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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608




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Community groups & centres

Defence Richmond Family  Centre - RAAF Base Richmond

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: 

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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 Richmond

Defence Empty Nesters No Kids (DENNKS)

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

The Hills District Defence Spouse & Families Group

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

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!

  • Wednesday 10am to 12 noon - Playgroup (0-5yrs): Casual membership - $4 per family.  A great opportunity for your child to participate in a session of craft, activities & free-play, while you socialise with other mums. Please bring a piece of fruit, drink bottle and hat for your child.
  • Thursday (every 2nd and 4th Thursday) 10am to 12 noon - Story Time (0-5yrs):Casual membership - $4 per family. Bring your child along for a quiet morning of stories & craft. Please contribute a piece of fruit for morning tea.  
  • Friday 10am to 12.30pm - Adult Craft Group & Kids Crèche: Casual membership - $6 for craft; $12 for Crèche per family. Come along to our Friday craft group - bring your own project, participate in a pre-planned craft activity or simply have a cuppa & a chat. Your children will be cared for on-site by our very experienced babysitter. 

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 or visit the Kissingpoint Cottage Facebook page or feel free to simply drop in. We are open Wednesday to Friday.

Penrith Military Spouse Weekly Morning Tea

When: Thursday morning fortnightly
Where: The Little House of Coffee at the Flower Power Garden Centre, Orchard Hills
Time: 10am
Contact: Indah 0400 774 876 
Join us on facebook   Penrith Defence Spouse Group

North West Sydney Defence Club

When: Every second Friday morning at Hotel Pennant Hills 
Time: 10am 
Contact: Allison 0413 184 323 
Follow us on facebook: at north west Sydney Defence Club

Australian Military Wives Choir – Richmond

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

When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
Five Dock RSL, 66 Great North Road Five Dock

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

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

Glenbrook and the Blue Mountains

  • Blue Mountains City Council - Community, services and environment information for the Blue Mountains
  • Blue Mountains Tourism - Maps, highlights and things to do in the Blue Mountains
  • Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre - Hamment Place, Great Western Highway
    1300 653 408

Richmond and Western Sydney

Defence postings in Richmond and surrounds

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