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Hi and welcome to Queensland.

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 the State.
The Defence Special Needs Support Group currently has Coordinators in the following areas:

We currently do not have a Coordinator for the following areas but support, assistance and information can still be accessed by contacting the National Office on 1800 037 674 or via email

  • Gold Coast
  • Canungra
  • Cairns
  • Brisbane

Latest News from DSNSG Queensland

Amberely Newsletter Jan 2016

Amberley Newsletter Jan 2016

Inside this issue
Welcome …………………… 1
Aftercare: Grief and Loss and
Anger Management ……. 2/3
DCO Welcome Day ……… 4
Advisory Visiting Teachers …….5
Phil’s Happy Place Respite 6
Movies in the Park 2016…..7
Get on the JOB……..8
Wesley Mission Respite and Disability Support….9
Open Minds…..10
Australia Day BBQ in The Park…….11

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


July Newsletter

Amberley Newsletter July 2015

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


National E-Newsletter May 2015 (1)

Sue Larkey Workshop – Brisbane, Amberley, Gold Coast and Darling Downs

Are you caring for someone with ASD?


The Defence Special Needs Support Group through its For Your Information (FYI) Program is offering DSNSG families that opportunity to attend the following workshop at the reduced cost of only $50 per person.


Teaching Strategies and Behaviour Support by Sue Larkey on Friday 13th March at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, Cnr Kittyhawk and Way St Chermside Qld.

To book and secure your place, email FYI Coordinator at by 28 Feb 15.

Please note that you will need to pay prior to receiving your tickets and/or confirmation of registration.

For further information please call Margaret Maher,Assistant National Coordinator on 02 62558576.


DCO Welcome Day Tully

5 February 2015 – Tully Community Welcome Expo 2015
The Tully Community Welcome Expo is an opportunity for the Tully community as a whole to come together and welcome new members of the community, including Defence members and their families, to the town.
When: Thursday 5 February 2015, 3.00pm to 6pm
Where: Tully Multi Purpose Centre (Tully High School) Bruce Highway, Tully
More information: or 07 4753 6539

DCO Welcome Day Darling Downs

21 February 2015 – Welcome to Darling Downs
Defence Community Organisation is hosting a family day and expo to welcome Defence families
to the Darling Downs Region.
When: Saturday 21 February 2015 at 10 – 2pm
Where: Swartz Barracks Oakey
More information: Download the flyer at


DCO Welcome Day Townsville

31 January 2015 – Welcome to Townsville expo
Defence Community Organisation is hosting an information expo to welcome Defence families to Townsville.
When: Saturday 31 January 2015 from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Townsville RSL Stadium, Murray Sports Complex, in Annandale
More information: Download the Welcome to Townsville flyer at

Brisbane, Amberley, Gold Coast Xmas Party

imageDSNSG would like to thank APS Benefits for Supporting our Xmas Parties

Cairns Xmas Party

Dear Families,

Due to having no RSVP for your local Xmas party, this event has now been cancelled. We are terribley sorry for any inconvenience, but as there is no interest for this event we have had no choice but to cancel this event.
Just a reminder, we are still looking for someone to become a local Coordinator for your local area, if anyone is interested in becoming a coordinator and helping with organising with upcoming events for your local area, please don’t hesitate to give me a call to find our how you can become a coordinator.


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