Community groups & centres
The Australian Military Wives Choir is a choir for women who support Defence Force members. As a no audition, no experience necessary choir, they welcome new members at any time during the year. Despite the word wives in their name, they welcome any woman who has close links to serving ADF members such as girlfriends, partners, wives, mothers and sisters. They also welcome female ADF members.
When: First and Third and Fifth Thursday evenings each month from 7pm
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org for the rehearsal location. Alternatively, check out our Facebook page and website www.amwchoir.com.
The House provides a range of childcare, courses and activities for both Defence and Civilian families. We are a registered childcare provider and provide various childcare options including occasional care, kinder and playgroup. All families wishing to utilise the childcare are required pay the annual membership fee of $20. Other activities are available at member and non-member rates such as courses, yoga and craft groups.
Where: Wattle Road, North Bandiana Barracks (directly opposite the Military Post Office)
More information: 02 6055 2137 | email@example.com
The Defence Special Needs Support Group is a non-profit benevolent volunteer organisation established to assist ADF families with a family member with special needs.
More information: DSNSG Albury Wodonga
The NECANA Association is a volunteer organisation that supports Defence families in the Albury Wodonga Military Area by running programs and activities specifically designed and developed for them. Regular activities include the Pac-a-Picnic Program, the weekly NECANA Coffee Club, the Teens in Action Programs and the annual Defence Family Fun Day. A band of skilled and enthusiastic volunteers put together a monthly newsletter for the Defence community, the NECANA newsletter.
More information: 0434 710 056 | firstname.lastname@example.org
VVCS provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.
Skills and Jobs Centres offer a range of services aimed at supporting people find employment. Including face-to-face personalised careers advice, weekly workshops, as well as skills and training advice, we will support and help navigate you to new and exciting skills development opportunities and of course employment.
More information: Skills & Jobs Centres website
The following resources and websites can give you a good grounding in local information and services available.
The largest and most diversified Military Museum in Australia. There are guns, tanks, vehicles, motor cycles, uniforms, medals and much more. Visit the museum and explore this wonderful collection of military history. There is a shop selling a range of corps items including plaques, cups, mugs, apparel and books. Bring a BBQ pack and enjoy a picnic with your family. There are free electric covered barbecues with plenty of covered seating in the Memorial Gardens directly opposite the museum. The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10.00am - 2.00pm. Military members free on production of ID card
The area cinema operates every Friday and Saturday night screening 2 recent release movies from 7.00pm. A Saturday matinee is run once a month from 1.00pm. Spouses can enjoy morning tea and a movie on the last Friday of each month (excluding school holidays) from 9.40am. School holiday matinees are run Wed-Sat at 1.00pm during Victorian school holidays. There are candy bar facilities available to purchase drinks and snacks. Please note: There are no EFTPOS facilities available ADF members and their families can access the cinema upon presentation of Military ID or spouse pass. The monthly program is available on G drive: Cinema folder or in the NECANA magazine. This facility is proudly operated by Anber Entertainment Services on behalf of AWMA RTF
You can also talk to your Unit Welfare Officer for more information.