Who We Support

For simply doing their job, for protecting, defending and caring for their community, no emergency responder, or their family members, should have their mental health and wellbeing negatively impacted.

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 immediate family must be currently working or volunteering with one of the following organisation: State Emergency Service (SES), Fire & Rescue agencies including RFS, and CFA, Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA), Marine Rescue, Police,  Ambulance organisations, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Attorney General's Department, Department of Home Affairs.

Fortem also supports those Emergency Responders involved in the Black Summer bushfires who are no longer serving.

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.