DHA - Darwin
Location: Level 1, Building 4, 631 Stuart Highway Berrimah NT 0828
Phone: 139 342
DFA - Northern Territory 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.
Contact: Christine Henderson
Email: nt [at] dfa.org.au
I have been a spouse to a member of Defence for 16 years. During our 16 years together we have posted from Wagga to Toowoomba, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and now Darwin. We have three children, one dog and often an assortment of geckos/ crickets/ lizards and stick friends. Our older boys have loved the outside lifestyle that Darwin brings, and our youngest girl embraces the minimal clothing options. We have done our fair share of deployments and time apart which means we try and pack in holidays together when we can. Living in a remote location is a unique experience and as a Defence community here in Darwin we face different challenges to big city posting. The last few years I have been volunteering and working as a Defence Community Centre Coordinator. This experience has built my passion for helping Defence families. I look forward to working with DFA in a role that advocates for families of Defence members.
DCO - Darwin
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 emergency, education 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: 3 Tybell Street, Winnellie NT 0820
Email: DCO.darwin [at] defence.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8935 7900