Key contacts in region

DHA - Townsville

Location: 63-65 Bamford Lane, Kirwan QLD 4817

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


Email:  nth.qld [at]

DCO - Townsville

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: Nathan Business Centre, 340 Ross River Road, Aitkenvale QLD 4814


Email:  DCO.Townsville [at]

Phone: (07) 4753 6539


Defence Family Helpline
1800 624 608


North Queensland DRHM

Contact: Jenny Shard

Email: drhm.nq [at]

Phone: (07) 3332 6975 or 0402 824 035