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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608

Perth and surrounds

Including Perth, Rockingham, Karrakatta and Bullsbrook.



Aircraft noise

Visit the aircraft noise website for information about Defence's management of aircraft noise near Childcare facilities.

Community groups & centres

CLAN WA - Community Courses

Free courses for families, parents and carers in the community. To book a place in a workshop please email:


Ellenbrook Toy Library

The Ellenbrook Toy Library is a non profit organisation that is run solely by volunteer members and is financed through membership fees, fund raising and grant applications. Catering for ages birth to 10yrs, they have a wide range of DVD's, games, jigsaws, dress ups and ride ons.

The library has been concentrating on increasing their range of games/tools that are suitable for children needing more help with their speech and language skills. There are also iPads available for families who live with Austism. 
Where: Woodlake Community Centre, 2 Highpoint Blvd, Ellenbrook
Open: 9.30am to 11.00am every Saturday during school term 
More info:  or


Karrakatta Community House Inc.

Karrakatta Community House is located in two houses, side by side, at Irwin Barracks. One of the houses is dedicated to courses or seminars held over the year, such as craft activities or first aid courses. The other house serves as a babysitting venue for when courses are held, run by qualified carers, and equipped with toys, sleeping, and feeding facilities. It is also used as for a playgroup on Mondays.
Where: Stubbs Terrace, Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta
When: Open Monday 9.30 am–11.30 am for playgroup, Tuesday 9.30 am–12.30 pm and Friday 9.30–12.30 pm for courses
More information: 08 9385 0554 or

The SASR Auxiliary

The SASR Auxiliary was formed in 1965 by partners of soldiers serving in the Regiment to give support and promote friendship among SASR families. This volunteer, not-for-profit organisation, has become a vital component of the Regiment’s informal family support system.

The SASR Auxiliary offers regular opportunities for partners and families to meet through weekly playgroups, social and informative events such as education sessions, theme nights and parenting seminars. Babysitting is usually offered for all Auxiliary events. The Auxiliary provides workshops and personal development courses for health and wellbeing for its members and surrounding communities. It also assists charitable and other philanthropic causes. Members receive regular newsletters, which serve as an information source on support staff and broader Defence support activities and services.

More information: SASR Auxillary website or email


Marilla Community Centre

Marilla Community Centre is your Defence funded Community Centre. 

Further information: Faceboook - Marilla or

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

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

  • Government of WA - This website is your doorway to Western Australia’s information and services, including health, business, law, community, education, recreation, tourism, transport and local area information
  • Western Australia Tourism Commission - The official tourism website, with information about things to do and see, travel and vital information about WA


  • City of Swan - Information about local life, services and events in the Swan District (which includes the Pearce area)



  • City of Rockingham - A great and comprehensive resource for residents of Rockingham. Includes a downloadable activity guide listing local sporting, cultural and recreational activities. You can also subscribe to the Rockingham e-newsletter.
  • What's on in Rockingham - search for events happening in Rockingham 
  • Rockingham Directory - The annual Rockingham Directory contains council information, local business details, emergency numbers and a community information directory. For a copy, call the Rockingham City Council on 08 9528 0333.
  • Department of Communities - With sections for youth, women, parents and families, the department has a wealth of information about community resources in WA.
  • Community Link and Network WA - CLAN WA helps strengthen families in WA by encouraging healthy relationships, effective parenting, support networks and community participation. 

    At CLAN WA, we understand that every family is unique.  We all have different circumstances, experiences, hopes and strengths. We all need a helping hand at times.

    Our Parenting Workshops cover topics such as building resilience, growth & development from toddlerhood to adolescence, communicating more effectively with children, & dealing with challenging behaviours.  

    Our Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops are designed to  equip you with useful information & practical skills for dealing with mental health issues.

Defence postings in Perth and surrounds