Useful links

We've scoured the Internet looking for the best resources to help support your transition into Brisbane. 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 Brisbane

All ADF families who will be in the Brisbane area are invited to join us for an evening of family fun at our welcome expo. We’ll have a range of community groups and organisations there to provide information about the support, assistance and activities available in the area. Relax with a free sausage sizzle to the music of the Army Rock Band, visit displays from local groups and military vehicles, or get involved in the fun free activities like face painting and carnival rides. Make sure you register by 21 February.

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.

Register now

Community pages

News and events

Public transport

Sport and recreation

Major sporting teams

Utility providers

DHA has engaged with utility providers to deliver ongoing savings and benefits to Defence members and their families. To view the current offers and savings in your area, visit your Online Services dashboard.

To save money on your bill check out the Energy-Saving Guide for Queensland.