RAAF Base Tindal

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Getting there

RAAF Tindal is approximately 330km south-east of Darwin, 16.4km from the township of Katherine.  The main entrance open 24hours/day is located on Carson Drive off the Stuart Highway.

Key collection and returns

Non-LEAP Accommodation Office

Address: Building A002, Madden Drive
Business hours: 0800-1600, Monday-Friday
Phone: 08 8973 6220
A/H Phone: 08 8973 6228

  • Keys can be collected after 1400.
  • Keys can be collected/returned after hours from the Pass Office, Carson Drive 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: $2/night, up to $13/month
  • SNCOs Mess: $2.20/night, up to $11/month.

Handy phone numbers

RAAF Base Tindal
Person/service Number
2 SEC FOR 08 8973 7555
Main Gate 08 8973 6228
ABCP 08 8973 6888 or 08 8973 6858

Change to your booking?

You can modify bookings online using Online Services.

Alternatively, call DHA on 139 342 for assistance.