Key contacts in region

DHA - Cairns

Location: Unit 1/26 Florence Street Cairns, Qld 4870

Phone: 139 342

DFA - Northern Queensland 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:  nth.qld [at]

DCO - Cairns

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: 4/97 Spence Street, Cairns, QLD 4870


Email: DCO.Cairns [at]

Phone: (07) 4053 9300


Defence Family Helpline
1800 624 608


North Queensland DRHM

Contact: Jenny Shard

Email: drhm.nq [at]

Phone: (07) 3332 6975 or 0402 824 035