Supporting the ADF community FAQs.

Defence Bank only supports events, functions, organisations or activities that have a direct connection or benefit to the Australian Defence Forces, the Defence Community and related charities. Defence Bank does not support individuals or any events, activities, functions or organisations that raise funds for charities not related to the Defence Community. 
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The Foundation is an independent charity established to help injured, wounded and disadvantaged serving and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families, and supports the Defence Community Dogs program.
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Help support the Defence Bank Foundation’s sole beneficiary, the Defence Community Dogs, that provide, at no cost,  ADF Veteran Assistance Dogs for the physical and emotional support of Veterans with mood, anxiety and depressive conditions, including PTSD.

  • Apply for a Defence Bank Foundation credit card - half of the annual $45 card fee is donated to the program, to help rescue dogs, train them with inmates to become assistance dogs, and gifts them at no cost to Veterans. (insert link)
  • Make a once off or recurring monthly tax-deductible donation to help those who protect us. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Donate here.
  • Donation Packages are also available, with full descriptions on the Defence Community Dogs website at
  • Dog sponsorship opportunities support a Veteran and their dog for their time within the program. Find out how at


The Defence Community Dogs program provides assistance dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and other related conditions. It is a specialised dog training program which rescues abandoned dogs and trains them through correctional facilities to assist veterans. The assistance dogs are provided to veterans at no cost. It is a unique WIN:WIN:WIN program which gives dogs, inmates and veterans a second chance at life.
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Simply email and request an ‘Applying for a PTSD Dog’ fact sheet, and an application form.

All donations above $2 are tax deductible.
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