The title compound, [NiZnBr2(C3H7NO)(2)(C17H16N2O2)], is a heterodinuclear nickel complex. The Ni atom has an irregular octahedral environment involving two O and two N atoms from the bis(salicylidene)-1,3-propanediaminate ligand in the equatorial plane, and two O atoms from the dimethylformamide groups. The Zn-O-Ni, O-Zn-O, Ni-O-Zn and O-Ni-O angles in the bridged plane are 100.1 (2), 79.9 (2), 100.4 (2) and 78.89 (17)degrees, respectively. The Ni . . . Zn distance is 3.0738 (19) Angstrom.