Become a Mate

Become a Mate

At Mates4Mates we understand that transitioning into civilian life can be tough and at some stages you or your family might need the support of a Mate. Mates4Mates provides a safe environment where you can come together with other like-minded Mates and find support and access our programs and Family Recovery Centres. Our services are open to current and ex-serving personnel and their families.

If you or someone you know have been wounded, injured or ill as a result of service, get in touch with us.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Our Mates must be current or ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and must be wounded, injured or ill as a result of their service. 
  • No deployment or operational service is required, nor any minimum amount of time served. 
  • Immediate family members (spouses, partners, children, parents) of eligible Mates may also be eligible to receive services from Mates4Mates. Immediate family members are eligible if their participation in Mates4Mates programs and activities will provide a direct benefit to the Mate and enrich their lives (that is, the attendance of the family member, while also providing them with the support they may need, is also deemed to positively contribute to the rehabilitation and recovery of the Mate). 
  • Each Mate and Family Member must complete an Application Form. If the information on the Application Form meets the required eligibility criteria, the Mate or Family Member is provided with an appointment with a Mates4Mates Psychologist for an induction appointment.

Forms

You can fill out the forms online and email them back to us or you can drop them into your closest Family Recovery Centres or post them. All details below:  

Brisbane
Address: 27 Douglas St, Milton QLD
Phone: 07 3493 6200
Email: brisbane@mates4mates.org.au 

Opening hours:  8.30 am to 4.30pm - 5 days - Monday to Friday

Townsville
Address: Anne Street, Aitkenvale, QLD (Main entrance via Wotton Street)
Phone: 07 4771 9600
Email: townsville@mates4mates.org.au 

Opening hours:  8.30 am to 4.30pm - 5 days - Monday to Friday

Hobart
Address: 206 New Town Road, New Town, TAS (Main entrance and parking via Montagu Street)
Phone: 03 6242 8908
Email: tasmania@mates4mates.org 

Opening hours: 8.30 am to 4.30pm - 4 days - Monday to Thursday