The Shoalhaven Defence Families Association is a not for profit organisation which aims to bring fun, friendship and connection to new and existing defence families in the Shoalhaven and surrounding areas. We also offer our services to the wider civilian community. Our objectives are to reduce isolation, develop a sense of community, build confidence, self esteem and well being and provide training and learning opportunities to members.
The association is managed by a Coordinator in conjunction with a volunteer Committee as well as members and run activities such as Playgroup, craft groups, Courses and Training. These activities and more are run at the Association’s community centre Kookaburra Retreat (Kooka), which is located on Canberra Drive (off Albatross Road) just outside of HMAS Albatross.
The SDFA employ the South Coast Nannies agency to operate our Kooka Kids Club Creche on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at a very low cost to members.
Regular fundraising events are held to offer subsidised rates to members.
New faces are welcome, so why not come along and see the wonderful range of activities provided, or call to find out more information.