Community Houses & Support

The Top Ender Magazine website is a community site to link all community houses and support programs current in the Northern Territory

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DCO - Defence Community Organisation

Darwin, NT 

Defence Community Organisation provides a range of support services to Australian Defence Force members and their families. To access these services or find out more information visit the DCO Darwin website.

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DCO - Defence Community Organisation

Tindal/Katherine, NT

Defence Community Organisation provides a range of support services to Australian Defence Force members and their families. To access these services or find out more information visit the DCO Tindal website.

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DFA - Defence Families Australia

Defence Delegate

Northern Territory Delegate for Defence Families of Australia who is the official body appointed by the government to represent the views of Defence Families. Get in touch with your local delegate, Jessica Hanison.

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Larrakeyah Neighbourhood House

Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin

We are always looking forward to welcoming people into our homely atmosphere to share stories amongst old and new friends and form friendships that enable us to support each other in navigating the challenges that we face . The children can enjoy our indoor and outdoor play areas with lots of play equipment and various activities while you enjoy a coffee and a chat in our airconditioned house.

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Robertson Barracks Family Group

Robertson Barracks, Holtze

The Robertson Barracks Family Group (RBFG) is a friendly and welcoming tri-service Community Centre offering a wide range of programs and activities for Defence families, spouses and serving members. Our Centre, which is located on Robertson Barracks, is spacious & fully air-conditioned to escape those hot days. We boast child friendly outdoor and indoor play areas with plenty of shade and play equipment to keep the kids busy as well as a real deal coffee machine to maintain the adults high spirits. This Group is for all Defence families and spouses who want to make the most of their time in the Top End!

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Network Tindal

RAAF Base Tindal, Katherine

Network Tindal is an incorporated association made up of elected community members who facilitate and manage community activity

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Veteran Support

Doing What’s Needed

Discover your veteran support options specific to the Northern Territory via the below link. 
Please contact The Top Ender if you would like to feature your Veteran Support organisation. 

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Chaplain Connections

Supporting you

This section is currently under construction. We will list Chaplain contact numbers and some information provided by the chaplains to support our defence community.

Open Arms

Open Arms

Supporting you

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) is Australia’s leading provider of high quality mental health assessment and clinical counselling services for Australian veterans and their families. They are focused on meeting client needs through a combination of proven clinical practices and new and emerging evidence-based approaches.