Key contacts in region

DHA - Tindal

Location: Unit 2, 42 Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0850. By appointment only.

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 - Local Family Representative

Contact: Debbie Marshall

Email: debbiemarshallnt [at]

About Debbie
My name is Debbie Marshall and I am the DFA Local Family Representative for Tindal/Katherine. I have been living in Tindal since January 2016 with my husband Mick. This is the third posting to Tindal for us during my husband's 26 years in the RAAF. Here in Tindal we really do rely on our Community, whether it is as simple as answering questions, having a coffee or picking up some milk whilst you are at the shops for a friend. It is a great place to get involved and show that community support is very powerful and can be a game change/as to whether people enjoy this posting location or not. As part ofthis role I organise a Tindal Community Forum 4 times a year. These Forums are open to any RAAF Base Tindal personnel and their families. This is where action can be taken on issues that may arise, questions that need to be asked or ideas that you may have on improving something that comes up in our day to day Defence Lives.

DCO - Tindal and Katherine

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: Tindal Community Centre, Easton Parade, Tindal NT 0853


Email: DCO.tindal [at] and DCO.darwin [at]

Phone: (08) 8973 6186 and (08) 8935 7900


Defence Family Helpline
1800 624 608