RAAF Base Darwin

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Getting there

RAAF Darwin is approximately 12km north-east of Darwin CBD near the Darwin International airport. The main entrance open 24hours/day, is located on Amaroo Road, off Stuart Highway, near Winnellie.

Key collection and returns

Non-LEAP Accommodation Office

Address: Building 210, Birribang Road
Business hours: 0800-1600, Monday-Friday
Phone: 08 8923 5045
A/H Phone: 0400 251 270

  • Keys can be collected after 1400.
  • Keys can be collected/returned after hours from the Pass Office, Amaroo Road entrance.
  • March out inspections must be booked 48 hours prior to departure.
  • Keys to be returned with rooms vacated by 1000 to the Accommodation Office.
  • Inform the office of lost keys immediately. A cost will be incurred for replacement.

Security arrangements

A valid Defence pass is required to gain access to this base.  Visiting Defence personnel should familiarise themselves with any additional security arrangements prior to arrival.   Non-ADO personnel occupying LIA are required to have base approval prior to arrival.  This includes members of foreign forces, minors, non-ADO visitors.

Room/cabin information


  • Transit (up to 21 days) - Rooms / Cabins provisioned with soap, toilet paper and towel (replenished and room/cabin cleaned every seven days)
  • Permanent/Temporary (≥ 22 days) - You will need to bring your own toiletries, towel and clean your own room/cabin (excluding Duty Officer, Recruit or Cadet Accommodation).

For further information about your room/cabin, contact the base Accommodation Office. It is essential that you are aware of your LIA obligations in accordance with PACMAN, Annex 7.3.A: Licence to Live In.

VIP rooms/cabins

DHA cannot allocate VIP rooms – contact the ABCP POC.

Non-duty bookings

Non-duty bookings attract a charge in accordance with Defence policy (FINMAN). Cost recovery will be initiated after key collection by the on-base Accommodation Office.   Queries should be directed to the Accommodation Office.

Mess fees

Mess fees are levied by the local Mess Committees in recognition of amenities funded from non-public monies (e.g.: newspapers, Wi-Fi, etc).  Mess fees are payable directly to local Mess staff as follows:

  • Officers Mess: $3/night, up to $13/month
  • SNCOs Mess: $2.50/night, up to $5/month.

Handy phone numbers

RAAF Base Darwin
Person/service Number
Cyclone Warning Information 1300 659 211
Pass Office 08 8923 5554
Base General 08 8923 5590
Security Police 08 8923 8305
ABCP 08 8923 5315

Change to your booking?

You can modify bookings online using Online Services.

Alternatively, call DHA on 139 342 for assistance.