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NSW Defence Community Centres & Groups

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Local Defence Community Centre

Kookaburra Retreat

In-person craft, coffee, fitness classes, creche and more

Facebook Page- Shoalhaven Defence Families

Closed/Private Facebook Page- Kookaburra Retreat

Visit the website for more info https://www.sdfa.com.au/

Signup for the Kookaburra Retreat Newsletter to stay across current events & info shoalhavendfa@gmail.com

Located at Flats 1 & 2 Canberra Drive, Nowra Hill (Near HMAS Albatross)

 

Nowra Veteran Wellbeing Centre

Veteran-centric community-focused program offering a variety of wellbeing services for veterans and their families.

Visit the website for more info https://rsllifecare.org.au/veteran-services/nowra-vwc

The Centre is currently operating from a temporary location 124 Wallace St, Nowra NSW 2541

It is hoped the Nowra Veteran Wellbeing Centre will be fully operational in 2022 with support and services available for Defence Families

ONLINE

ML Strong NSW Facebook page- NSW Specific Defence Partner information and events, Military Life face to face events and more

Shoalhaven Defence Catchups Facebook page- Monthly dinners for Defence Partners in the Shoalhaven area and surrounds

Shoalhaven Defence Families Association Facebook page- Local Information and support, in-person events at Kookaburra retreat (see info under Kookaburra retreat)

In Location

Local Defence Community Centre

The RANCH Wagga

In-person activities and events for singles, couples and families including a weekly morning tea, play time, bumps to babies group, dinners, training events, and fun activities to help you explore and get to know Wagga Wagga and surrounds

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/TheRANCHIncWagga

Closed/Private Facebook Page- The RANCH Wagga Members (RAAF, Army, Navy Community House Inc.)

Visit the website for more info https://www.theranchwagga.com/

Signup for the Ranch Newsletter to stay across current events & info theranchwagga@gmail.com

Located at Building 70, RAAF Base Wagga Wagga, NSW (RAAF Base Wagga Wagga)

 

Local Defence Community Centre

 Blamey Community House

Blamey Community House (formerly Kapooka Neighbourhood House Inc.) is a not-for-profit organisation built to support serving Defence Members and their families while they are posted to the Wagga Wagga region through weekly events and programs.

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/KapookaNeighbourhoodHouse/

Closed/Private Facebook Page- Blamey Community House Members

Get in contact via email blameycg@gmail.com

Located at Blamey Community House, Sturt Ave, Kapooka

Riverina Veteran Wellbeing Centre

Veteran-centric community-focused program offering a variety of well-being services for veterans and their families.

Facebook- Riverina Veteran Wellbeing Centre

Instagram- @riverinavwc

Visit the website for more info http://riverinavwc.org.au/

The Centre is located at 240 Bayliss Street Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

The Riverina Veteran Wellbeing Centre opened in 2022 and provides services to help support finances, mental health and physical wellbeing for current serving ADF and Veteran Families.

ONLINE

ML Strong NSW Facebook page- NSW Specific Defence Partner information and events, Military Life face to face events and more

The RANCH Wagga https://www.facebook.com/TheRANCHIncWagga

The RANCH Wagga Members (RAAF, Army, Navy Community House Inc.)

Defence Partners of Wagga- Designed for Defence Partners to get together, talk and let the kids play.

Wagga Defence Families- A safe place where you can ask questions, share ideas with others, gain support and new friendships and promote your business.

WAG’s of Kapooka ADF Recruits

Defence Shed Wagga Wagga

Defence Buy, Swap & Sell Wagga Wagga 

In Location

Local Defence Community Centre

Holsworthy Community Group

In-person connection, programs, events, courses and more

Facebook Page- Holsworthy Defence Families

Closed/Private Facebook Page- Holsworthy Defence Families (Defence Community Group)

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/holsworthy.community.group/

Visit the website for more info www.holsworthycommunitygroup.com.au

Signup for the Holsworthy Community Group Newsletter to stay across current events & info coordinator@holsworthycommunitygroup.com.au

Located at Building G229 Holsworthy, NSW 2173 (on base at Holsworthy Barracks and off-site at various locations for different activities)

In Location

Local Defence Family Support Worker

The Family Co.

The Family Co. offer access to Family Support Workers for Sutherland Shire & St.George based defence families, providing assistance to families facing difficult circumstances who could benefit from extra support and face-to-face fortnightly coffee & connect events.

Facebook Page- The Family Co.

