Defence Community Organisation SA (DCO)

Organisation Address
Building 60, Keswick Barracks Anzac Highway Keswick, SA 5035
Organisation Phone
08 8305 6231
1800 624 608 Defence Family Helpline
1300 333 362 Keswick Barracks
Organisation Fax
08 8305 6122
Parent Body:
Australian Government Department of Defence
24-7 Support
Members of the Australian Defence Force (Air Force, Army, Navy) and their families
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets
Branch address:
  • Defence Community Organisation Headquarters : Po Box 7921 Canberra BC ACT 2610

On behalf of Navy, Army and Air Force, Defence Community Organisation offers a broad range of programs and services to help Defence families manage the military way of life.

  • 24 hour support - Defence Family Helpline staffed by qualified human service professionals including social workers and psychologists
  • Social work services - DCO social workers can help Defence families address personal, relationship or Service related issues. They provide assessment, short-term counselling services or referral to support and resources in the local community
  • Education - Regional Education Liaison Officer gives education support to Defence families as they move around the country, providing information, advice, referral and specialised assistance
  • Advice, assistance and practical support to members and their families in relation to military matters provided by Military Support Officers Advice and information about the local community and assistance to find resources or services that best suits the needs of Defence families is provided by the Family Liaison Officer Partner Employment Assistance Program (PEAP) - provides funding towards initiatives to assist ADF partners with the immediate difficulties of finding employment when the member is relocated on posting.
  • Family Support Funding Program - provides grant funding to community organisations who can deliver support and services of value to Defence families and the community they live in
Last updated: 31/10/2018
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