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Townsville Defence Community Forum


The Townsville Defence Community Forum (TDCF) was started in March 2016 to engage with local stakeholders whom have a vested interest in supporting the Townsville Defence community. Since inception, the forum has included ex-serving and External Support Organisations (ESO) and Defence representatives from across the Townsville Military Area.

The forum meets once a quarter, providing an opportunity for Defence and local community updates, particularly focussing on any identified needs that require action to maximise support to serving and ex-serving members and their families.

The principles of the TDCF are to:

  • Enable Defence personnel to realise their potential
  • Facilitate open and honest discussion between ESO and Defence
  • Employ TDCF members' capabilities and strengths in a manner consistant with TDCF members' own preference
  • Encourage TDCF members to provide soldier support through 3rd Brigade's Geckos Family Centre, Soldier Recovery Centre and Vasey Resilience Centre to Defence members and their families to facilitate rehabilitation and resilience

The Defence Community in Townsville is strong. It is important that the capabilities and resources that ESO provide are known to both serving and ex-serving members to ensure that the best support is utilised.

If you would like to be included in future invites to the TDCF, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..