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Hi and welcome my name is Marina Talbot and I am your local Defence Special Needs Coordinator for the Mornington region.  Our area covers families living in the HMAS CERBERUS and surrounding Mornington Peninsula areas, Frankston and the south-east region of metropolitan Melbourne.

Frankston is 40 kilometres south of Melbourne via the Nepean Highway.  It is located on the southern most edge of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area and is referred to as the “Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula”.  A further 30 minutes down the road and you will find HMAS CERBERUS, the Navy’s premier training establishment.

Families with special needs posting into this area need to be aware that where they are housed may affect the type of services and support they require with certain locations being in the Mornington Peninsula Shire region and other  locations in the Frankston region.  For specific special needs information in relation to where you are considering being housed, contact the National Coordinator on 1800 037 674.

For more information about the Mornington 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.

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 0417636541 or please give the National Office a call on 1800 037 674 or please email me to find out what is happening in the area and to go on to the mailing list.


Useful Frankston/Mornington Links

Latest News from DSNSG Mornington

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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