Gaza Ridge Barracks – Bandiana is within the Albury Wodonga Military Area (AWMA), approximately 4.4km from Wodonga CBD. The main entrance open 24hours/day, is located on Anderson Road, Bandiana off Thomas Mitchell Drive.
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.
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
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.
DHA cannot make VIP bookings – contact the Base Mess POC.
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. Queries should be directed to Steph Ruck on 02 6055 2960 or 0427 191 209.
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. ALL non-duty bookings must be approved by base.
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:
$12.00/night up to 3 nights
$36.00 for 3 nights up to 1 month
$10.00 for 1 night
$13.00 for 2 nights
$20.00 for 3 or more nights