WA Branch


The WA Branch office is located in Karrakatta Community House, located to the right after entering the main entrance to Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta. Persons wishing to visit the office need to report to the Security Gate and be given a visitors pass. Visitors are encouraged to phone first or by email (wabranch@dfwa.org.au) to confirm attendance and/or make an appointment.

Contact Us


Defence Force Welfare Association (WA Branch) Inc 

Karrakatta Community House
Irwin Barracks


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Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (except Public Holidays)
1000 to 1400 hours

Telephone and Fax:  08 9383 4055         (Answering machine after hours)
Email:  wabranch@dfwa.org.au


Office Bearers

PatronHer Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC
Vice Patrons – Maritime Commander Western Region, Army Commander Western Region, Air Commander RAAF Base Pearce
President Richard Usher
Vice President Max Ball
Secretary – Allan Austin
Treasurer Lou Halvorson

Committee Meetings

Held at Karrakatta office on first Wednesday every second month (February, April June, August, October and December). All members are welcome to attend, in particular country and interstate visitors to Perth area.

Annual General Meeting

Held on the first Wednesday in September (normally at RAAFA at Bull Creek)