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Relocation Information

There are a few things that you should know when being posted to Kapooka.

Kapooka Military Area

The Kapooka Military Area (KMA) is located approximately 10 - 15 minutes drive west of Wagga Wagga city, on the Olympic Highway. The KMA includes the Defence Village, Blamey Barracks and surrounding training area.

The Defence Village comprises of approximately 65 Married Quarters supported by a Community Centre, Pre-School and Primary School.

Blamey Barracks includes the Army Recruit Training Centre, Kapooka Medical Centre, Kapooka Dental Centre, Psychology Support Section Kapooka, Australian Army Band Kapooka, Military Police Section and Defence Support- Kapooka. The Kapooka Golf Club, Defcredit, Australian Defence Credit Union and Frontline are also located within Blamey Barracks.

Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga is the largest inland city in the State of New South Wales with a population of more that 60,000 people. It is the capital of the Riverina Region located approximately 5hrs south-west of Sydney, 5hrs north of Melbourne and 3hrs west of Canberra.

More information on Wagga Wagga can be found through the following links.

Wagga Wagga Tourism

Wagga Wagga Information

Wagga Wagga City Council

Defence Housing Authority

Personnel posted to Wagga Wagga are encouraged to contact DHA immediately following confirmation of their posting order. Married Quarter residence is available at the Kapooka Military Area and in other suburbs including Ashmont, Bourkelands, Estella, Glenfield, Gracelands, Kooringal, Lake Albert, Lloyd, Mt Austin,  Tolland and Central Wagga.

DHA
11-15 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga, 
Telephone: 02 6933 7200. 
For further information refer to the DHA website.

Defence Community Organisation (DCO)

DCO assist members and their families through the provision of comprehensive and responsive support services. DCO Wagga Wagga comprises of an Area Manager, Military Support Officer, Social Worker, Family Liaison Officer and Administration Officer.

DCO Wagga Wagga 
Level 1, Suite 104, 76 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga 
Telephone: 02 6931 0011. 
The Regional Education Liaison Officer may be contacted on 02 6265 8746.
For further information refer to the DCO website.

For families who are moving to Wagga we have compiled a list of all the employment agencies in the local area to assist you in finding employment.

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Last updated
21 December 2016
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