The SA Branch has been re-established. Members who were previously administered by the ACT, NSW or Victorian branches and who agreed to change branches are now administered by the SA Branch. New members should apply for membership online or mail applications to the DFWA (SA Branch) at the addresses below.

Contact Us


Defence Force Welfare Assoc (SA Branch)

c/- Combined Ex Services Mess
Torrens Parade Ground
1 Victoria Drive
SA 5000.

Office Hours

Committee meetings are held every second Friday of the month at the Ex Services Mess, commencing at 2:30pm, otherwise the office is unattended. Contact the Branch by telephone or email:

Telephone: 0412574444

Office Bearers

Patron: His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Govenor of South Australia

President:  Lee Bowes

Immediate Past President: John Wilson 

Deputy President: Vacant

Secretary: David Lyas

Treasurer: Ian Smith   (0412 257 172)

Senior Vice President: Laurie Lewis AM

Vice President (Navy): LCDR RANR Alex Ward

Vice President (Army): Paul (Tich) Tyson

Vice President (Air Force): (acting) Lee Bowes

Honorary Auditor: John D Thornton FAICD FAIM FCPA

Convenor Women Veterans: TBA

Membership Officer: Peter Jackman

Apparel Administrator: Tony Harding    (0419 811 169)