|ACT Playgroups Association (Jerrabomberra Playgroup)||
Jerrabomberra Playgroup provides an early learning facility for young children (aged 0-5 years) and their parents/carers. They also offer an avenue for new friendships, support and social interaction. The children participate in activities and social situations to assist in their growth and development.
|Amberley Defence Communities||
Amberley Defence Communities support Defence personnel and their families through regular activities and provide continued support for the unique challenges faced by members of the Defence community.
Contact: Amberley Defence Communities website
The playgroup provides a centre for children to play, information for parents, craft groups and infant support.
Contact: Anklebiters Playgroup - Facebook
|Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation||
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation delivers respite and education programs for Defence children who have parent/s with a mental illness, including PTSD.
|Australian Military Wives Choir||
The choir was established in Canberra in 2012 and members are keen to help women start their own choirs in other locations. In Canberra, the choir meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
|Bandiana Neighbourhood House||
Bandiana Neighbourhood House is located in Gaza Ridge Barracks and offers a variety of activities including playgroup, craft interest groups, childcare, health and wellbeing courses, social activities and support programs.
|Baranduda Community Centre||
Baranduda Community Centre provides a variety of educational, recreational, leisure, cultural, social and community support programs in Wodonga. Their programs include support to ADF children to provide life skills and develop and foster healthy relationships.
|Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Australia||
Big Brothers Big Sisters provide programs and mentoring to support vulnerable Defence children in the North Brisbane area.
|Billeroy Community Centre||
The Billeroy Community Centre at Larrakeyah Barracks have playgroup, coffee mornings , youth zone, craft and fitness groups as well as family dinners. The Centre welcomes all Defence families, both ADF and civilian.
Contact: Billeroy Community Centre website
|Cerberus Cottage Family & Friends Inc.||
Cerberus Cottage supports the running of the centre and events and activities for Defence families posted to HMAS Cerberus.
Contact: Cerberus Cottage - web
|Defence Richmond Family Centre||
The Defence Richmond Family Centre at RAAF Base Richmond offers support to ADF families through a range of social and educational activities such as playgroup, sewing and crafts and first aid courses.
|Dowsing Point Community Centre||
Dowsing Point Community Centre is located at Derwent Barracks and offers a variety of activities including playgroup, craft interest groups, childcare, health and wellbeing courses, social activities and support programs.
|Defence Special Needs Support Group||
The Defence Special Needs Support Group supports the delivery of family support services including peer support, information assistance and advocacy to Defence families with special needs.
|Duntroon Community Centre||
Duntroon Community Centre’s support services to Defence families in the Canberra region include playgroups and playschool programs, crafting clubs, babysitting and walking groups, a library, and self-development courses.
|East Sale Family Group||
East Sale Family Group provides a craft group, playgroup, book club, and youth group, and publishes a bimonthly newsletter.
Contact: East Sale Family Group - Facebook
|Gallipoli Barracks Community Centre||
Gallipoli Barracks Community Centre holds events and activities including Playgroup, Mums and Bubs and Craft for Defence families located at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane.
Provides mental wellbeing programs supporting ADF children with individual capacity building and emotional resilience.
|Gungahlin Defence Families Playgroup||
The group runs a different craft activity for the kids every week, lots of indoor and outdoor toys, a cubby house, a video, DVD and book library to borrow from, and a morning tea for the mums and dads.
|Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism Inc||
The Defence Families Community Employment project will partner with Experience Works North Queensland to offer Defence families’ strength based programs that optimise employment prospects and business development solutions in the region.
|Holsworthy Family Group||
Providing Defence families living in the Liverpool region west of Sydney with access to a playgroup, craft sessions and a toy library, the Holsworthy Family Group is a point of contact, a resource centre, and social place to meet and make new friends from the Defence and wider civilian communities.
Contact: Holsworthy Family Group - Facebook
|JobQuest - Penrith Skills||
JobQuest supports a young leaders project designed to support Defence families in the Port Stephens and Williamtown areas, focusing on building leadership skills, employability skills and community connections for high school aged students and their families.
Contact: JobQuest - Penrith Skills website
|Kapooka Neighbourhood House||
Kapooka Neighbourhood House supports the ongoing delivery of services to ADF families in the Kapooka region. Specifically, the organisation provides self development courses; playgroup and craft group activities.
|Karrakatta Community House (KCH)||
Located at Irwin Barracks, the centre provides Defence and civilian families with resources and links to their community. Regular activities include craft classes, a kids club and playgroups. Call: 08 9385 0554
Located at Dundas in Sydney, Kissingpoint Cottage runs adult educational programs, a playgroup, craft sessions and can provide a range of community information to Defence families in the region.
