From: Defence Media
Date: Fri 10/06/2016 8:05 PM


In response to recent concerns about the use of mefloquine in the ADF Defence is releasing as much information as possible to assist current and ex-serving members and their families.

As such, Defence has decided to publish the full interview recently conducted by the ABC’s 730 with the Surgeon General of the ADF discussing the work done by Defence on this issue and the support that is available to those who are affected. The interview can be viewed at

More information on the use of anti-malarial drugs in the ADF is available at or by contacting

If any ADF member, past or present, is concerned that they might be suffering from mefloquine side-effects it is important that they raise their concerns with a medical practitioner so they may receive proper treatment.

Media contact:
Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999