HMAS Albatross, Nowra

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Getting there

HMAS Albatross is approximately 9.6km South-West of Nowra near Nowra Domestic Airport. The main entrance open 24hours/day, is located off Albatross Road.

Key collection and returns

Non-LEAP Accommodation Office

Address: Building 814 (Near Front Entrance)
Business hours: 0700 - 1600 Monday-Thursday - 0700-1530, Friday
Phone: 02 4449 2362
Mobile: 0437 352 817
A/H Phone: 0408 605 921

Key collection and returns

  • Keys can be collected after 1400.
  • Keys can be collected/returned after hours to the Guard House.
  • March out inspections must be booked at least 24 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.

Single LEAP Concierge

Address: Building B001 Gladiator Road
Business hours: 0730-1700 Monday - Friday
Phone: 02 4448 2800

  • March in inspections must be booked prior to arrival.
  • March out inspections must be booked at least 3 days prior to departure.

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 personnel allocated into LEAP, a description of the furniture and linen that will be supplied in your room can be found here.
    (If you wish to have any of the furniture removed prior to your arrival to make room for your own furniture, please advise the LEAP concierge office prior to the date of your arrival).
  • For further information about your room/cabin, contact the base Accommodation Office or LEAP concierge as appropriate.

VIP rooms/cabins

Contact DHA to book room for CAPT-RAN(E) and above – all other bookings contact the base 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 or at the bar as follows:

  • Officers & Senior Sailors Mess: $5/night, up to $25/month

Handy phone numbers

Person/service Number
Security 02 4424 1215
Emergency 02 4424 1555
Duty Officer 0408 975 825
Customer Service Centre 02 4424 2160
Base Service Support Centre 1300 658 975
Mess Manager 02 4424 1238
VIP cabins 02 4424 3261

Change to your booking?

You can modify bookings online using Online Services.

Alternatively, call DHA on 139 342 for assistance.
Last updated September 2022