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The easiest way to determine your elgibility is to go to canijoin.com.au and answer a few simple questions. If you are eligible, fill in your details and we will contact you regarding your membership options.

 

Q: I’m not in the Navy. Can I still join?

Most likely. Navy Health is available for all serving and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Forces (Navy, Army & Air Force) and their families (siblings, parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren).

You (or your family) are also eligible if you’ve ever been a civilian employee of or a contractor to the Australian Defence Forces. You can confirm your eligibility to join at canijoin.com.au or call us on 1300 306 289. It’s important to remember that if you’ve ever been eligible at any stage in your life, you’re welcome to join at any time in the future.

 

Q: I’m in the ADF and my family wants to join. Do I have to join too?

The families of serving and ex-serving members of the ADF are welcome to join at any time. So if you’re eligible, your immediate family (siblings, parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren) can take out membership on their own.

Put simply, if your partner, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, grandfather or grandmother has ever been eligible to join Navy Health, then you’re eligible to join too.

 

Q: I’m leaving the ADF. Can I continue my membership?

Of course you can. We call this our Member for Life clause. If you’re leaving the ADF (or you’re finishing up as an ADF civilian employee or contractor) you can continue your membership, add yourself to the family membership, join again or even join for the first time at a later stage.

If you’re still not sure, confirm your eligibility at canijoin.com.au or call us on 1300 306 289.

 

Membership Criteria

Navy Health is unique in that being a restricted not-for-profit private health fund, it has an eligibility criteria that must be satisfied before you can become a member.

If you have ever been eligible, you are eligible for life.

Membership with Navy Health is open to:

Serving or ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force (Navy, Army and Air Force)
Ex-dependants of serving and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Forces
Employees of organisations contracted to provide services to the Department of Defence
Employees of the Department of Defence
Australian Public Service employees assigned to, or directly engaged to provide services to the Department of Defence or ADF
Current members or former members of the ADF Reservists
Current members or former members of the ADF Cadets
You may also be able to join Navy Health if you are related to any eligible person (above) or any person who was a member of Navy Health as at 12 October 2007, in any of the following ways;
  • Partners
  • Siblings
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Parents

 

Once accepted as a member of Navy Health you are entitled to lifetime membership eligibility.

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