

Phone: 1300 001 677
Fax: (02) 6272 9616
Web: dfrdb.gov.au
Email: members@dfrdb.gov.au
Post: GPO Box 2252 Canberra ACT 2601

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