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Defence Community Organisation

For ADF members and their families

1800 624 608

Wagga Wagga


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

Mailing List

To receive updates from the team at DCO Wagga Wagga about upcoming programs, events and our quarterly newsletter please register by emailing to request the mailing list registration form.

Community groups & centres

Wagga Wagga

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation

The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation supports kids living in families affected by mental illness. The program provides recreational educational camps and other activities, giving kids a break, in a fun, positive and safe environment. Kids have the opportunity to meet other kids in similar families and develop new friendships.

Kookaburra Kids Head Office
PO BOX 681 Gymea 2227
(02) 9525 7474


The RANCH (RAAF, Army, Navy Community House)

The RANCH is a Tri-service community group that aims to provide a friendly environment for Defence partners and families to socialise and make new friends while posted to Wagga Wagga. Community Activities such as: boot camps, 1st aid, cooking, paint ball, discos, ladies nights, family BBQ's and lots more! Come along and join us for a cuppa, we would love to meet you.

  • Morning Tea every Tuesday
  • Playtime every Thursday morning with an organised craft. The playgroup has an inside and outside play area plus a toy library service. All Welcome.

Where: RAAF Base Community House, behind the gym
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am-12 noon
More information:
Download: RANCH membership form

Australian Military Wives Choir

The Australian Military Wives Choir, Wagga Wagga is a choir for women who support Military personnel in the Wagga Wagga region. As a no audition, no experience necessary group, they welcome new members. Despite their name bearing the word wives, they welcome any woman who has close links to serving ADF members. Perhaps you're a female ADF member or a close family member - a partner, wife, sister or mother.

Download: AMW Choir flyer

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 Wagga Wagga

Kapooka Neighbourhood House

The Kapooka neighbourhood House is all about giving you the opportunity to meet, mingle, socialise, gain friends, share skills, participate in activities and events.

We provide the opportunity and venue for you and your family to get involved in a range of exciting activities such as, but not limited to: book club, study groups, playgroups, social dinners (child free), special guest speakers and seminars, health and fitness groups, holiday activities and youth club.

Come along to the Kapooka Neighbourhood House and join in the fun.

How to reach us
Kapooka Community Centre
Sturt Ave, Kapooka NSW 2661 | (02) 6971 2015 |
Download: Kapooka Neighbourhood House Membership Form

Australian Air Force Cadets – 332 ‘City of Wagga Wagga’ Squadron

AAFC provides an opportunity for young people aged between 13 and 18 to meet new friends, build confidence and leadership skills, while experiencing a variety of activities both in the air and on the ground.

Where: RAAF Base Wagga via Don Kendall Drive gate
When: Tuesdays 6-9.30pm (during school terms)
More information: send an email or visit

Australian Army Cadets – 219 Army Cadet Unit Wagga Wagga

The Australian Army Cadet provided teenagers with opportunity to develop skills including leadership, initiative, teamwork and problem solving in a safe, challenging and fun environment.
Where: 1/19 RNSWR Reserve Depot, Dobbs Street, Wagga Wagga
When: Thursday 6-9pm (during school term)
More Information: or Facebook 219ACU – Wagga Wagga

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

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

  • Wagga Wagga Australia - Area information, maps and things to do and see in Wagga. Includes a helpful ‘Moving to Wagga’ section
  • Wagga Wagga City Council - Events, guides, and information on community, services and attractions in Wagga

Defence postings in the Wagga Wagga area

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Wagga Wagga
02 6931 0011
76 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2651

Defence Family Helpline | 1800 624 608