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For ADF members and their families

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Communication Resource Room

Macarthur Disability Services provides this resource room to assist people with their communication needs.
Where: Level 8, 138 Queen Street Campbelltown NSW
When: 8am to 5pm by appointment
More information: Download a flyer or call Macarthur Disability Services on 02 4621 8400

Defence Families Central Coast

A network of Defence families on the Central Coast, for support, company, and to create a sense of belonging to the Defence Community.Offers a fortnightly coffee mornings and other actitivies.
More information: Facebook - Defence Families Central Coast

Defence Special Needs Support Group

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 Liverpool

Flowerdale Cottage

19 Flowerdale Rd Liverpool 2170.
Ph. (02) 9393 9152 fax. (02)9822 4078

Go4Fun - Health and wellbeing for children aged 7 to 13

Go4Fun is a free healthy living program for kids to become fitter, healthier and happier. The program is fun and interactive and supports 7 to 13 year old children and their families to adopt a healthy lifestyle and a long lasting and healthy approach to living. Children and their families become fitter, healthier and happier as they have fun, meet new friends and learn new skills. 
How to register: Call 1800 780 900 or visit

The Green Army - Connecting people with our environment

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative open to young people including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers who are looking to develop skills, undertake training and gain experience in the delivery of conservation projects. Through this, participants will enhance opportunities for careers and further training in conservation.
To Apply: Online application form available prior to start date at Green Army
More information: Download the flyer

Holsworthy Family Group

Holsworthy Family Group is a Tri Service Community House established to support Defence Families posted to the Sydney/ Liverpool Area. We are able to offer Defence families a variety of activities and programs due to the hard work of our Committee and Centre Coordinator. Our Community house provides a broad range of activities, events and programs to match the needs of ALL Defence families, this include Lateral Families, Families with young/school age/teenage children, Families with no children, Families with both parents serving and MWDU families.

Weekly activities/programs

  • Monday: Coffee, Craft and Chat from 9.30am-12.30pm- We have a Registered Childcare worker so you can come and relax with some old and new friends, bring in your own piece to work or start creating a new one with our supplies. Cost is $5 for childcare.
  • Tuesday: Fitness Group 9.30am-11.30am - Drop of your child and head to the gym with new and old friends. Cost is $5 for childcare.
  • Wednesday: "Creative Kids Playgroup" (9.30am-12pm) we do art work based around a theme for the week, story time and free play. Please bring a PIECE OF FRUIT, cost is $3 per family.
  • Thursday: Fitness group 9.30am-11.30am, Drop of your child and head to the gym with new and old friends. Cost is $5 for childcare.
  • Friday: "Fun Time Friday's" 9.30am-12pm We will be doing free play and story time. Please bring a PIECE OF FRUIT, cost is $3 per family.

Monthly activities/programs

  • Wine and Dine Thursday’s, held on the last pay day Thursday of the month from 7pm, this event is for woman only and will be held at different restaurants around the Liverpool/Sydney area.
  • School Holiday Kids Zone events caters for 5-12yrs of age. Will be held on the last Friday of the month as well as in the holidays.

Holsworthy Family Group: Building G229, Soldiers Way, Holsworthy Barracks | Liverpool Military Area
Mail: P.O. Box 6064 Hammondville NSW 2170 Phone: 02 8782 8524 or 0477 202 890
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Liverpool Women's Health Centre

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Liverpool Women's Resource Centre

Liverpool Women's Resource Centre is committed to supporting women who are marginalised and disadvantaged. Women are supported to build capacity and decrease social isolation. Liverpool Women's Resource Centre is committted to empowering and supporting individuals and communities to identify and articulate their needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities
Join the mailing list: email
More information: Visit the LWRC website or phone (02) 9607 7536

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. 

Regional info

Getting started

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

Defence postings in the Liverpool area

  • The Liverpool Military Area

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