Contact: Kissingpoint Cottage - Facebook
|La Luna Youth Arts||
For ADF families in the Townsville area, La Luna Youth Arts provides a range of activities and classes such as drama, circus and visual arts. Their programs cater for children from the age of 4, right through to adults. The classes help build confidence and resilience for times when their parents/carers are deployed.
|Larrakeyah Neighbourhood House||
Larrakeyah Neighbourhood House (LNH) provides support programs to tri-service families in Darwin.
Contact: 08 8935 5498
|Little Diggers Community Centre||
The community centre provides a range of weekly activities for both Defence and non-Defence families in Cairns. Programs include playgroup, bellies and bubs and a range of workshops including first aid, cooking and self-defence sessions.
|Mactier Community Centre||
Mactier Community Centre provides playgroups, craft, sporting activities, a website, and publishes a local newsletter.
Contact: Mactier Community Centre - Facebook
|Marilla House Community Centre||
Supports the ongoing delivery of services to ADF families. The organisation provides various weekly playgroups, parenting sessions and support programs.
|My Space Inc.||
My Space supports young people and their families who are affected by a disability or mental health disorder. My Space will run a pilot project for Defence families in Cairns who have dependants with additional needs.
Necana Association is located in Wodonga and offers the Necana Magazine, the Pac a Picnic program, coffee club, teen’s program and community information and family fun days.
Contact: Necana Association - Website
Network Tindal currently facilitates a number of community events throughout the year ranging from community fairs, school holiday activities, and programs for adults and children.
Contact: Network Tindal - Facebook
|North East Defence Community||
The North East Defence Community offers playgroups, school holiday activities, youth groups, a library and a monthly newsletter for Defence families in South Australia.
For ADF families in the Canungra area, Playgroups QLD provides a children’s program involving storytelling, healthy eating and physical play activities.
Contact: 1800 171 882 | Playgroups QLD - website
|Pilbara Regiment Family Group Inc||
The Pilbara Regiment Family Group provides social networks, events and education for Defence families posted to the Pilbara Region. The group supports Defence families at all six Depots of the Regiment from Port Hedland to Carnarvon in Western Australia and from the coast to the border with the Northern Territory.
|Power Community Ltd||
Power partners with Power to be Positive, a group of child psychologists to deliver the program with a focus on positive thinking, positive mental health and resilience. Power targets primary schools that have a large number of Defence families enrolled at their schools.
Contact: Power Community Ltd - website
|Puckapunyal and District Neighbourhood Centre Inc||
The centre connects Defence families with one another and the wider community through numerous programs and activities. This includes a range of children’s programs such as dance, Tumble Tots and Story Time. The centre has a fitness program including Zumba, tennis and bootcamp. There’s also a coffee club, craft group, mums and bubs, school holiday activities and several social events throughout the year.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | (03) 5735 7719
|Puckapunyal Kindergarten Association Incorporated||
Contact: email@example.com | 03 5735 7699
|Remembrance Foundation— Modern Soldier Social Media||
|Robertson Barracks Family Group||
Robertson Barracks Family Group offers weekly playgroups, coffee mornings; youth get-togethers, book club, personal wellbeing programs and social activities.
|Shoalhaven Defence Families Association||
Supports families of Defence personnel in the Shoalhaven area (HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell). Activities run at the house include Albatross playtime, scrapbooking, craft mornings, training and development courses and Families day.
Provides health and wellbeing programs to support ADF partners.
Solid Rock delivers support and pastoral care services to the partners of tri-service ADF members.
|Special Air Service Regiment Auxiliary||
Contact: 08 9285 6666
The RANCH (RAAF, Army, Navy, Community House)
Contact: The Ranch website
Toowoomba Defence Families Support Association
|Top Ender Tri-Service Magazine||
The Top Ender magazine is produced bi-monthly and is delivered to Defence households throughout Darwin, Katherine and surrounds. The magazine provides local and Defence related information, news and events to those new to the posting locality.
Contact: Top Ender website
Williamtown Playgroup provides an interactive learning space for children from newborn to five years of age.
Contact: Williamtown Playgroup - website
|Williamtown Pre School Inc||
Williamtown Preschool caters for children aged 3-5 years and is open to both Defence and civilian families.
|Woodside Defence Families Association||
Through the Woodside Defence Families Association Defence families in South Australia can access a playgroup, book club, craft groups and courses.
|YWCA of South Australia||
The organisation supports the delivery of mentoring programs through four different camps aimed at different ages and personal development programs for Defence teenagers.
Defence Community Organisation
FSFP Community Grants
PO Box 7921, Canberra BC