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Testimonials

What an incredible business is The Oasis, thank you

I just want to say what an incredible business this is and let you know what a great job your staff do to help veterans. It is so appreciated and doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you!!

Jan 2023

#The Oasis Townsville

Amazing, welcoming and safe!

I just wanted to let you and all the team at Oasis know how amazing you are! You have created such a welcoming and safe space. I was so grateful to have somewhere to go when work or the stress of transition we’re getting too much. Just to be able to sit at Dirty Boots and grab a coffee and chat to Indie or find a couch inside in the quiet to reset and take a breath made a huge difference. Thank you so much!

November 2022

#The Oasis Townsville, #Dirty Boots Cafe

Such a good spot for the veteran community

Coffee is fantastic, service is great! Such a good spot for the veteran community, I absolutely love what the cafes doing.

November 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe, #The Oasis Townsville

Life-changing menu!

The coffee is incredible, I seriously cannot get enough of it! The open grill on garlic bread vego version needs to be a permanent item on menu as it is life changing.

Love you Dirty Boots xo

October 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe

Great and Friendly!

Great coffee! Great location! Friendly staff!

Ocotber 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe

VBA is a great help for business and veterans

The help the other members from VBA have given me, getting us in and keeping us busy, has directly gone back into hiring more veterans. Just wanted to let you know. I really really really appreciate it.

September 2022

#VBA, #Employment

I look forward to Oasis e-Newsletter...Well DOne

As a currently incapacitated veteran, I do look forward to reading all the " OASIS " related general E-mail messages and Newsletters'... WELL DONE!

Eldon Bryant

Jun 2022

#The Oasis Townsville

A huge part of getting me out of the house

The sewing and craft group has been a huge part of getting me out of the house and to meet some lovely supportive ladies. It was actually the only thing I left the house for other than appointments. I have not been able to make it as often this year due to anxiety and then being in a group at TPC which finishes in a week. I’m looking forward to connecting with the ladies again.

June 2022

#Connections Activity

Genuine Social Interaction

A great experience, fantastic opportunity to meet and talk with members of the defence community.

I think the shared experience on board the boat and under the water, without the distraction of technology really helps break down barriers and allows people to really get to know each other.  It was  great opportunity for some genuine social interaction. 

Scuba Diving Activity Participant May 2022

May 2022

#Connections Activity

Moved back to Townsville for The Oasis

I transitioned from the Army late last year and had heard some great things about Oasis Townsville. I served a few years in Townsville and love the place so decided to come back to where veterans are appreciated and supported. Thanks, Oasis.

April 2022

#The Oasis Townsville

Instilled me with confidence and skills

Excellent and informative brief that covered the spectrum of grant writing instilled me with the confidence & skills required to attempt a grant application. Group participation / interaction was fantastic which enhanced the overall presentation. [Operation Compass Grant Workshop - April]

April 2022

#Grants Support

Informative and relaxed, thanks

Thank You for an informative, relaxed yet very professional workshop experience today , It was enjoyable, interactive and well worth the time.
[Operation Compass Grant Workshop - April]

April 2022

#Grants Support

Just for me

I found the Saturday Morning Sewing Connections group to be extremely helpful as it was the only thing that I had that was just for me !! It was really good for my headspace.

April 2022

#Connections Activity

Employment is king!

The Oasis have also been pivotal in helping him to become employed through their employment coordinator who has not only been looking out for work for my husband, but my son too as an apprentice. Both have been successfully employed in ongoing and well paid employment since October 2021.

Testimonial from Website

February 2022

#Employment

Nothing was too much trouble

The facilities provided at Oasis during our week long meeting event were exceptional. The space and people were welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly be approaching Oasis again in the future.

Feb 2022

#The Oasis Townsville

Nothing was too much trouble

The facilities provided at Oasis during our week long meeting event were exceptional. The space and people were welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly be approaching Oasis again in the future.

February 2022

#The Oasis Townsville

Really enjoyed the new experience

I attended the meditation class last week run by the people from Gypsy’s Den. It was the first time I had tried meditation and I really enjoyed the experience. Hopefully you can run some more sessions in the future.

February 2022

#Connections Activity

Amazing pizza nights

You guys are amazing! Amazing location and really friendly staff. Came in tonight for the pizza night, and it was awesome! Cannot rate you guys enough, have also had a really great breakfast here too. Love your work!!🤩  KF (via Facebook)

January 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe

Nice to be greeted warmly

The Service is always friendly and prompt - its nice to be greeted warmly - especially prior to being caffeinated!

October 2021

#Dirty Boots Cafe

Glad I put myself out of my comfort zone

“Thanks so much for the opportunity. I was hesitant because I didn’t know anyone. I’m really glad I put myself out of my comfort zone”

September 2021

#Grantee

Cafe, Internet and Raintrees

This is a great initiative with a fabulous cafe, free speedy wifi and just great feel under the rain trees. Love supporting such a great cause.

