Testimonials

Attendees for Aurizon Brief all from Oasis

We are learning lots about how to recruit veterans and the most important lesson is that all of those who attended the 1st Aurizon job prospect brief found out about it via the Oasis website. Thanks.

May 2022

#Employment

Catchup and coffee

Awesome place for a catch up and coffee.

April 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe

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

Amazing staff

The staff are amazing so friendy. I was amazed at what they have to offer. Too reading libraries, free computer ad wi fi table games such as chess etc. sewing and craft classes.

February 2022

#The Oasis Townsville

Great service, great coffee

I must mention the Dirty Boots cafe's. Great service, great coffee and great food. I know that I will be a regular visitor.

February 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe

Just for a chat...even with a stranger

It's not just the coffee, I'd say its also the environment.

I'm not one to strike up a conversation with strangers but everytime I go there I always seem to manage to have a good chat with someone different.

Friendliest staff and great coffee, they are always accommodating and listen to any issues you have.

GS (via Facebook)

February 2022

#Dirty Boots Cafe

A place in heaven

I have lost several friends in the defence force to suicide and have said all along that a place like The Oasis is needed. 

There is a special place in heaven for all of you working at The Oasis Townsville for doing what you are doing.

February 2022

#The Oasis Townsville

Best Dirty Chai ever!

I have toured Townsville's and other Cities' Coffee Shops and Dirty Boots does THE BEST Dirty (with Caffeine) Chai Latte i have tasted anywhere !

October 2021

#Dirty Boots Cafe

Very peaceful place

The shop is great and clean - I like the fact that it is quiet inside and out - most coffee shops are the nosiest places to the point you can't have a meeting or use soft voices because the coffee making is unnecessarily loud or the layout of the shop means people feel they need to shout!

October 2021

#Dirty Boots Cafe

Exception, thanks

Delicious light meal options, sensational coffee and hot drinks. Exceptional service ☆☆☆☆☆


Google Review 21 July 2021

August 2021

#Dirty Boots Cafe

They helped me through

I thank all the members and staff who helped me through the 4 days. I know that I was the weakest link, but it was the help and support who got me through it. Mick Roache (from Facebook)

August 2021

#VeteransAdventureCamp

Helping others

It was a fantastic opportunity to do something positive for somebody else. I have come away with new mates and real sense of achievement.

July 2021

#Grantee, #Volunteering

Friends in Art

The Oasis art has been an invaluable time. I've made friends, and am able to give back to others. <3

June 2021

#Grantee

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

Cafe great for meeting our neighbours

Thank you for bringing such a loving addition to our community. The grounds look lovely and the coffee shop is exactly what we needed! It's a great hub to get to know our neighbours better! 

Thank you!

May 2021

#Dirty Boots Cafe

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

Some extra clout in their corner

I can highly recommend The Oasis Townsville Employment Services' to any ex-defence service person who would like some extra clout in their corner for promoting their desire to gain their next rewarding position of service in the Australian workforce.

October 2020

#Employment

Delivered regular timely notice of employment opportunities

The Oasis Townsville Employment Services have faithfully promoted my cause, most considerately provided me with valuable resume drafting advice, and have also delivered regular timely notice of employment opportunities that matched my work experiences, and current competencies. But the best aspect of their support, and guidance, was their keeping me in mind for the employment opportunity that I have now taken up as a casual, but full time, Trades Assistant with Australian Expedition Vehicles here in Townsville.

July 2020

#Employment

An intermediary for employers to Defence members

Being an intermediary for employers to Defence members was definitely the best aspect in my opinion. I understand it can be easy to become disheartened when job searching. After leaving a workplace where you are constantly surrounded on a day-to-day basis by people who you work with, play sports with, eat with, socialise with, it is quite a jarring to suddenly have all that disappear. The Oasis, it gave me some peace of mind knowing there is a team helping us along the way to find new employment.

May 2020

#Employment

Oasis had me lined up with a job interview

One of my friends who was also transitioning out of Defence recommended that I get in touch with The Oasis and tell them about my situation. Within a couple of weeks, I had met with one of the advisers (Michelle), who helped me set up a meeting with the Director of The Oasis, David Kippin. He was very friendly and invited me for a tour of Dalle Cort Financial Services to get an insight into the day to day operations. The very day of my separation, The Oasis had me lined up with a job interview. Of which I found out a few weeks later, I was successful.

February 2020

#Employment

​I found it very easy to apply online

I found it very easy to apply online, I was then emailed by Paul who helped me get in contact with Michelle to chat with myself about fixing my resume. This was very helpful as there were many things I was unaware of adding to my resume.

February 2020

#Employment

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

A great little worker

We had a young veteran commence with us as a driver a few weeks ago and we have found them a great worker and very easy for the team to get along with. It is clear they are settling into a job in civilian life but we are all keen to help them and am confident we can help them transition well. We are very grateful to The Oasis Townsville Employment team. 

April 2022

#Employment

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.


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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

Something meaningful

The feeling of doing something meaningful is key for me, knowing that I can do something, anything to make life a little easier as or more comfortable. That I can be effective.

May 2020

#Volunteering, #Grantee

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

Transition empowerment

The program was unique as it targeted us before discharge and helped prepare and assist, empower me to transition. I have met many more people in the community providing understanding and support for my future.

February 2021

#Volunteering, #Grantee

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