Commander 3rd Brigade, Brigadier David McCammon DSM and Bar
Homebase for the Veteran Community in Townsville
1 Staging Camp Ave, Oonoonba. Drop-in M-F 0900-1500, after hours upon booking. p. 47598777 Dirty Boots Cafe M-F 0730-1400.
All closed on W/E and public holidays, unless booked.
[for navigation apps you may have better luck with 20 Darter Street, Oonoonba until actual is recognised on all platforms]
One of the 10 Human Needs is 'Strong social connections'. Along with meaningful work and helping veterans think and plan for their future. Home Base was built specifically to support connections activities that we run or others run utilising the facility.
Most of us feel like we left behind some of our best mates when we left the ADF. Some refer to PTSD as 'Post Team Separation Disorder'. At The Oasis Townsville, we've created a place for teams, associations and other groups to meet. And we've included a cafe! See all of the features of our Home Base here.
Bottom line is that it's about making it easy for mates, friends, peers, colleagues and families to connect in a safe, relaxing and friendly environment.
Oasis Conducted Activities
There are many activities conducted at Home Base for the Veteran Community in Townsville.
We run activities ourselves. These are run by volunteers. Some are well advanced and have been developed over a long time, others are very new and developing attempting to meet the needs of the veteran community.
We also support programs that are run independently, mainly by the provision of space to conduct the activity and by promoting veteran community participation in our newsletters and website. Any community group that supports veterans is welcome to apply to use our Home Base facility. The best entry point is to use the Hut Booking procedure.