Deployment support contacts

Deployment Services Officers (DSOs)

The Deployment Services Officers provide support and welfare services to deployed people and their families.

Their expertise is in the nature of deployments, and in troubleshooting the many and varied welfare situations that can arise when a family member is deployed.

They have a daily working relationship with the chain of command and Headquarters Joint Force New Zealand (who manage the deployments), and can often provide answers to your deployment related questions immediately.

If you have any questions related to the deployment of your loved one, or situations that may be affecting you while they are away, the DSOs should be your first port of call.

See more information about your DSOs here or you can get in touch with the DSOs using the contact details or email address below.

24/7 on Mobile: 0800 683 77 327 (0800 OVERSEAS) 
Defence Telephone Network: 369 7399 
Direct Dial In: 06 351 9399 
Text : 021 649 903
24/7 on Mobile: 0800 337 569 (0800 DEPLOY) 
Defence Telephone Network: 337 7421 
Direct Dial In: 03 363 0421  

Social Workers

Our NZDF Social Workers support and advise NZDF members (civilian and uniformed) and their whānau/families to enable their wellness and operational readiness. Our NZDF Social Workers are registered health professionals who work alongside other NZDF health professionals and have strong networks with community social services. 

Click Social Workers for more detail.


Chaplains are there to support all New Zealand Defence Force personnel and their families, by attending to their spiritual, moral, social and community needs.

Click Chaplains for more detail.

Homebase Postal Address:

J18 – Personnel Welfare
Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand
2 Seddul Bahr Road
Private Bag 900

+64 4 496 0999

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