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The Defence Family Helpline
1800 624 608
DefenceFamilyHelpline@defence.gov.au

Families can contact the Helpline 24-7 for support, information and connection with their local community.

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The Defence Family Helpline

The Defence Family Helpline 1800 624 608

The Defence Family Helpline is your first point of call for support, information and connection with your community, including your local DCO team. The Helpline is available 24-7 and is staffed by qualified human services professionals including social workers and psychologists.

You can also email the Helpline on DefenceFamilyHelpline@defence.gov.au and receive a response within 24 hours.

International families

Australian Defence families who are living overseas can contact the Helpline free of charge by calling their country-specific Freecall number from a landline.

International region Helpline number

UK (United Kingdom)

08000512187

North America/Hawaii/Canada

18558093999

Malaysia

1800816443

Papua New Guinea 000861004

 





DCO Area Offices

For any queries, access to services or referral to our local Area Offices, contact the all-hours Defence Family Helpline on DefenceFamilyHelpline@defence.gov.au or 1800 624 608.

DCO Area Offices are located on or near Defence establishments in every state and territory. Teams in the offices deliver our services on-the-ground to local families.

The offices are open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

click on your state or territory below.

Australian Capital Territory


Headquarters DCO
Phone: 1800 624 608

DefenceFamilyHelpline@defence.gov.au
Location: 1st Floor, 8 Thesiger Court, Deakin, ACT 2600
Postal address: PO Box 7921, Canberra BC ACT 2610
Signal address: HQDEFCOMMUNITYORG

DCO Canberra Office

Phone: 02 6265 8777
Fax: 02 6265 8887
dco.canberra@defence.gov.au
Location: Ground Floor, 8 Thesiger Court, Deakin ACT 2600
Postal address: PO Box 7921, Canberra BC ACT 2610
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG CANBERRA

 

 
New South Wales


NEW SOUTH WALES


DCO Albury-Wodonga Office
Phone: 02 6055 2130
Fax: 02 6055 2293
DCO.Bandiana@defence.gov.au
Location: Building 109, Gaza Ridge Barracks, North Bandiana VIC 3694
Postal address: Gaza Ridge Barracks, MILPO Bandiana VIC 3694
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG BANDIANA

DCO Sydney Office
Phone: 02 9393 3314
Fax: 02 9393 3344
DCO.sydney@defence.gov.au
Location: Level 3, Defence Plaza, 270 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Postal address: Locked Bag 18 Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG SYDNEY

DCO Liverpool Office
Phone: 02 8782 8526
Fax: 02 8782 4184
dco.liverpool@defence.gov.au
Liverpool Military Area, Moorebank Avenue, Liverpool NSW 2170
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG LIVERPOOL

DCO Richmond Office
Phone: 02 4587 1130
Fax: 02 4587 1129
DCO.richmond@defence.gov.au
Building 14, Delarue Street, RAAF Base Richmond, NSW 2755
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG RICHMOND

DCO Nowra Office
Phone: 02 4421 3855
Fax: 02 4423 0622
DCO.nowra@defence.gov.au
Level 2, Suite 2, Bridgeton House, 55-57 Berry Street, Nowra NSW 2541
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG NOWRA

DCO Williamtown Office
Phone: 02 4034 6973
Fax: 02 4034 6976
DCO.HunterRIMS@defence.gov.au
RAAF Base, Building 225, McNamara Drive, Williamtown NSW 2314
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG WILLIAMTOWN

DCO Singleton Office
Phone: 02 4034 6973
Fax: 02 6575 0337
DCO.HunterRIMS@defence.gov.au
Infantry Drive, Singleton NSW 2331
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG SINGLETON

DCO Wagga Wagga Office
Phone: 02 6931 0011
Fax: 02 6931 0007
DCO.wagga@defence.gov.au
First Floor, Suite 104, 76 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG WAGGA WAGGA

 
 
Northern Territory


NORTHERN TERRITORY


DCO Darwin Office
Phone: 08 8935 7900
Fax: 08 8935 7901
DCO.darwin@defence.gov.au
Location: 3 Tybell Street, Winnellie NT 0820
Postal address: PMB 13, Winnellie NT 0820
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG DARW

DCO Tindal Office
Phone: 08 8973 6186
Fax: 08 8973 6135
dco.tindal@defence.gov.au
Location: Tindal Community Centre, Easton Parade, Tindal NT 0853
Postal address: 322 CSW, LMB 300 Tindal NT 0853
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG TINDAL

