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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608



Community groups & centres


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.
More information: (03) 5735 7719 or email

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 Puckapunyal

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

For personalised advice about your local area, call the all-hours Defence Family Helpline on1800 624 608.

Getting started

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

  • Puckaonline - An online resource to orient Defence families to the Puckapunyal and Seymour region
  • Mitchell Shire Council - Services, regulations and community information for Mitchell Shire, to which Puckpaunyal belongs
  • Seymour Visitor Information Service - Old Courthouse, Emily Street, Seymour

Defence postings in the Puckapunyal area

Contact your Unit Welfare Officer for more information.