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The trust is here to assist serving and ex-serving Australian Clearance Divers and their family in need of financial assistance. If you find yourself in this position, and require immediate relief during this time of isolation, please call us on:

0407 429 584 (Chairperson) or
0439 946 028 (Secretary)

There is an assessment criterion, which will be completed over the phone when you call.
If you require assistance other than financial, please see the contact details within.

And remember the support that comes from being connected to other CDs – reach out to them for help, and help them when they reach out to you. Physical distancing makes it even more important to strengthen the social connections. The RANCDA is always there to help you reconnect.
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ADF Personnel
• Defence Health Services – 1800 628 036 (24/7 access)
• Defence Directorate of Mental Health,
• Defence Force Community Organisation (DCO)

ADF Personnel family members
• Defence Family Help Line - 1800 624 608

Veterans & Family members
• Open Arms – 1800 011 046 (Counselling Services)
• Dept Veterans Affairs
Metropolitan callers - 133 254,
Regional callers - 1800 011 046


What is the NCDT?

Providing relief, assistance and opportunity for our Navy Clearance Divers is all about giving. Giving to those that give it all for us without question.
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What is the

Behind The Trust

The Navy Clearance Diver Trust (NCDT #1) is a not-for-profit trust fund dedicated to providing relief to current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Clearance Diving Branch and their dependants, who become deceased, damaged or permanently disabled in, or as a result of, their service or training. The funds raised will be allocated to families and individuals to provide immediate aid and to fill the inevitable gaps in support provided by the Defence, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), and other key ex-service organisations.

Trust #2 is a proactive service that is fillings the gaps to provide prevention and relief of hardship for CDs and their dependents, currently focusing on assistance in the transition from service to civilian life.

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Why we set
up the trust

Behind the trust

There simply aren’t enough reliable support services, resources or compensation schemes available for Clearance Divers through industry based funds.

To tackle this significant issue, with the guidance of the SAS Resources Trust, a group of former Clearance Divers united to create the NCDT, modelled on the SASRT, for the benefit of Clearance Divers and their families.

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Get Involved in the trust

We provide support to current and former clearance divers and their dependents on a needs basis. Fill out the form below if you would like to be involved within the trust.