 
Queensland


QUEENSLAND

DCO Brisbane Office

Phone: 07 3354 0500
Fax: 07 3354 0555
DCO.Brisbane@defence.gov.au
Location: 71 Osborne Road, Mitchelton, QLD 4053
Postal address: MILPO Enoggera QLD 4052
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG BRISBANE

DCO Amberley Office
Phone: 07 5361 1678
Fax 07 5361 1679
DCO.Amberley@defence.gov.au
Location: Hudson Road, RAAF Base Amberley QLD 4306
Postal address: RAAF Base Amberley QLD 4306
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG AMBERLEY

DCO Darling Downs Office
Phone: 07 4631 4470
Fax: 07 4631 4471
DCO.DarlingDowns@defence.gov.au
Location: 25/49 RQR, O’Quinn Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Postal address: PO Box 1617, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG DARLING DOWNS

DCO Townsville Office
Phone: 07 4753 6539
Fax: 07 4779 0078
DCO.Townsville@defence.gov.au
Location: Nathan Business Centre, 340 Ross River Road, Aitkenvale QLD 4814
Postal address: MILPO, Lavarack Barracks Townsville QLD 4813
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG TOWNSVILLE

DCO Cairns Office
Phone: 07 4053 9300
Fax: 07 4032 1340
DCO.Cairns@defence.gov.au
Location: 3 Jensen Street, Manoora, QLD 4870
Postal address: c/- HMAS Cairns, Draper Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG CAIRNS

 
 
South Australia


SOUTH AUSTRALIA


DCO Adelaide Office
Phone: 08 8305 6231
Fax: 08 8305 6122
DCO.SouthAustralia@defence.gov.au
Building 60, Keswick Barracks, Keswick SA 5035
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG ADELAIDE

 
 
Victoria


DCO Melbourne Office

Phone: 03 9282 3028
Fax: 03 9282 3027
DCO.Melbourne@defence.gov.au
1st Floor, 661 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3001
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG MELBOURNE

DCO HMAS Cerberus Office
Phone: 03 5931 5817
Fax: 03 5931 6236
DCO.Cerberus@defence.gov.au
Ground Floor, Grant Block (Bldg 197), HMAS Cerberus VIC 3001
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG CERBERUS

DCO RAAF Williams Laverton Outreach Office
By appointment only
Phone: 03 9282 3028
Fax: 03 9282 3027
DCO.Melbourne@defence.gov.au
Location: Building L27, Sir Richard Williams Avenue, RAAF Williams, Laverton VIC 3027
Postal address: 661 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3001
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG MELBOURNE

DCO Simpson Barracks Outreach Office
By appointment only
Phone: 03 9282 3028
Fax: 03 9282 3027
DCO.Melbourne@defence.gov.au
Building 178, Simpson Barracks (Watsonia), Macleod VIC 3085
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG MELBOURNE

DCO Sale Office
Phone: 03 5146 6030
Fax: 03 5146 6242
DCO.Sale@defence.gov.au
Location: Bldg 530, Hudson Ave, RAAF Base East Sale VIC 3852
Postal address: Orderly Room, CSIG, RAAF Base East Sale VIC 3852
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG SALE

DCO Puckapunyal Office
Phone: 03 5735 7731
Fax: 03 5735 7726
DCO.Puckapunyal@defence.gov.au
Location: Vivi Street, Puckapunyal VIC 3662
Postal address: MILPO Puckapunyal VIC 3662
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG PUCKAPUNYAL

DCO Albury-Wodonga Office
Phone: 02 6055 2130
Fax: 02 6055 2293
DCO.Bandiana@defence.gov.au
Location: Building 109, Gaza Ridge Barracks, North Bandiana VIC 3694
Postal address: Gaza Ridge Barracks, MILPO Bandiana VIC 3694
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG BANDIANA


 
 
Western Australia

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

DCO Rockingham Office
Phone: 08 9591 9596
Fax: 08 9591 9598
DCO.WA@defence.gov.au
23 Chalgrove Avenue, Rockingham WA 6168
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG WA

DCO Pearce Office
Phone: 08 9571 7015
Fax: 08 9571 7016
DCO.WA@defence.gov.au
Family Services Centre, RAAF Base Pearce, Bullsbrook WA 6084
Signal address: DEFCOMMUNITYORG WA

 

 

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Defence Childcare Centres

Families making inquiries regarding the Defence childcare centres can either contact the childcare centres directly, or the childcare service provider who operates the centres, Mission Australia Early Learning Services.

Mission Australia Early Learning Services
1800 757 343 (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday)
www.maearlylearning.com.au

The Defence childcare centres are part of DCO’s program of childcare support.

Find your nearest Defence childcare centre by clicking on your state below, or by using our interactive map.


