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Australian Capital Territory

Canberra From Black Mountain Tower, Australia PHOTO: Noodle Snacks

Canberra From Black Mountain Tower, Australia

Welcome to the ACT,  The Local area Coordinators for the North of Canberra is Carol Johnstone. We also have a Coordinator that looks after the South area of Canberra, Margaret Maher.

Canberra is home to many Defence establishments including the Defence offices located at Russell and Campbell Park. Other major Defence locations are the Australian Defence College at Weston Creek, the Royal Military College Duntroon, the Australian Defence Force Academy, HMAS Harman, Defence Establishment Fairbairn and in NSW, Headquarters Joint Operations Command at Bungendore.

Our group covers families living across the Canberra region and families living in the surrounding areas of NSW.  Families with special needs moving into this area need to be aware that they can be housed in either NSW or the ACT and this may affect the type of services and support they require.  It is recommended that you put in place a Posting Plan with the DSNSG National Coordinator or contact the National Office on 1800 037 674  if you are considering a posting to this location.

DSNSG ACT holds regular coffee mornings, theatre events, social activities and family days. By linking in to us, you have access to the wider support, information and assistance that is available throughout our network.

For more information about the ACT region, have a look at the handy Your Community section on the Defence Community Organisation website.  If you are interested in attending upcoming Defence Community Organisation events in your area, please visit the Events page.  You can also find comprehensive resources available for download from the Resources page.

Canberra North – Carol Johnstone email
Canberra South – Margaret Maher  email

Latest News from DSNSG Australian Capital Territory

DSNSG Inc National E-Newsletter – July 2017

Please click the link below to view the latest edition of the DSNSG National E-Newsletter

DSNSG July 2017 National E-Newsletter

Get Your Lottery Tickets Today!!! Defence Special Needs Support Group – People’s Choice Credit Union Community Lottery 2017

People's Choice Credity Union Community Lottery 2017

 

Even though the early bird prize has been drawn. Don’t forget you can still purchase your People’s Choice Credit Union Community Lottery Tickets and go into the major draw to win some amazing prizes. Buy your tickets before midnight 31st August and you will go into the major draw to win one of 130 prizes on offer valued at over $360,000. All proceeds go directly to DSNSG and the programs that we offer our wonderful families. Follow the link below to purchase your tickets today!!!

Defence Special Needs Support Group – People’s Choice Credit Union Community Lottery 2017

Canberra Sue Larkey Workshop

Please click the link below to view the flyer for the Canberra Sue Larkey Workshop

Canberra Sue Larkey Workshop June 2017

Canberra North Newsletter

Please click the link to view the latest edition of the Canberra North Newsletter

Canberra North Newsletter

National E-Newsletter March-May 2017

Please click the link to view the latest edition of the National Newsletter

National E-Newsletter March-May 2017

The Role of Royal Australian Air Force Chaplains

Please click the link to view video of ‘The Role of Royal Australian Air Force Chaplains’

The Role of Royal Australian Air Force Chaplains

Canberra Positive Partnerships Free Workshop May 2017

Please click the link to view the flyer for the Positive Partnerships free workshop

 

Canberra Positive Partnerships Workshop

DSNSG Participates – 2017 People’s Choice Credit Union Community Lottery

DSNSG LogoDefence Special Needs Support Group Inc are very pleased to announce that our organisation has been chosen to take part in the 2017 People’s Choice Credit Union Community Lottery.

Prizes, prizes, prizes galore! Buy your $2 tickets today and you’ll go into a prize draw worth over $360,000! Cars, shopping sprees, travel vouchers, household appliance packages and so much more are on offer. Plus if you buy tickets before 31 March 2017 you can be in the running to win the Early Bird prize – a Toyota Yaris worth $20,337. Tickets are $2 each and participating organisations retain 100% of all proceeds which they generate through the sale of online tickets. All money raised will go directly to helping DSNSG in the programs that we offer our families. If you are interested in participating please follow the link below to purchase tickets and your chance to win some amazing prizes.

 

For your chance to win fabulous prizes click here

DCO Welcome to Canberra 2017 Event

Please click the link to view the Welcome to Canberra event information. Come and see your local coordinator’s at the DSNSG stand.

Welcome to Canberra 2017

National E-Newsletter November 2015

National E-Newlsetter November 2015

Welcome to our end of year Newsletter.

  • National Coordinator Message – Kim Collins
  • National Assistant Coordinator Message – Terry Fisk
  • Membership & Communications Officer Message – Sandra Soulsby
  • Updated Local Coordinators List
  • DCO – Families with Special Needs on the Move
  • Important Links for Families
  • Information on Chaplaincy
  • Information from our Supporting Partners

 

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