Key contacts in region

Key contacts in region

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: Ashley Smith

Email: wa [at]

For more details on Ashley please visit her profile.



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.

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]

Phone: (08) 9591 9596


Defence Family Helpline
1800 624 608