Australian Capital Territory


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY


Russell Hill Early Childhood Centre
02 6265 1901
R8 Annex, Kelliher Road, Russell Offices, Canberra


Kangaroo Cottage Child Care Centre
02 4442 1030
HMAS Creswell, 19 Benson Road, Jervis Bay

New South Wales


NEW SOUTH WALES


Williamtown Child Care Centre
02 4965 0342
RAAF Base Williamtown, McNamara Drive, Williamtown

Kids Crew Room Outside School Hours Care
02 4422 6155
HMAS Albatross, Bedford Avenue, Nowra

Tingira Child Care Centre
02 4421 7784
HMAS Albatross, Bedford Avenue, Nowra

The Blue House Outside School Hours Care
02 4587 1981
RAAF Base Richmond, Wood Street, Richmond

Little Eagles Child Care Centre
02 4587 3515
RAAF Base Richmond, Canberra Avenue, Richmond

Little Diggers Child Care Centre
02 8782 2022
Holsworthy Barracks, MacArthur Drive, Moorebank

 


 
 
Northern Territory


NORTHERN TERRITORY


Big Geckos Outside School Hours Care
08 8971 7180
RAAF Base Tindal, Easton Parade Tindal

Little Geckos Child Care Centre
08 8971 7180
RAAF Base Tindal, Easton Parade Tindal

Kids Force Child Care Centre
08 8941 0641
Billeroy Road, RAAF Base Darwin 

Kids Brigade Child Care Centre
08 8932 7000
Corner University Avenue and Woodlake Boulevard, Palmerston

 
Queensland


QUEENSLAND

Amberley Child CareCentre
07 5464 3144
Gannett Street, Amberley

Enoggera Child Care Centre
07 3354 4633
2 Taurama Street, Enoggera

Coral Sea Child Care Centre
07 4723 2750
71 Bamford Lane, Kirwan (Townsville)

 
 
Victoria


VICTORIA


Defence and ABC Broadcasting Child Care Centre
03 9282 5009
Victoria Barracks, 256-310 St Kilda Road (Coventry Street entrance), Southbank

Puckapunyal Child Care Centre
03 5735 7589
Lone Pine Crescent, Puckapunyal Military Area

Williams Child Care Centre
03 9369 7464
RAAF Base Williams, 17 Campbell Parade, Laverton

East Sale Child Care Centre
03 5146 6717
RAAF Base East Sale, Heart Avenue, East Sale

Cerberus Child Care Centre
03 5983 8855
HMAS Cerberus, 12-14 Cook Road, Crib Point


 
 
Western Australia

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The Sunny Child Care Centre
08 9284 7133
50 Seaward Avenue, Swanbourne

Flying Start Child Care Centre
08 9571 7495
RAAF Base Pearce, Brownwell Avenue, Bullsbrook

 

 

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ADF Transition Centres

For any queries regarding career transitions, please contact the Defence Family Helpline on 1800 624 608 or DefenceFamilyHelpline@defence.gov.au in the first instance.

ADF Transition Centres provide ADF members with information and assistance for leaving Defence and transitioning to civilian life.

Find your nearest ADF Transition Centre below.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Deakin
02 6265 8810
ADFTC.Canberra@defence.gov.au 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Liverpool (Moorebank)
02 8782 8528
ADFTC.LIVERPOOL@defence.gov.au

RAAF Richmond
02 4587 2526
ADFTC.RIC@defence.gov.au

HMAS Albatross
02 4424 1375
ADFTC.Shoalhaven@defence.gov.au

Defence Plaza Sydney
02 9393 2847
ADFTC.SydneyCentral@defence.gov.au

RAAF Williamtown
02 4034 7668
ADFTC.Williamtown@defence.gov.au

Kapooka
02 6933 8511
ADFTC.RMV@defence.gov.au

Bandiana North
02 6055 2119
ADFTC.RMV@defence.gov.au

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Robertson Barracks
08 8925 2220
NTKADF.transitioncentre@defence.gov.au

QUEENSLAND

Gallipoli Barracks
07 3332 7239
ADFTC.SthQueensland@defence.gov.au

Lavarack Barracks
07 4411 7963
lavadftc.transition@defence.gov.au

HMAS Cairns
07 4042 0234

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Edinburgh Park
08 7383 0555
saADF.transitioncentre@defence.gov.au

VICTORIA

Defence Plaza Melbourne
03 9282 7666
TSS.SouthernVictoria@defence.gov.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

HMAS Stirling
08 9553 5233
stirling.ctc@defence.gov.au

TASMANIA

Angelsea Barracks
03 9282 7666

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