National Communications Officer: Melody Song

I started with Defence Families of Australia in November 2021 and am currently lucky enough to live on beautiful Larrakia country – Darwin.

While I have only just begun my journey as a Defence partner, I have close friends who are current serving members as well as extended family members who have served.

I am a communications professional with almost 15 years’ experience in cross-media storytelling. 

A former business, political and community news journalist, I have spent the last 10 years in marketing, communications and media liaison roles in the not-for-profit health, education and utilities sectors. 

Before joining Defence Families of Australia, I was the proactive and social media lead in a small team within the Northern Territory Public Service.

I am passionate about working with for-purpose organisations which want to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

While my days as a newshound are over, I retain a love for sharing stories and shining a light on meaningful work done by organisations such as ours. I have a special interest in promoting more diverse and inclusive communication. 

In addition to raising two young children and catering to the whims of our ageing rescue dog, I am also currently undertaking a Master of Science Communication.

You can reach me at [email protected]