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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608

HMAS Cerberus


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

Community groups & centres


Cerberus Cottage Family and Friends

Cerberus Cottage offers a number of activities including playgroup, coffee group, craft activities and fitness activities. The Cottage also has computer access and provides referral to all services at DCO. The Cottage Crier can be obtained from Cerberus Cottage or by contacting the Cottage.

The Cottage also runs the Temporary Accommodation - Cook Road Lodge at HMAS Cerberus, which is available to any serving member (full -time or reservist) and their families and friends. The two bedroom cottage is fully self contained (including bedding). 
Where: 16 Cook Road, HMAS Cerberus
More information: send an email to or call 03 5983 0274. You can also visit the Cerberus Cottage Facebook page

Defence Special Needs Support Group

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 Cerberus

Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling

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.

Regional info

Getting started

HMAS Cerberus/ Mornington Peninsula and surrounds:

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 03 9282 3028
 1st Floor, 661 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3001

 03 5931 6095
 Building 116 HMAS CERBERUS VIC 3920

by appointment only
 03 9282 3028
 Building 178 Stevens Street, Simpson Barracks, Macleod VIC 3085 

by appointment only
 03 9282 3028
 Building L425, Charlesworth Parade, RAAF Williams Laverton VIC 3028
Next to Defence Bank

Defence Family Helpline | 1800 624 608