August 2021

#Dirty Boots Cafe, #The Oasis Townsville

Saturday is great

Thank you so much for a lovely Eggs Bene. The poached eggs were perfect! Coffee was great as well. Definitely will pop in next Saturday. Fingers crossed the local community will get behind “Dirty Boots Cafe at The Oasis Townsville” so that Saturday’s continue to be viable.


Copied from Facebook on 21 July 2021

July 2021

#Dirty Boots Cafe

My new local cafe, supporting veterans

Love the coffee here! Peta makes such a smooth coffee and the staff are so friendly. Even better to know it has a strong connection with Veterans and their transition. My new local!

June 2021

#Dirty Boots Cafe

More confident moving forward

Thank you so much for this morning, it was great meeting you both. Even after this first meeting I feel I have a little more confident moving forward. You are doing a great service.

May 2021

#Employment, #Wellbeing Program

Opportunity to talk to somebody who understood

My experience in dealing with The Oasis Townsville Employment Service was awesome, breath of fresh air, the opportunity to talk to somebody who understood your skill set, knowledge and experience.  The feedback on CVs especially.

April 2020

#Employment

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

The impact that The Oasis Townsville has had on our household is immeasurable. For this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

Testimonial left on the Website

February 2022

#The Oasis Townsville, #VeteransAdventureCamp, #Employment

Not wanting to ask for help

My advice is don’t be shy, Service Leavers are their own worst enemy, not wanting to ask for help, so reach out to your network, connect with The Oasis and embrace the process.

October 2020

#Employment

Feeling like I wasn’t alone

I was helped through the whole process feeling like I wasn’t alone and able to voice my concerns about sitting a job interview for the first time since joining defence. I was helped prepare for the interview and given ideas as to what questions I may have been asked. I found this very helpful!

September 2020

#Employment

Positivity of the initial phone call

The best aspect of how The Oasis helped me get a job was the speed of it all, from the positivity of the initial phone call, familiarity of speaking to another Ex-Serviceman who knew exactly what role would suit you.

June 2020

#Employment

Leaving the military is a big decision

I initially contacted Oasis in February of 2020 to engage them about prospective employment opportunities within Townsville. Very quickly, Paul referred me to Kellie from Redrock Recruiting for potential employment opportunities that were available to me. Although in the end, I secured employment through another avenue, Kellie continually communicated with me, and even gave me personal advice when deciding which employment opportunity to choose as I was given two options. Leaving the military is a big decision, full of unknowns, but knowing that I had not only a recruiting agency behind me, but the full support of the Oasis team in not only job hunting, but also in advocacy services for compensation and general support was definitely a weight off my shoulders.

April 2020

#Employment

Extraordinarily supportive

My experience with The Oasis Townsville Employment Service has truly been a most welcome, and pleasant surprise. The team at The Oasis have been extraordinarily supportive of my desire to once again participate in our workforce.

February 2020

#Employment

Best aspect was the communication

My experience was very worthwhile, The Oasis in particular Paul, was very helpful in helping me gain employment. The best aspect was the communication from Paul, whenever he had an idea to run past me or to just check in...it’s great.

My advice to others is ...I wish I had known about The Oasis sooner...contact them as soon as you discharge.

November 2019

#Employment

Beautiful Markets

My husband and I wish to thank you, Josh and everyone that was involved in organising and putting together the Oasis Market Saturday 12th November.  We had a beautiful day in beautiful surroundings. 
Thank you so much for allowing us to take part 🙏

November 2022

#Community Event

Thank you Team Oasis

I just wanted to let you and all the team at Oasis know how amazing you are! You have created such a welcoming and safe space. I was so grateful to have somewhere to go when work or the stress of transition we’re getting too much. Just to be able to sit at Dirty Boots and grab a coffee and chat to Indie or find a couch inside in the quiet to reset and take a breath made a huge difference. Thank you so much!”

November 2022

#Service Delivery Team, #The Oasis Townsville

Awesome place

Great coffee
Fantastic service
Awesome place

November 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe, #The Oasis Townsville

fantastic customer service

Great drinks with a friendly smile. Indy especially has a fantastic disposition to customer service. Thank you

October 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe

Thanks for the outstanding service

I was completely shocked by the efficiency of the staff here. The service is outstanding. Many thanks for helping me.

October 2022

#Service Delivery Team

5 star cafe

The most amazing coffee and atmosphere. Recommend all veterans checking this place out.

September 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe

Feeling more confident

I think Renee (the facilitator) made us all who attended the Workshop walk away feeling more confident in what to look for, how to apply and gave us key tips in writing for a grant.

Colleen Hann - NQ Sports Foundation

June 2022

#Grants Support

Great to hang out with kindred spirits again - no judgement

The dive activity was perfect. It allowed us to reset and relax for a couple days away from everything that was going on.  It allowed us to put aside what was going on and it also allowed us to process some new information.  What was also a standout for us was the people that attended, it was great to hang out with kindred spirits again.  Being with this motley group allowed us to relax even further as we could be just ourselves with no judgement.

Oasis Scuba Dive participant

May 2022

#Connections Activity

Attendees for Aurizon Brief all from Oasis