About Us

Opened originally in 1981, Duntroon Community Centre (DCC) has always offered Defence families a place to go for companionship and support. The DCC became incorporated in May 1992 and the Playschool program started soon after. Moving to our current location in July 2003, DCC is a fabulous facility (located on the grounds of The Royal Military College of Australia) and offers a diverse array of programs and activities, available to both Defence and non Defence families.


* Support and resource the development of social networks and common interest groups in the Canberra area
* Provide basic infrastructure from which other community and family oriented projects can be initiated and operated
* To encourage local residents to participate in community activities and
* Provide the opportunity for community endeavour in the fields of craft, education and family care

To participate in DCC programs and activities, you must be a DCC member.

The DCC is a not-for-profit organisation which receives minimal funding for specific areas. As such, fundraising activities are held throughout the year.


To participate in DCC programs and activities, you must be a DCC member. Membership is based on a calendar year at a cost of $27.50 Membership extends to your immediate family.

The Membership form can be downloaded here  DCC Annual Membership 2018. Once completed, please drop or mail the hardcopy in to DCC, together with payment.


DCC produces a newsletter once a term. These are electronically available via the website. Notice of a new newsletter will also be sent via facebook and email. DCC Term 4 2017 Newsletter


A voluntary committee manages the DCC. All members are encouraged to offer their services as a member on the Management Committee and all members are invited to attend committee meetings held each month. Fresh faces and fresh ideas are an important part in keeping the DCC an interesting and exciting place to be part of.


Duntroon Community Centre is fortunate to have some excellent facilities available for members.

Private Use of the Centre

The Centre can be used by members for private functions. This offers a great area for children’s birthday parties and the like. There are a number of stipulations however, and more detail can be obtained through our website or speaking with the Coordinator at the Centre. Click here for form Request to Use the Centre

Cake Tin Hire

We have a number of speciality cake tins available for hire by members at a fraction of the cost of buying or hiring these tins from commercial outlets.  Click here for form Cake Tin Hire






Snow Gear Hire

We have a range of snow clothing for both adults and children available for hire by members. We also have a number of toboggans. Please book with the Coordinator and get in early as this equipment is very popular.  Click here for form Snow Gear Hire

Table and Chair Hire

We have trestle tables and fold up or stackable chairs available for hire by members.  There is a small fee for hiring of these items. Click here for form Tables and Chairs Hire

Quilting Machine

The Capital Crafters group in the Centre, has a quilting machine. This machine is available to hire (in location) to members of the Capital Crafters and must be booked due to demand. Speak with the Coordinator or with the Capital Crafters Rep to arrange.


The Centre has a parenting library and a children’s library. Please put details into the loan book/folder when borrowing and be considerate of fellow members in relation timeframes. Should you lose a book, please speak with the Coordinator.



The Centre has some great titles available for sale through two different bookclubs. The books change on a monthly basis and include craft, cooking, history and children’s books. Most are priced between $6-$15. The Centre receives a % of all sales. Why not have a look next time you’re hunting for a gift?


We have a heavy duty espresso coffee machine in our small kitchen. Members are welcome to have a coffee/tea when they are in the Centre. There is no cost however, a small donation every now and then is welcomed to assist in purchasing coffee beans and milk.


Photocopying is available – 10c per A4 copy, 15c per A3 copy (black and white)

                                          –  50c per A4 copy, $1 per A3 copy (colour)

Laminating is available – $2 per A4 sheet, $3 per A3 sheet


The Centre’s prime method of communication is via the e-newsletter which is issued once a term, in approx. Week 5. The e-newsletter is available via our website.

The Centre also has a facebook page where updates are given and event details are placed. This is a great way to keep in regular touch as well as have immediate updates on happenings.

Flyers are placed around the Centre detailing upcoming events and when assistance is required from volunteers, the Coordinator will place a sign up board in the entrance.

Our website has our up to date calendar available at all times to assist with your planning.