Useful links

We've scoured the internet looking for the best resources to help support your transition into Adelaide. 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 South Australia

ADF members and families in Adelaide are invited to join us for an evening of family fun at our welcome event at the Adelaide Zoo on Friday 15 February 2019. There'll be information stalls from a range of community groups and organisations, where you can find out about support, assistance and activities available. Pack a picnic or BBQ , or you can purchase refreshments from the Zoo Café.

Bookings are essential and admission to the Zoo is by wristband only. You can get to the zoo by public transport. If you're driving remember to bring change for the parking meters, as free parking is only available after 6.00pm. Contact the DCO SA office on 08 8305 6231 or dco.southaustralia [at] defence.gov.au to reserve your place and arrange collection/delivery of your wristbands.

  • Where: Adelaide Zoo, Frome Rd, Adelaide
  • When: Friday, 15 February 2019, 5.30pm-8.00pm

To find out about events for ADF families in Adelaide, visit our Eventbrite page. You'll be able to RSVP, add events to your calender and share with friends.

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 South Australia.