We've scoured the internet looking for the best resources to help support your transition into the Hunter. Below you'll find everything from local news and events, sporting and recreation facilities, public transport options and a wide range of community groups. If you think something is missing please email communications [at] dha.gov.au or dco.communication [at] defence.gov.au with your suggestions.
Welcome to Williamtown
ADF members and families – are you posting to Williamtown? We’re holding our Welcome event in February 2019 and we’d love to see you there!
All families who will be in the Hunter area are invited to join us for a morning of fun at the Murrook Culture Centre. We’ll have a range of community groups and organisations there to provide information about the support, assistance and activities available in the area. There will also be displays along with activities like traditional weaving and story time sessions. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on the day. Be sure to register by 15 February 2019.
When registering, please check that your email is accurate in case we need to contact you.
NOTE: This event is only for ADF members and their families.
News and events
- DHA events
- DCO events
- Hunter Valley Online
- Hunter Valley Hub
- My Maitland & Facebook page
- Love Port Stephens & Facebook page
- Regional Development Australia
- The Herald Community Events & Facebook page
Sport and recreation
Major sporting teams
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