ADF Families

ADF Families

Viewbank College has a Defence Transition Mentor (DTM) to assist and support ADF families in their transition between Defence facilities across Australia. This is a relatively new position at the college.

The Defence Transition Mentor (DTM) at Viewbank College is Raelene McKenzie and she is available Monday – Thursday on the college phone number: 8458 2811 or via email

Raelene provides information, support and referral to Viewbank students and parents of ADF Families.

Raelene can offer support in a number of areas, but works specifically with students in the following ways:

  • Counselling for students – one to one
  • Peer mentoring and focus groups
  • Co-ordinating student events and parent meetings
  • Monitoring student attendance and emotional wellbeing
  • Referrals to outside agencies when appropriate

More information can be found at the links below-

Defence Community link –

Defence Families of Australia–