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Community groups & centres
The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation supports kids living in families affected by mental illness. The program provides recreational educational camps and other activities, giving kids a break, in a fun, positive and safe environment. Kids have the opportunity t meet other kids in similar families and develop new friendships.
Kookaburra Kids Head Office
PO BOX 681 Gymea 2227
(02) 9525 7474
The RANCH is a Tri-service community group that aims to provide a friendly environment for Defence partners and families to socialise and make new friends while posted to Wagga Wagga. Community Activities such as: boot camps, 1st aid, cooking, paint ball, discos, ladies nights, family BBQ's and lots more! Come along and join us for a cuppa, we would love to meet you.
The Australian Military Wives Choir, Wagga Wagga is a choir for women who support Military personnel in the Wagga Wagga region. As a no audition, no experience necessary group, they welcome new members. Despite their name bearing the word wives, they welcome any woman who has close links to serving ADF members. Perhaps you're a female ADF member or a close family member - a partner, wife, sister or mother.
Download: AMW Choir flyer
The Defence Special Needs Support Group is a non-profit benevolent volunteer organisation established to assist ADF families with a family member with special needs.
More info: DSNSG Wagga Wagga
The Kapooka neighbourhood House is all about giving you the opportunity to meet, mingle, socialise, gain friends, share skills, participate in activities and events.
We provide the opportunity and venue for you and your family to get involved in a range of exciting activities such as, but not limited to: book club, study groups, playgroups, social dinners (child free), special guest speakers and seminars, health and fitness groups, holiday activities and youth club.
Come along to the Kapooka Neighbourhood House and join in the fun.
AAFC provides an opportunity for young people aged between 13 and 18 to meet new friends, build confidence and leadership skills, while experiencing a variety of activities both in the air and on the ground.
The Australian Army Cadet provided teenagers with opportunity to develop skills including leadership, initiative, teamwork and problem solving in a safe, challenging and fun environment.
Where: 1/19 RNSWR Reserve Depto, Dobbs Street, Wagga Wagga
When: Thursday 6-9pm (during school term)
More Information: www.cadetnet.gov.au or Facebook 219ACU – Wagga Wagga
VVCS provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.
The following resources and websites can give you a good grounding in local information and services available.