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Hi and welcome to the  Palmerston area. My name is Kate Batty and I am your local Defence Special Needs Coordinator for both the Darwin and Palmerston areas.

Palmerston is located about 25kms away from Darwin and of course, Darwin is the main gateway to explore some of the best natural and cultural attractions the Northern Territory has to offer.  The major Defence establishment in the Palmerston area is Robertson Barracks, the home of the 1st Brigade.

Other major Defence establishments in the Darwin Area are Larrakeyah Barracks, RAAF Base Darwin, Darwin Naval Base and HMAS Coonawarra.

Our group holds regular coffee mornings and family events and 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 Palmerston 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.

Please email me to find out what else we are doing and to go on our mailing list.

Useful Links

Latest News from DSNSG Palmerston

Darwin Christmas Event 2017

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

DSNSG Inc Darwin 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

Darwin Newsletter April 2017

Please click the link to view the April edition of the Darwin newsletter

Darwin Newsletter April 2017

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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