Key contacts in region

DHA - Wodonga

Location: 83 Hume Street, Wodonga VIC 3690

Phone: 139 342


DFA - ACT and Southern NSW 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.

Contact: Emma Steil

Email: act.sthnsw [at]

About Emma
As a defence spouse for 14 years and a working mum to two primary school aged children, I know the challenges and rewards the military lifestyle brings with moves, deployments, MWDU and a lot of long distance Skype calls.  We all have our own unique experiences and stories to share being part of a defence family and I am very proud to be part of such a great community. As the recently appointed Delegate for ACT and Southern NSW, I look forward to meeting all types of Defence families in my region, working to support and advocate for them.  Please feel free to email me at any time.

DCO - Albury Wodonga

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: Building 109, Gaza Ridge Barracks, North Bandiana VIC 3694


Email: DCO.Bandiana [at]

Phone: (02) 6055 2061


Defence Family Helpline
1800 624 608