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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608

Defence community centres

Defence maintains community centres and neighbourhood houses around Australia, where community group meetings or family-orientated activities can be held. These community centres play a vital role in building a sense of community, connecting people in their local area and provide valuable social, recreational and educational opportunities for those who attend. DCO provides support to these Defence community centres through funding programs, support for committees of management and general support for the promotion and coordination of activities run by the centres.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

  • Duntroon Community Centre: Gymkhana Road, Duntroon, Canberra

New South Wales (NSW)

  • Kissingpoint Cottage: Kissingpoint Road, Dundas, Sydney
  • Shoalhaven Defence Families Association: Canberra Drive, Nowra Hill, Nowra
  • Holsworthy Community Group: Soldiers Way, Holsworthy Barracks Kapooka Neighbourhood House: Sturt Avenue,
  • Kapooka, Wagga Wagga
  • The RANCH: Campbell Street RAAF Base Wagga Wagga

Northern Territory

  • Network Tindal: Eastern Parade, Tindal
  • Billeroy Road Community Centre: Billeroy Road, RAAF Base Darwin
  • Larrakeyah Neighbourhood House: Stevens Terrace, Larrakeyah, Darwin
  • Robertson Barracks Family Group: Robertson Barracks, Holtze, Darwin

Queensland

  • Gallipoli Barracks Community Centre: Enoggera Barracks, Brisbane
  • Toowoomba Defence Families Community House: O’Quinn Street, Harristown, Toowoomba
  • Little Diggers Community Centre: Loridan Drive, Brinsmead, Cairns

South Australia

  • North East Defence Community: RAAF Base Edinburgh, Adelaide
  • Woodside Defence Families Association: Woodside Barracks, Adelaide

Tasmania

  • Dowsing Point Community Centre: Derwent Barracks, Hobart

Victoria

  • Cerberus Cottage Family & Friends Association: HMAS Cerberus, Crib Point
  • East Sale Family Group: RAAF Base East Sale, East Sale
  • Bandiana Neighbourhood House: Wattle Road, Bandiana, Albury/Wodonga
  • Necana Association: Melbourne Road, Wodonga, Albury Wodonga
  • Mactier Community Centre: Simpson Barracks, Watsonia, Melbourne Puckapunyal and District Neighbourhood Centre Inc: Puckapunyal

Western Australia

  • Marilla House Community Centre: Point Peron Road, Rockingham
  • Karrakatta Community House (KCH): Matapau Road, Irwin Barracks, PerthSpecial Air Service Regiment Auxiliary: Pozieres Road, Swanbourne, Perth

Groups and organisations

There are also a wide variety of Defence community groups and organisations which benefit Defence families and provide a community connection aside from the Defence community centres including: