What family violence prevention services are available within NZDF?

Support in the NZDF can be provided by the following:

  • Family and Social Services officers, welfare facilitators, social workers or community services officers
  • Chaplains
  • Health professionals (for military personnel)
  • Psychologists (for military personnel)
  • Military Police
  • Employee Assistance Programme provider, VITAE services (for civilian staff)

Other support services in your areas may include:

In most places, there are a range of family violence prevention services, including services for Maori, Pacific peoples and migrants.

Rural areas are covered by their nearest town or city services.

Local services are listed on the Family Services Directory (

This page was last reviewed on 13 July 2016.