New South Wales

Hi and welcome to DSNSG New South Wales.If you are posted into this lovely State or are already living here, we would love to hear from you. We have lots of events, workshops, family days, outings and more happening right across New South Wales.The Defence Special Needs Support Group currently has groups in the following areas
  • Newcastle / Williamtown

Coordinator: Tahlia Macpherson

Medowie: The closest housing community to RAAF Base Williamtown. A quiet location with a local shopping centre, medical centre, schools and indoor sports centre.
Newcastle: Australia’s largest regional city offers a diverse range of entertainment and lifestyle options. Newcastle is known for its famous swimming and surfing beaches, modern cafes and fine dining restaurants, theatres, galleries, concert venues, sporting stadiums, boutiques, huge shopping complexes, private and public hospitals and universities.
Raymond Terrace: The major appeal of Raymond Terrace is its close proximity to Williamtown as well as the wide range of services and activities on offer. Two moderately-sized shopping centres, an active main street with local shops and cafes, sporting centres and gymnasium, schools, medical centres and child care centres are all features of this area. Raymond Terrace is situated beside the Hunter and Williams Rivers which provide a range of water-based activities from fishing to skiing.

Email: williamtown@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: 0428 387 452

  • Richmond

Coordinator: Currently vacant

Richmond, one of the original five Macquarie Towns, is now a substantial outer western suburb of Sydney. Located on slightly raised land beside the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, it is an interesting combination of modern outer suburbia with a significant number of important historic buildings dating from the 1810s and 1820s. It is located on the rich floodplains of the Hawkesbury and consequently, in 1891, became the site of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College. Today the appeal of the town lies largely in the exploration of its numerous historic buildings.
Location
Richmond, the second largest of the Macquarie Towns, is located 19 metres above sea level, 63 km north-west from Sydney and 7 km west of Windsor.

Email: richmond@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: 1800 037 674

 

  • Sydney North
  • Sydney South
  • Liverpool

Coordinator: Currently Vacant

Sydney is Australia's largest and oldest city and provides many options for living and recreation. Sydney is among the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world, with millions of tourists coming each year to see the city's landmarks. Its natural features include Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, and the Royal Botanic Garden. Man-made attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are great places to check out for locals and visitors alike.
Suburbs of Sydney and surrounding regions
If you are being posted to Sydney, your posting location will determine the housing solutions that will be offered. There are three main areas of Sydney where Defence members tend to live:
Liverpool/Wattle Grove
South west Sydney includes the areas of Parramatta, Bankstown, Liverpool and Fairfield.
Penrith/Blue Mountains
Located at the foot of the picturesque Blue Mountains, Penrith is about 73 kilometres by road from Sydney CBD. Richmond is located 20 kilometres to the north of Penrith.
Areas close to the CBD
Sydney CBD extends about 3 kilometres south from Sydney Cove. It is bordered by Farm Cove within the Royal Botanic Garden to the east and Darling Harbour to the west. Suburbs surrounding the CBD include Woolloomooloo and Potts Point to the east, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst to the south, Pyrmont and Ultimo to the west, and Millers Point and The Rocks to the north.

Email: Sydney.north@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: 1800 037 674

 

  • Tamworth / Singleton

Coordinator: Currently vacant

Singleton: The Singleton posting location includes the township of Singleton. This semi-rural township that has grown due to mining, wine-related industries and the Defence presence.

Email: tamworth@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: 1800 037 674

 

  • Wagga Wagga

Coordinator: Currently Vacant

Located in southern New South Wales, Wagga Wagga is a vibrant regional city nestled on the banks of the magnificent Murrumbidgee River. With an urban population of more than 64,000 people, it is the largest inland city in New South Wales. As the capital of the Riverina region, Wagga offers an exciting and yet relaxed lifestyle for residents and visitors.
Suburbs of Wagga
The rental market can be difficult to enter during the peak posting season as Wagga is not only home to Defence but also Charles Sturt University. Wagga has 21 suburbs which all offer something different depending on what type of lifestyle you are looking for. There is significant growth occurring in the outer suburbs of Wagga. Popular suburbs are Tatton, Bourkelands, Forest Hill, Estella and Lloyd. Kapooka is also popular for families posted to Blamey Barracks as it located directly outside the front gate of the base. Travel time from any of the suburbs to another is no greater than 20 minutes by car.

Email: waggawagga@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: 1800 037 674

  • Nowra

Coordinator: Currently Vacant

Situated on the beautiful Shoalhaven River, Nowra is a major town on the New South Wales south coast and is close to the many popular natural and cultural features of the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands districts. Nowra’s bustling commercial centre provides a nice contrast to the pleasant laid back lifestyle enjoyed by locals. As the region's commercial and administrative centre, Nowra hosts a major rural business district and a diverse population in its suburbs and many satellite villages.
Suburbs of Nowra
The regional centre of Nowra is located approximately 165 km south of Sydney and 215 km north east of Canberra. It is part of Shoalhaven City on the South Coast.

Email: Nowra@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: 1800 037 674

  • Albury/Wodonga

Coordinator: Kylie Bonnor

Albury/Wodong often referred to as one place, they are in fact two separate cities divided by the Murray River on the NSW-Victorian border. Located only seven kilometres apart, the cities have a close relationship. The twin cities offer a country atmosphere combined with a cosmopolitan feel. Rich in history and natural beauty, the welcoming community, diverse culture, fine dining and contemporary attractions offer something for everyone. Looking for information on Wodonga?

Suburbs of Albury
Albury is located in NSW, about 500 kilometres south west of Sydney. Despite having their own city councils, Albury and Wodonga share many social and educational services, infrastructure and business opportunities.

Email: Albury.wodonga@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: 0402 835 249

 

If you do not live in any of these areas support, assistance and information can still be accessed by contacting the National Office on 1800 037 674 or via email

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