The Wagga RAAF, Army, Navy Community House Inc. (RANCH)
We are a tri-service community group run by volunteers which operates out of the RAAF Base Wagga Community Centre. The RANCH provides a safe and welcoming place for Defence partners and their families to come and connect, socialise, settle into a new location, establish and maintain links with the community, and continue to grow their friendships. The RANCH is funded through DCO, donations, and fundraising activities, and is available and open to all regardless of rank or length of service.
The RANCH runs weekly events at the community centre: morning tea on Tuesdays, craft playtime on Thursdays, and fortnightly Bump to Baby on Fridays. There are also regular special events such as family dinner nights, adults only dinner nights, monthly book club, Easter and Christmas events, school holiday activities, and fitness classes. The RANCH organises members to access training courses such as first aid and RSA, and is open to suggestions for courses or activities which will benefit members and foster links in the community.
Annual membership is $5 per family.