The Oasis Townsville is a referral and support hub for veterans.
We'll help you 'make a plan for your future', 'get you a job'
and 'rekindle the camaraderie you knew when you served in the ADF'.
We assist veterans to transition, connect and integrate (along with their families) into the Townsville Community.
Townsville is a proud Garrison City with a significant ex-ADF community.
DVA figures estimate there are over 15,000 ex-ADF living in Townsville. In addition there are over 5000 serving military personnel posted to Townsville. With their families, this constitutes about 20% of the Townsville population.
The idea for a "concierge service" in Townsville came from a gathering of
some of the ESOs almost 10 years ago and was reinforced in the findings of Operation COMPASS.
It became a reality during the 2017 Queensland Election.
The aim of The Oasis Townsville is to provide a focal point for referral to the services in the Townsville region, to transitioning servicemen and women; and to other members of the ex-ADF community in Townsville.
We’ll do this from a site located in Oonoonba at the site of the old Department of Primary Industries (DPI) building, situated in the new housing development
at 'The Village'.
Until that facility is built, we have an office at 143 Walker Street in the CBD, courtesy of the Mayor of Townsville Cr. Jenny Hill (a veteran).