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Contribute to a 26 year legacy while gaining valuable experience working with a Not-For-Profit. Meet new people and be a part of our enthusiastic committee.


We’re focused on supporting the NT Defence community with engaging events while promoting useful information, entertainment and support through our publication. We welcome all members of the NT Defence community to join us. Whether you’re a serving member, spouse, family member or veteran, your lived experiences are valuable and appreciated. You can learn to conduct interviews, plan events, hone your photography skills, or develop journalistic writing skills.


Free training, certificates and course opportunities are just some of the benefits our members receive. Volunteering also looks great on your resume if you are between employment or having a career break. You get to help the community, build a professional network and develop real transferrable skills.


Community Coordinator

Char Carter

As a qualified life coach, military spouse and successful businesswoman, Char has brought enthusiasm and a 'can-do' attitude to The Top Ender. Her warm personality and great organisation skills make for an amazing Community Coordinator.

Chairperson & Editor

Deb Herring

As an Army Veteran who manages her own career coaching and wellbeing business, Deb is focused on managing projects for the Defence/Veteran community, while also balancing motherhood. She also has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and is an Army Reservist for Smart Soldier Magazine.

Vice Chairperson & Graphic Designer

Emma Thom

Emma is an experienced Marketer, with skills in graphic design, media and public relations. Her passion for journalism and creativity brought her to The Top Ender. She also freelances as a marketing consultant, giving her the flexibility to work around Defence life and her 6 year old daughter.


Madison Collier

Since joining the Top Ender, Madi has made her mark by helping us update our procedural documents as well as contributing regularly with articles. Her dedication to the development of The Top Ender has ensured our continued success.


Hannah Davey

Hannah has a strong background in event coordination and administration with a passion for all things finance. Hannah was previously our Community Coordinator and enjoys quality time with her two young children.

Public Officer

Paul Carter

Paul is a new edition to our ranks, bringing with him plenty of experience from his role in Defence. As a serving member, Paul's skills and unique viewpoint make him a valued addition to The Top Ender.


There is no minimum or maximum time obligations, we only ask that you join us for our monthly meetings wherever possible.
Zoom access available

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