Coordinators: Helen Taylor and Cherie Davis

Hi, my name is Helen Taylor and I am one of the Coordinators for the Far North Queensland Region encompassing Townsville and Cairns. I have been a coordinator in various locations since 2009 and married with four children, one of which has special needs. I have lived in Townsville since 2016 and love the tropical climate. It's fantastic location for the children as there is almost always sunny days and lots to do and see. My husband has now retired and we are delighted to call Townsville our home. My passion are the water, fitness and being an advocate for disability services and health. Did I mention coffee?? We run regular events and it would be great to see you there!!

Email Contact: townsville@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: Helen:  0404 066 384, Cherie:  0417 182 233


We currently have the lovely Townsville Coordinators looking after Cairns, please email them on cairns@dsnsg.org.au or you can call 1800 037 674


Coordinator: Vacant

Brisbane is a green city with an enviable subtropical climate and diverse population. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia and is known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals. Brisbane residents are generally young and skilled, highly educated and culturally diverse. From the natural pleasures of parklands to the urban appeal of art galleries, shopping and cinemas, Brisbane has it all.

Email Contact: brisbane@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: 1800 037 674


Coordinator: Kirsten Pini

Hi! I’m Kirsten Pini, the coordinator for Amberley.
I am a Mum to three additional needs children, and I also have my own medical conditions.
I’m hoping to help create lots of changes, to make life easier for all our amazing families!

Email Contact: amberley@dsnsg.org.au

Phone Contact: 0400 278 770

You need only venture 40 minutes from Brisbane to discover Queensland’s time-honoured heritage region. Ipswich is packed with surprising new adventures, where the open road leads to beautiful countryside and historic homes. Ipswich is very much a Defence-friendly, vibrant and supportive town. Ipswich residents enjoy the town's proximity to the Gold Coast - only a one hour drive from theme parks!
Suburbs of Ipswich.
Ipswich is a city located in south east Queensland. Brisbane is located to the east of Ipswich, and the agricultural areas of the Fassifern Valley and Lockyer are located to the west. The city of Ipswich is located on the national road network making is easy to reach a number of major destinations. From Ipswich, you can reach Brisbane in 40 minutes and the Gold Coast in one hour. Popular suburbs include Springfield Lakes, Augustine Heights, Flinders View, Brassall and Yamanto.

Darling Downs:

Coordinator: Staci Foot

Toowoomba is a picturesque mountain city located in south-east Queensland some 127 kilometres west of the state’s capital, Brisbane. Clinging to the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, Toowoomba affords breathtaking views of Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley region across the east. With a population of over 110,000 people, Toowoomba is the commercial and economic hub of the Darling Downs. For those who have recently moved to the Toowoomba region, the Toowoomba Council has compiled a new resident’s guide to help you settle in and get the most out of the vibrant city and country lifestyle. Click here to find out more.
Suburbs of Toowoomba
Toowoomba Region is made up of one city and many towns and localities. Each area has its own unique history and stunning landscapes. Click here to find out more about the suburbs of Toowoomba.

Email: darling.downs@dsnsg.org.au

Phone: 0455 901 395