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We are a Centre that supports the spouses and families of current serving Defence Force Members.
Located on RAAF Base Richmond (13 McNamara Avenue), we hold Playgroups between 9:30am and 11:30am, every Tuesday and Wednesday. Also each Tuesday evening between 7:00pm and 9:00pm, we hold a Craft Group. Parking is available opposite the Centre, with ramp access to the building.
To find out more information and be kept up to date with events/activities/parties hosted by the Centre, please join our Facebook Group: Defence Richmond Family Centre
You may also contact the Centre's committee via email: email@example.com
<h4>Defence Special Needs Support Group</h4>
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 Richmond
Monthly social gatherings held at various locations. We invite single ADF members, members who are MWDU, Defence empty nesters and Defence families who have no children to join us.
Contact: Owen 0425 376 550 or Donna 0413 457 867
Meet at various locations at Rouse Hill town Centre for a catch-up with a coffee an evening out or a movie.
For more information: Contact Michelle 0422 954 340
Kissingpoint Cottage is a tri-service community house in the Sydney district of Ermington/Dundas. Our aim is to support military partners and their children in a fun and friendly environment where everyone understands the unique lifestyle and challenges faced by Defence families.
If you are new to the area or would simply like to make some new friends, come along and try some of our weekly sessions. We would love to meet you!
Where: the house with the orange fence, just behind Timor Barracks, 282 Kissing Point Road, Dundas NSW.
More information: call 02 9874 4052, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Kissingpoint Cottage Facebook page or feel free to simply drop in. We are open Wednesday to Friday.
When: Thursday morning fortnightly
Where: The Little House of Coffee at the Flower Power Garden Centre, Orchard Hills
Contact: Indah 0400 774 876
Join us on facebook Penrith Defence Spouse Group
When: Every second Friday morning at Hotel Pennant Hills
Contact: Allison 0413 184 323
Follow us on facebook: at north west Sydney Defence Club
Would you like to sing with the Australian Military Wives Choir? The Choir is a place for fun, friendship and the sharing of music. No experience necessary! We invite ADF members, partners, sister, and mothers to join us
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.
The following resources and websites can give you a good grounding in local information and services available.
You can also talk to your Unit Welfare Officer for more information.