Office Hours
Monday 9am – 2.30pm
Tuesday 9am – 2.30pm
Thursday 9am – 2.30pm
Friday 9am – 2.30pm


We hope you will visit Kookaburra Retreat either regularly or for specific events/training for members only and ones open to the general public – we are a community centre after all!  You can get involved as much or as little as you like with the association, we find the-more-the-merrier.
Kooka Kids Club (Creche) is available Thursday and Friday to book in your child/ren to be cared for by qualified nannies (please note parent has to be on the premises or at HMAS Albatross gym). So look out for the booking posts on Facebook.
We have Playgroup on Tuesdays from 9.30am.  So if you have young children and are looking for a reason to go out and play with other mums and their kids, this may be for you.
You will find the 2022 membership form with SDFA’s account details for your $30 EFT payment (internet banking) or you can pay cash when handing in the form when you next visit ‘Kooka’.  For those who aren’t aware if you are a defence spouse and a paid member of SDFA you can sponsor (just a signature) a non-defence person to become a member (eg: a friend you know from school or sporting club).  We have also attached the crèche enrolment form for 2021 – one form per child is required.
Please look out for regular emails and posts with activities, events and training communicated via the public Shoalhaven Defence Families page on facebook with information on how to be involved and forms if required – please become a member of this page if you are not already.
Thanks for your time, hope to see you at Kooka soon.
Kind Regards,

Annual General Meeting Report 2020 sml

Whats on in April 
Hello everyone 😁
I hope you are all keeping safe with all the rain. 🌧🌧🌧
Tonight at 6.30pm we have our Drumbeat group performing at First Friday Club. 🎶 Everyone is invited to this exciting experience. Once the drumming is over, we will kick on to the adults-only portion of the night which gives everyone a chance to relax and unwind with good tunes and good company.
Easter school holidays sees us with reduced opening hours but there is still plenty to do. Please note the centre will be closed between Saturday 9th and Sunday 25th except for Tuesday Playgroup and the Drama workshop on the 21st.
Please share this email with your contacts. Everyone is welcome at Kooka.
What’s on in April 🗓
☕ Cuppa and Chat – Monday 4th, Thursday 7th and 28th and Friday 1st and 29th 9am – 2.30pm – Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at Kooka.
💃 First Friday Club – Friday 1st 6pm $5 – Feel the Rhythm. Special performance by our Drumbeat group. Music and fun. Feel free to bring a friend and some food to share.
🏋 Fitness with PT Abbie – Thursday 7th 10am $5 All fitness levels welcome.
🎼 Australian Military Wives Choir – Thursday 7th 7pm No audition required. No experience necessary.
🌳 Tree Tops Adventure – Saturday 9th 1pm – 3.30pm Booking essential via Eventbrite. Please read event details and
🎭 Drama Workshop with Creative Starz Youth Theatre for kids 6-15years – Thursday 21st 10am-2pm Come and join us for a chat while the Children enjoy a Drama workshop.
🎖 Anzac Day March in Nowra – Sunday 25th 10.10am We have been invited to march and lay a wreath at the commemorative service on 25th April at 10am in Nowra. We meet between Berry and Osborne Street (cnr Nowra Bowling club is on) and walk up to the showground gate.
👶 Playgroup – Every Tuesday 9.30am – 11.30am $3
We are looking for a Kooka Kids Club Creche Coordinator. Please get in touch if you or someone you know are interested.
Kooka Kids Club Crèche is available Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am and 1.30pm for those with young children. $20 for one child, $25 for two. Booking via Facebook. Limited spaces. Term booking is available to secure your spot.
Children are cared for by qualified nannies from the South Coast Nannies (please note parent has to remain on the premises).
🗓 Coming Up
* Mother’s Day Classic. Join the Kookaburra Retreat team as we raise much needed funds for Breast Cancer research.
* Save the Date for our Family Photography Fundraiser 15th May
* Movie Premiere Fundraiser – Top Gun Maverick at Roxy Cinema Thrusday 26th May 6.30pm Tickets $15
* Parenting Course 6.30pm Tuesdays 7th, 14th & 21st June
* Cricut Maker working. Whats a Cricut?
* Junior First Aid course
* Treetops Adventure
* Outdoor Cinema night
* SDFA Open Day
* Arts and Crafts
Not a member?
General Membership is $30 and gives you access to all that is on offer at Kookaburra Retreat.
Playgroup Membership is $10 and can be upgraded at any time.
Anyone can become a member of the SDFA so if you know someone whom you think would be interested, please pass on the information.
*program subject to change without notice