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Community groups & contacts


Beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Phone: 1300 22 4636 24/7 support

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

The cottage, run by non-profit organisation Flourish Australia offers structured activities that aim to improve the wellbeing of consumers and increase their independence. They run groups on healthy living, art therapy, relaxation, yoga, gym, trivia and games as well as weekly outings to places like the beach and national parks.

More info: 02 9393 9152 |

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.

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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


Coffee & Chat - Every Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm at Moorebank Sports Club (Sporties).


Mums and Bubs - Every Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm


Playgroup - Every Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fitness - Every Wednesday 6:15pm – 7:15pm


Boxfit - Every Saturday 8:30am – 9:30am

Monthly events

Youth Zone - Last Saturday of the month – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wine and Dine - Once a month on a Thursday evening

Holsworthy Family Group: Building G229, Soldiers Way, Holsworthy Barracks | Liverpool Military Area
Mail: P.O. Box 6064 Hammondville NSW 2170
More information: Phone: 02 8782 8524 or 0477 202 890
Email: 0497 777 601 | | Facebook: HolsworthyFamilyGroup |


Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Lifeline is committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.

More information: 13 11 14 – 24/7 support

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

Macarthur Resource Centre

Macarthur Disability Services assists people with a disability to access information, advocates and lobbies to ensure they receive appropriate services after careful consultation and recognition of their needs.

Where: Ground Floor, 138 Queen Street Campbelltown NSW

More information: 02 4621 8400

The Junction Works

At The Junction Works, their Mission is ‘Creating New Possibilities in People’s Lives’. They generate more opportunities for people with a disability, and to improve the lives of people suffering hardship and disadvantage.

More information: 08 8777 0500 |

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.