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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608



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

Community groups & centres


Puckapunyal and District Neighbourhood Centre Inc

The centre connects Defence families with one another and the wider community through numerous programs and activities. This includes a range of children's programs such as dance, Tumble Tots and Story Time. The centre has a fitness program including Zumba, tennis and bootcamp. There's also a coffee club, craft group, mums and bubs, school holiday activities and several social events throughout the year.
More information: (03) 5735 7719 or email

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 Puckapunyal

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

For personalised advice about your local area, call the all-hours Defence Family Helpline on1800 624 608.

Getting started

The following resources and websites can give you a good grounding in local information and services available.

  • Puckaonline - An online resource to orient Defence families to the Puckapunyal and Seymour region
  • Mitchell Shire Council - Services, regulations and community information for Mitchell Shire, to which Puckpaunyal belongs
  • Seymour Visitor Information Service - Old Courthouse, Emily Street, Seymour

Defence postings in the Puckapunyal area

Contact your Unit Welfare Officer for more information.

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 03 5735 7731
 Vivi Street, Puckapunyal VIC 3662

Defence Family Helpline | 1800 624 608