To find out about events for ADF families in Melbourne, visit our Eventbrite page. You'll be able to RSVP, add events to your calender and share with friends.
Community groups & centres
The Defence Special Needs Support Group is a non-profit benevolent volunteer organisation established to assist ADF families with a family member with special needs.
The Mactier Community Centre is located in Building 40.
The Mactier Community Centre runs groups and programs to enable us to meet the needs of our membership, with the aim of promoting community engagement and self-confidence. Currently, the Centre facilitates a number of group activities including playgroup, coffee and cake, book group, sewing lessons, craft and a walking group.
A quarterly newsletter, the Simpsons Voice, is available online and the Mactier Community Centre also administer and encourage use of our very active on line community.
The Coordinator is located in the office in front of the accommodation cell and is in the office 9.15am – 2pm Monday – Thursday
The Toy Library is located in the RAAF Defence Community House at 13 Sir Richard Williams Avenue. The Toy Library is open each Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Playgroup meets Friday mornings 0900 to 1200. Please bring a snack for morning tea. For more details join 'raafwilliamsplaygroup' on Facebook.
Open Arms provides counselling and support services to Australia's military community. If you have served one day of continuous full-time service in the ADF you can call them for support. They also support families, reservists and some peacekeepers. Call Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling on 1800 011 046 for free, confidential counselling and group programs to support mental health and wellbeing.
The following resources and websites can give you a good grounding in local information and services available.