RAAF Base East Sale

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Getting there

RAAF Base East Sale is one of the main training establishments of the Royal Australian Air Force.  The main entrance open 24 hours/day is located on Aerodrome Road, East Sale.

Key collection and returns

After hours
All keys may be collected from the key safe located externally on the East side of building A0001 (ACP).

Lost keys
Lost keys must be notified to the Accommodation office immediately.
A cost will be incurred for replacement.

Accommodation Office

Address: Building 191, Wirraway Street
Business hours
: 0700-1700, Monday to Friday
03 5169 8095 or 0419291317

March Out inspections
March Out inspections must be booked at least 24 hours prior to departure with the Accommodation Office.

After Hours

Address: Wilson’s Security, Aerodrome Road entrance
03 5169 7065

Security arrangements

A valid Defence pass is required to gain access to this base and visitors should have completed the National Base Induction relevant to RAAF East Sale | Defence prior to arrival.  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

Rooms are provisioned for stays up to 21 days with soap, toilet paper and towel (replenished and room cleaned every seven days). You will need to bring your own toiletries, towel and clean your own room for longer stays (excluding Duty officer, Recruit or Cadet Accommodation).  For further information about your room, 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

Contact DHA for allocation GPCAPT(E) above only.

Rationing and transport

Visiting groups requiring rationing at any of the base mess facilities or ground transport must submit an AE547 web form via the DRN at least 7 days prior to arrival. DHA is not able to arrange rations, transport or other base services.

External groups are required to have Air Base Command Post (ABCP) approval through lodgement of a Combat Service Request (CSR) for visits greater than 48 hours.  A DHA confirmed LIA booking does not provide this approval.  External groups requiring less than 48hours accommodation must submit a Short Term Transit Request accessed via the Combat Support Coordination Centre (CSCC).

Non-duty bookings

East Sale does not accept non-duty bookings; contact base support for approval and allocation.

In which case; 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:
  • Officer's Mess - $5/night up to $15/month
  • SNCO's Mess - $3/night up to $10/month

Handy phone numbers

Wilson's Security

03 5169 7065

Mess Enquiries

03 5169 7021

Change to your booking?

You can modify bookings online using Online Services.

Alternatively, call DHA on 139 342 for assistance.