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/thefamilyco_/

Visit the website for more info or to find out more about their services & connection events specific to Defence Families https://www.thefamilyco.org.au/defence

Located at 90 Soldiers Road, Jannali, NSW, 2226

ONLINE

ML Strong NSW Facebook page- NSW Specific Defence Partner information and events, Military Life face to face events and more

 The Family CO.- Defence Family Support Worker & Fortnightly Coffee Connect

In Location

Local Defence Community Centre

Defence Richmond Family Centre

Providing support to Defence members & partners. All types of families are welcome and encouraged to come along to build friendships and community at our centre. Playgroup, Coffee & Chat, Craft nights, Family camping trips and more.

Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/DRFCentre/

Closed/Private Facebook Page- Defence Richmond Family Centre Members

Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/defence.richmond.family.centre/

Visit the website for more info https://www.defencerichmondfamilycentre.com/

Signup for the Defence Richmond Family Centre Newsletter to stay across current events & info richmondfamilycentre@gmail.com

Located at 13 McNamara Avenue, Richmond, NSW (onboard RAAF Base Richmond)

ONLINE

ML Strong NSW Facebook page- NSW Specific Defence Partner information and events, Military Life face to face events and more

Richmond Defence Force Families

Richmond and Sydney Defence Families

In Location

Local Defence Community Centre

Kissingpoint Cottage

In-person Defence Force Community House situated in Dundas, providing many services for Defence families such as playgroup, coffee mornings, occasional care, craft mornings and nights, along with various courses.

Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/kissingpointcottage

Facebook Page- Kissingpoint Cottage Coordinator

Closed/Private Facebook Page- Kissingpoint Cottage – Supporting Sydney Defence Families

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/kissingpointcottage/

To get in contact with the Kissingpoint Cottage Coordinator and for news about current events & info email kissingpointcottage@gmail.com

Located at 282 Kissing Point Rd, Dundas NSW 2117

In Location

Local Defence Community Centre

Randwick Family Centre

In-person, Randwick Family Centre, located on base at Randwick and offering Playgroup from 0930-1130 on Tuesday and Thursday, Drop-in Fridays and Mum’s and Bub’s Group from 1300-1500 Friday, Book Club fortnightly from 2000-2100 of a Wednesday, and After School Pizza Night from 1500-1800 on the first Friday of each month.

Facebook Page- Randwick Family Centre (Randwick Barracks)

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/randwickfamilycentre/

To get in contact and for news about current events & info email randwickfamilycentre@outlook.com

Located at 373A Avoca St Randwick Barracks, Kingsford NSW 2032

In Location

Local Defence Community Group

Williamtown Defence Family Group

Williamtown Defence Family Group Inc is run by a volunteer management committee to connect Defence Partners and Families in the Williamtown community. The group run projects, and activities and offer support. Activities are hosted at both on and off-base locations.

Facebook Page- Williamtown Defence Family Group

Closed/Private Facebook Page- Williamtown Defence Family Group (WDFG)

To get in contact or to find out more info email wlm.dfgroup@gmail.com

Located at on and off base

Local Defence Community Group

Hunter Defence Support Network

The Hunter Defence Support Network (HDSN) is a community support and advocacy group focused on improving the lifestyle of ADF members and their families by working in partnership with the ADF and Hunter Community to raise support for base programs and activities. 

Facebook Page- Hunter Defence Support Network 

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/hunterdefencesupportnetwork/

To get in contact or to find out more info email contact@hdsn.org.au

Located at Level 2, 169-173 King St, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Local Defence Community Group

Singleton Defence, Families and Community Inc

Singleton Defence, Families and Community group hold a regular craft group on base. Defence Partners who aren’t into craft are welcome to attend and have a coffee or cuppa and a chat. Kids are also welcome with a weekly playgroup that make use of an outside play area and indoor toys.

Facebook Page- Singleton Defence Families and Community Inc

To get in contact or to find out more info email sdfc.inc.2020@gmail.com

Located at Hamilton VC Dr, Singleton Military Area, New South Wales, 2331. The Town Gate is off Army Camp Road, Whittingham.

The gate is only accessible during visiting hours.

In Location

Local Defence Community Centre

Bandiana Neighbourhood House Inc

Facebook Page- Bandiana Neighbourhood House

To get in contact and for news about current events & info email bandihouseinc@gmail.com

Located at Wattle Road, North Bandiana Army Barracks (directly opposite the Military Post Office)

ONLINE

ML Strong NSW Facebook page- NSW Specific Defence Partner information and events, Military Life face to face events and more

Wodonga/Albury Defence Families

Bandiana Neighbourhood House

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