Become a Participant

Young Diggers provides a variety of support services and programs to help serving and ex-serving personnel of the Australian Defence Force, their dependents and direct family members.

Join the Dog Squad Today

To qualify as a Service Member

  • A serving or ex-serving member of the Australian Army, Navy or Air Force, Fire Fighter, Emergency Responder, Correctional Officer and Australian Federal Police who have served on peacekeeping missions
  • If ex-serving, have an honourable discharge certificate

Complete and Submit through Post or Email:

Address: PO Box 12, Strathpine 4500

Become a participant today by completing the online application form:

Participant Application Form

Membership Type(Required)
Wanting An Assistance Dog(Required)

Applicant's Personal Details

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Emergency Contact Details

You or Your Family Member's Service Details

Serving/Served In:(Required)
If you served or are serving with an Allied Nation, please include which country and type of service.
Still Serving:(Required)
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Max. file size: 2 MB.
Note: Military, Police, Ambulance, Fire Service Members who have discharged from service - this is for proof of service. If unable to upload please email a copy to Without this we are unable to complete your membership to Young Diggers and cause delays in your application to programs like Dog Squad.
Have you or your family member served overseas?(Required)
Operational Service?
Only select 'Yes' if you have been deployed on operations

I accept, that Young Diggers is predicated on having the trust and respect of its members and the serving and ex-serving military community, and that I will communicate honestly, with integrity and good judgment on all matters and not undermine the good work or reputation of Young Diggers.

Note: Acceptance into the Young Diggers Dog Squad program is no automatic. Your application will be assessed by the Young Diggers Dog Squad. Participation to the program may be withdrawn in exceptional circumstances. Your details are private and confidential and will only be released to a third party with your permission.