Key contacts in region

DHA - Nowra

Location: Suite 3, Level 2 Bridgeton House, 55-57 Berry Street, Nowra NSW 2541

Phone: 139 342


DFA - ACT and Southern NSW Delegate

Defence Families of Australia (DFA) is the official body appointed by government to represent the views of Defence Families. Its aim is to inform government and Defence on the needs of the family. Its goal is to ensure quality of life for all Defence families by providing a recognised forum for their views and by reporting, making recommendations and influencing policy that directly affects families.


Email: Act.sthnsw [at]

DCO - Shoalhaven

DCO provides assistance for partner’s employment, help with childcare assistance for dependants with special needs, social worker support, support for community groups, help for families during crisis and emergencyeducation support for children and assistance for members leaving the military. Your local DCO office can provide you with local information, access to support and information services, and organises events and get-togethers for Defence families.

Location: Level 2, Suite 2, Bridgeton House, 55-57 Berry Street, Nowra NSW 2541


Email: DCO.nowra [at]

Phone: (02) 44213855


Defence Family Helpline
1800 624 608