Useful links

We've scoured the internet looking for the best resources to help support your transition into Melbourne. 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] or dco.communication [at] with your suggestions.

Welcome to Melbourne

ADF members and families are invited to join us for a morning of bouncing, climbing and flying to your hearts content at our welcome event. When you need a break from all the energetic fun, there will also be a range of community groups and organisations there so you can find out about the support and activities available in the local area. Be sure to register by 1 February 2019.

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


Local sporting and recreational activities by council

  • Banyule - Includes the suburbs of Bundoora, Greensborough, Viewbank, Macleod, Watsonia and Yallambie

  • Whittlesea -  Includes the suburbs Epping, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang and Doreen

  • Moonee Valley - Includes the suburbs of Ascot Vale, Keilor East, Niddrie and Moonee Ponds

  • Moreland -  Includes the suburbs of Glenroy, Brunswick and Pascoe Vale

Around RAAF Williams

  • Hobsons Bay - Altona, Newport, Seabrook, Williamstown and Spotswood

  • Wyndham  - Includes Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Sanctuary Lakes and Tarneit

  • Maribyrnong - Includes Yarraville, Seddon, Edgewater, Footscray

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.