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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608

Albury Wodonga


Community groups & centres

Bandiana Neighbourhood House

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 or

NECANA Association Inc.

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 or

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

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. 

Wodonga Skills & Jobs Centres

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 info: Skills & Jobs Centres website

Regional info

Getting started

The following resources and websites can give you a good grounding in local information and services available.

  • Albury City Council - An excellent resource for information about living, working and playing in Albury, including a comprehensive community guide and map
  • City of Wodonga - All the services, facilities, attractions and events information you need to get started in Wodonga, including a comprehensive community guide and map
  • Visit Albury Wodonga - A tourism site for the twin cities, including things to do and see and a downloadable visitors’ guide

Defence postings in the Albury Wodonga area

  • The Army Logistic Training Centre
  • Joint Logistics Unit (Vic)

You can also talk to your Unit Welfare Officer for more information.