DHA - Perth
Location: Unit 43, Level 1 Fremantle Malls, 27-35 William Street, Fremantle WA 6160
Phone: 139 342
DFA - Western Australia 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: Victoria Dixon
Email: wa [at] dfa.org.au
Hello, I'm Victoria Dixon and I am the National Delegate for Western Australia and the Pilbara. I grew up in a RAAF family, and have been a Defence spouse for over 20 years. In that time, my husband and I have moved with our 4 children more than 16 times, including 3 postings overseas. I understand Defence family life, it's my life too!
I hope that under the DFA umbrella, I can make a difference for current and future families who are connected with Defence. If you see a need for change in policy that might improve the lives of Families in Defence, please contact me and I will listen.
DCO - WA
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 emergency, education 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.
Representatives from DCO WA travel to Karratha during Induction Week in February each year. ADF members and their families can access social work and military support via the DCO-WA Defence Social Worker (DSW) and Military Support Officer (MSO). Alternatively, DCO WA can support members and their families remotely via video and telephone conferencing.
Location: 23 Chalgrove Avenue, Rockingham WA 6168
Email: DCO.WA [at] defence.gov.au
Phone: (08) 9591 9596