Useful links

We've scoured the internet looking for the best resources to help support your transition into Perth. 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 the west

ADF member and families in Perth are invited to join us for an evening of family fun at our welcome event at Scitech on Saturday 23 February 2019. As well as the entertaining science exhibits, interactive shows and the Horizon planetarium, there'll be information stalls from a range of community groups and organisations, where you can find out about support, assistance and activities available. Bring along your partner, parents or kids for a fun evening at Scitech. Food and cool drinks will be provided.

Entry to Scitech is by wristband only, so bookings are essential. To reserve your spot, contact the DCO WA office on 08 9591 9596 or dco.wa [at], let us know some details and arrange collection/delivery of your wristbands.

  • Where: Scitech, City West, Sutherland Street, West Perth
  • When: Saturday, 23 February 2019, 5.30pm-8.30pm

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

Community pages


News and events

Public transport

  • Transperth buses

  • Perth’s rail system services most areas

  • Free CATS (central area transport service) buses shuttle frequently along popular routes around the CBD

  • Ferries

  • Transwa operate train and coach services for regional areas

  • International flights arrive directly into Perth Airport from many global transit hubs.

Sport and recreation

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 Western Australia.