Who We Support

Fortem is currently running a pilot program in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne for current- serving national security, law enforcement and first responder personnel, and their families. 

Fortem also provides opportunities for the national security and first responder community within the wider New South Wales, Victoria and Australian Capital Territory areas to come together through virtual programs and weekend activities.  

With over 300,000 individuals currently serving their community nationally, Fortem will adopt a phased approach to expand its services in a sustainable and scalable manner, ensuring the longevity of the program and its ability to provide effective support.


To attend Fortem programs, you or your partner must be currently working at: Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Attorney General's Department, Department of Home Affairs, ACT Policing, NSW Police or Victorian Police.

Fortem also supports those who work or volunteer in an Emergency Services Agency which includes Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, Rural Fire Service (RFS) or Country Fire Authority (CFA), Marine Rescue and the State Emergency Service (SES).  This support will extend to other locations pending funding.

Fortem Australia supports those who protect and defend our community in a national security and first responder capacity.  At this time we are unable to extend this support to those in corrections, surf life saving, doctors or nurses not employed by an ambulance service, animal welfare, foster carers, Red Cross, Salvation Army employees or volunteers.