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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 Tindal, visit our Eventbrite page . You'll be able to RSVP, add events to your calendar 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 & contacts


Network Tindal

The Network Tindal office is located in the Tindal Community Centre near DCO and is available for drop in during opening hours. Network Tindal can provide information on the Tindal and Katherine communities, and provides access to the internet and printer facilities. The group facilitates support to several clubs and groups who offer recreation, hobby and social activities for the members and families posted to RAAF Tindal.

Where: Easton Parade, RAAF Base Tindal
More information: the Network Tindal website |  | Facebook:

Network Tindal initiatives and programs

Tindal Community Times (TCT): A community-based newsletter keeping Tindal and Katherine Defence families informed about functions and facilities in the Katherine and Darwin areas.The Tindal Community Times comes out monthly and is available online or in hardcopy on-base from AAFCANS, Tindal Post Office, Defence Bank, Network Tindal Community Centre, DCO Tindal and in Katherine from the Council and the local members' office.

TCT welcomes contributions from the community. You can contribute articles, photos or newsletter items, via the editor by emailing

Monday - first of the month
Creative craft network
Community Room 3 & 4, Eastern Parade
$2 per person (tea & coffee supplied)
Email contact  

Monday - Third of the month
Book Club
7.00pm – 9.00 pm
Network Tindal Office, Eastern Parade
Email contact for more information

Monday – During School Terms - 9.00am – 11.00am
Tindal Playgroup - Offers a range of different activities, toys and excitement for children aged 0 – school age.
Community Room 3 & 4, Eastern Parade
$2 per session
Email contact: or on Facebook – Tindal Playgroup

Tuesday - During School Terms
Mini Muso - Dancing, signing, playing instruments and learning about music in a relaxed and fun environment, for children aged from 0 to school age.
9.30am & 10.15am
Community Room 3 & 4, Eastern Parade
$2 per session
Email contact: for more information  

Thursday - During School Terms
Tindal treehouse - an active hour of fun, games, songs and sport for children aged 1 – 4 years
10am to 11 am
Community Room 3 & 4, Eastern Parade
$2 per family per session
Email contact: for more information

Fridays - pay week
Tindal teens - Activities for 12 – 17 years, including XBOX 360, pool table, fuse ball, movies etc Supervised by adults with Working with Children Ochre cards.
7.00pm – 9.00 pm
Network Tindal Office, Eastern Parade
Email contact for more information

Friday – First of the month
Tindal Gamers
4.00pm to late
Community Room 3 & 4, Eastern Parade
Email contact: for more information

Saturday – 2nd of the month non pay week
Tabletop Gaming
12 noon to late
Community Room 3 & 4, Eastern Parade
Email contact: for more information

Tindal Preschool

Preschool develops skills your child will use every day for the rest of their lives. Environments are ever-changing and we need to adapt by stimulating creativity, teaching problem solving and reasoning skills, experimenting, exploring and inventing.

All children’s learning (social, physical and mental) is developed through carefully structured activities. Our aim is to ensure that the Preschool year maximises each child’s potential.
Preschool in the NT is a part-time sessional programme available to all 4 -5 year old children (must turn four by 30th June in year of entry). It is operated by the NT Dept of Education as the first stage of schooling using the NT Dept of Education Curriculum, equipped with educational curriculum linked resources and qualified teaching staff. It is designed to bridge the gap between home/childcare to full-time schooling. Preschool sessions work out to be around only $1.20 each day.
More information: 08 8971 7127 or

Australian Military Wives Choir

The Australian Military Wives Choir is looking for women in the Defence community to lead a group of women's voices. The AMWC has enjoyed rapid growth and significant community support since it began in 2012 and is eager to expand throughout Australia. The Choir recently received funding from DCO, and a significant proportion of the grant was to aid in setting up new groups in regions across the country, including Adelaide.
More information: Australian Military Wives Choir website 
Contact: send an email to the AMWC

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 Tindal/Katherine

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

Welcome to the Territory

Undoubtedly one of the best things about being a Territorian is the lifestyle. Whether you’re into sports, dining out, fishing, the arts or wildlife, the Northern Territory has something for you.

Defence families can check out the Life in Darwin and Life in Katherine videos on thisWelcome to the Territory website for a taste of what the top end has to offer.

Getting started

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

  • The Territory - An excellent at-a-glance resource to familiarise you with living, working and exploring in the Northern Territory.
  • Katherine Town Council - Council services, community events and recreation information.
  • NT: Share our story - Things to do and places to go in Katherine and surrounds.
  • Tourism Top End - Find a visitor guide and information on Katherine’s many attractions.
  • Visit Katherine - Information about all aspects of living in the Katherine and Tindal area, from attractions to weather, local businesses to upcoming events.

Defence postings in the Tindal and Katherine area

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 08 8973 6186
 Tindal Community Centre, Easton Parade, Tindal NT 0853

Defence Family Helpline | 1800 624 608