To find out about events for ADF families in Darling Downs, visit our Eventbrite page. You'll be able to RSVP, add events to your calendar and share with friends.
Community groups & centres
The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation supports kids living in families affected by mental illness. The program provides recreational educational camps and other activities, giving kids a break, in a fun, positive and safe environment. Kids have the opportunity to meet other kids in similar families and develop new friendships.
Kookaburra Kids Head Office
PO BOX 681 Gymea 2227
(02) 9525 7474
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 info: DSNSG Darling Downs
TDFSA is a Community House and Playgroup providing a range of services and activities for all Defence families and civilian families. Membership to the Centre is $10 per annum which provides activities such as playgroup, coffee Club, craft, dinner dates, book club, borrowing library, regular family events, fundraising and much more.
TDFSA provide support, fun and friendship for all ages. The air conditioned centre has a toy room, fully equipped kitchen, baby changing facilities and a lounge area. Outdoor facilities include a sandpit, swings, slide, climbing gym, bike track, mud kitchen and plenty of equipment and toys for the kids to enjoy.
TDFSA run a range of regular activities including:
If you’re a family with or without kids, everyone is welcome. Remember to bring along a hat and some morning tea for your little one. Tea and coffee provided. Cost is $3 per family.
The Community House is open as a drop-in facility Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30am–1.00pm. Come and view the services and facilities first hand, enjoy a cup of coffee or borrow a book from our library.
Where: Corner O’Quinn and Anzac Ave, Toowoomba
Coordinator contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0407 241 283
Facebook: TDFSA Facebook
Open Arms provides counselling and support services to Australia's military community. If you have served one day of continuous full-time service in the ADF you can call them for support. They also support families, reservists and some peacekeepers. Call Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling on 1800 011 046 for free, confidential counselling and group programs to support mental health and wellbeing.
The following resources and websites can give you a good grounding in local information and services available.
You can also talk to your Unit Welfare Officer for more information.
The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K) is a not for profit organisation that has offered early childhood education and care since 1907. C&K Is currently taking enrolments now for 2015. To enrol visit the Creche and Kindergarten Association website or call us on 1800177092.