Including Perth, Rockingham, Karrakatta and Bullsbrook.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know some details and arrange collection/delivery of your wristbands.
To find out about events for ADF families in Perth, visit our Eventbrite page. You'll be able to RSVP, add events to your calender and share with friends.
Aircraft noise - Visit the aircraft noise website for information about Defence's management of aircraft noise near Childcare facilities.
Community groups & centres
Marilla Community Centre is your Defence funded Community Centre.
South Coast Health and Community Services supports the physical and mental health needs of women and families in the Rockingham, Kwinana and surrounding areas. Defence funded groups include; The Tree of life for Children, Aussie Optimism and the Circle of Security Parenting.
Further information: Facebook - /SCWHS | email@example.com | 9550 0900
Free courses for families, parents and carers in the community. To book a place in a workshop please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
More info: DSNSG Rockingham
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 Australian Military Wives Choir, Perth is a choir for women who support Defence Force members. As a no audition, no experience necessary choir, they welcome new members at any time during the year. Despite the word wives in their name, they welcome any woman who has close links to serving ADF members such as girlfriends, partners, wives, mothers and sisters. They also welcome female ADF members.
When: First and Third and Fifth Thursday evenings each month from 7pm
More information: email@example.com for the rehearsal location. Alternatively, check out our Facebook page and website www.amwchoir.com.
Karrakatta Community House is located in two houses, side by side, at Irwin Barracks. One of the houses is dedicated to courses or seminars held over the year, such as craft activities or first aid courses. The other house serves as a babysitting venue for when courses are held, run by qualified carers, and equipped with toys, sleeping, and feeding facilities. It is also used as for a playgroup on Mondays.
Where: Stubbs Terrace, Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta
When: Open Monday 9.30 am–11.30 am for playgroup, Tuesday 9.30 am–12.30 pm and Friday 9.30–12.30 pm for courses
More information: 08 9385 0554 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The SASR Auxiliary was formed in 1965 by partners of soldiers serving in the Regiment to give support and promote friendship among SASR families. This volunteer, not-for-profit organisation, has become a vital component of the Regiment’s informal family support system.
The SASR Auxiliary offers regular opportunities for partners and families to meet through weekly playgroups, social and informative events such as education sessions, theme nights and parenting seminars. Babysitting is usually offered for all Auxiliary events. The Auxiliary provides workshops and personal development courses for health and wellbeing for its members and surrounding communities. It also assists charitable and other philanthropic causes. Members receive regular newsletters, which serve as an information source on support staff and broader Defence support activities and services.
The Sunny Child Care Centre – 50 Seaward Avenue, Swanbourne.
The Ellenbrook Toy Library is a non profit organisation that is run solely by volunteer members and is financed through membership fees, fund raising and grant applications. Catering for ages birth to 10yrs, they have a wide range of DVD's, games, jigsaws, dress ups and ride ons.
The library has been concentrating on increasing their range of games/tools that are suitable for children needing more help with their speech and language skills. There are also iPads available for families who live with Austism.
Where: Woodlake Community Centre, 2 Highpoint Blvd, Ellenbrook
Open: 9.30am to 11.00am every Saturday during school term
More info: www.ellenbrooktoylibrary.com.au or email@example.com
Flying Start Child Care Centre – RAAF Pearce Brownwell Avenue Bullsbrook
The Pilbara Regiment is located in one of the most remote locations in Australia and has a number of unique challenges for families posted to the region. The PRFG provides opportunities for Defence families in the areas of community engagement, personal growth and development and health and wellbeing. By providing these services the PRFG aims to support the wellbeing of our Defence families living in this remote region.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following resources and websites can give you a good grounding in local information and services available.
23 Chalgrove Avenue, Rockingham WA 6168
08 9591 9596