Defence Force Welfare Association ACT Chapter
GPO Box 2272
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Building D2, Bruche Harrison Road
Royal Military College of Australia
DUNTROON ACT 2600
Irregular Office Hours – contact branch to visit.
(02) 6152 9166
(Please leave a message)
New South Wales Branch
In 2020, the ACT Branch became a semi-autonomous Chapter of the NSW Branch.
Contact details for NSW Branch are available here.
Do you live in the ACT and Want to Help?
Consider joining the ACT Chapter of the NSW Branch!
Chapter President – Les Bienkiewicz
Chapter Treasurer – Paul Jones
ACT Defence Widows Group
Patron – Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley
Convenor, Defence Widows Group – Christine Lamb
(02) 6265 9776
Governance and Administration
ACT Chapter is a component of the Defence Force Welfare Association NSW Branch Inc – ABN 93 470 854 404
The ACT Chapter, as part of the NSW Branch is a Registered Tax Deductible Gift Recipient and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission registered charity.
Branch News and Updates
In May / June 2020 all 405 members were contacted by mail and given the opportunity to vote on the proposal for the Branch to unincorporate in the ACT and become the ACT Chapter of the NSW Branch. The results of the vote were that 184 members voted (representing 45% of the membership), of which…
Members have previously been alerted to the proposal of the ACT Branch Committee to un-incorporate the Branch. That’s the bad news. The good news is that this will have little or no impact on members of the Branch, or on DFWA activities in the ACT and surrounding region.
The ACT Branch Committee recently, but reluctantly, agreed to consider un-incorporating the ACT Branch due to falling membership and lack of Committee membership. This would involve the un-incorporation of the Branch as a registered Association in the ACT, and free the Branch from formal reporting and governance requirements.