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Katherine / Tindal

Hi and welcome to Katherine/Tindal. My name is Colin Pickstone and I am your local Defence Special Needs Coordinator for the Katherine and Tindal areas

Katherine is the gateway to Western Australia, Darwin, the world renowned Kakadu National Park and the beautiful Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge).  It is the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory and is situated approximately 320 kms south-east of Darwin.

The major Defence establishment is RAAF Base Tindal located 15 minutes drive from Katherine.  The Army also has the Katherine Training Centre which is about 27kms from Katherine.

For more information about the Katherine/Tindal 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.

Families with special needs posting into Katherine/Tindal need to be aware that resourcing, services and support for their special needs may not be available at all in the area, or there are lengthy waiting lists and in some cases, the family will need to travel to Darwin on a regular basis.  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.
By linking into us, you have access to the wider support, information and assistance that is available throughout our network.

For more information about what we are doing in this area and when the next event or coffee and chat is please contact me on 0427220820 or please give the National Office a call on 1800 037 674 or email me

Useful Links

Latest News from DSNSG Katherine / Tindal

Tindal Newsletter November 2017

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

DSNSG Tindal Newsletter November 2017

Tindal Christmas Event 2017

Please click the link to view the flyer for the Tindal Christmas Event

DSNSG Inc Tindal Christmas Event 2017

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

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

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


National Newsletter May 2015

Dear DSNSG Members,
Welcome to DSNSG 21st Anniversary National E-Newsletter.
Inside this exciting edition, you will the find the following information.
  • Welcoming to 21st Anniversary E-Newsletter
  • Launching of 3 New Programs for 2015
  • Connecting Families
  • FYI
  • A word from Memberships
  • DSNSG Facebook Page
  • Important Links for families
  • National Committee and Local Coordinator Contact List
  • Supporting Partners.
Kind Regards,
Kim Collins
National Coordinator


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