Upgrades program

Since 2009, the Department of Defence and DHA have been running a program to progressively upgrade both the on and off base national housing portfolios.  The program is designed to ensure that homes meet today’s standards and are retained in sought after locations.

The nature of the upgrades is categorised as major works and generally includes all new:

  • kitchen, bathrooms and laundry
  • floor and window coverings
  • joinery
  • hardware, fittings and fixtures
  • hard and soft landscaping.

The program is set to continue over the next 6 years in the following locations with a budget of $160M:

Puckapunyal, Seymour Phase 2
Yallambie, Melbourne Phase 2

New South Wales

Australian Capital Territory
RMC Duntroon, Campbell

To date, the total number of completed upgrades is around 950 with expenditure reaching $170M. Upgrades completed across the country are in locations including:

Northern Territory
Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin
RAAF Base Tindal, Katherine
Katherine East, Katherine
Alice Springs


Puckapunyal, Seymour – Phase 1
Yallambie, Melbourne – Phase 1
HMAS Cerberus
East Sale, Sale

Western Australia
Seaward Village, Swanbourne

South Australia

Port Wakefield

New South Wales
Kapooka, Wagga

Remote locations in FNQ, NT and WA:
Thursday Island, Mission Beach, Tully, Weipa & Mt Isa in Queensland
Nhulunbuy, NT
Exmouth, Port Hedland, Newman & Tom Price in WA

Before and after photos

RAAF Base Tindal, NT


Seaward Village, Swanbourne, WA

Seaward Village
Seaward Village

East Sale

East sale
East sale after