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Arts Centre Spire, Melbourne

Arts Centre Spire, Melbourne

Victoria is an ideal place for all sorts of activities.  We have wonderful mountains, great beaches and diverse natural environments.  For those living in  the Melbourne area, including Geelong and Frankston, whether your interest is in motor sports, food, fashion, shopping, comedy theatre or the arts you are sure to find a festival or event just right for you.

Victorian Information

Depending on where you live, in Victoria we have support groups in the following areas:

    • Melbourne West  covering RAAF Base Williams (Laverton and Point Cook), Williamstown, Victoria Barracks and Geelong/Queenscliff areas.
    • Melbourne North covering Simpson Barracks, Maygar Barracks and families living in areas such as Greensborough, Epping and South Morang.  This group also assists families living in the Bulleen, Burwood, Blackburn areas.
    • Frankston / Mornington
    • Albury/Wodonga
    • Puckapunyal
    • Sale

If you don’t live in any of these areas, please contact the National Coordinator on 1800 037 674 for information on local services and supports.

Latest News from DSNSG Victoria

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


National E-Newsletter May 2015 (1)

Sue Larkey Workshop Melbourne

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 Thursday 19th March 2015 at Ballara Receptions, 1435 Main Rd, Eltham 0930 – 1500.

For further information.

To book and secure your place, email FYI Coordinator at by 3rd March.

DCO Welcome Day Mornington

21 January 2015- HMAS Cerberus Welcome Day
The CO, DCO and CCCH invite Defence Families to Welcome Day 2015
When: Wednesday 21 January 2015, 1330
Where: HMAS CERBERUS Both Watches Café
RSVP: 03 5931 6095
More information: Download the flyer at


DCO Welcome Day Sale

17 February 2015 – Welcome to East Sale expo
Defence Community Organisation, along with East Sale Family Group inc., are hosting an informative Morning Tea to welcome Defence members and families to the Sale region.
When: Tuesday 17 February 2014, 10.30am
Where: RAAF East Sale Community Centre, Wapiti Ave (next to the base Post office & café)
RSVP: 03 514 66030 (please leave a contact phone no.)
More information: Download the flyer at


DCO Welcome Day Melbourne

22 February 2015 – Welcome to Melbourne expo
Defence Community Organisation is hosting an information expo to welcome Defence families to Melbourne.
When: Sunday 22 February from 10.15 am to 12.30 pm
Where: Strike Bowling Melbourne Central
RSVP: by Monday 16 February to DCO Melbourne or call 03 9282 3028
More information: Download the Welcome to Melbourne flyer at


Melbourne Xmas Party

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

Mornington Xmas Party

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

New Coordinators

The National Committee would like to welcome and formally introduce our new coordinators.

Leah Scott Sale
Contact Details:

Laurie Coleman Williamtown
Contact Details:

Victorian Government Carer Card Program

Victorian Carer Card ProgramThe Victorian Government has launched the new Carer Card Program, providing benefits to carers such as:

The Carer Card is a credit-card sized plastic card that will provide the holder with:

  • Discounts on a range of government and community venues, activities, goods and services
  • Discounts at over 700 participating private businesses
  • Free travel on public transport on Sundays and travel vouchers for two free return off-peak trips within Victoria

If you are receiving the carer allowance for a family member, you may be eligible.

To find out  more and to apply online click here

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