Defence Establishment Berrimah

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Getting there

Defence Establishment Berrimah is approximately 11km east of Darwin CBD in the suburb of Coonawarra.  The main entrance open 24hours/day is located on Mountbatten Avenue, off Stuart Highway.

Key collection and returns

Non-LEAP Accommodation Office

Address: Building 250, Belconnen Way
Business hours: 0830-1600, Monday-Friday
Phone: 08 8935 4226
A/H Phone: 08 8935 4269

  • Keys can be collected after 1400.
  • Keys can be collected/returned after hours from the key box in the SNCO (SNCO/OR) or Officers Mess foyer.
  • March out inspections must be booked 3 days 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 532, Kapooka Drive
Business hours: 0700-1700, Monday - Friday
Phone: 02 6932 5600

  • 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 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 rooms – contact E&IG 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

There are no Mess fess applicable at Defence Establishment Berrimah.

Handy phone numbers

Defence Establishment Berrimah
Person/service Number
Cyclone Warning Information 1300 659 211
Guard House 08 8935 4269
E&IG – VIP rooms 08 8935 4910

Change to your booking?

You can modify bookings online using Online Services.

Alternatively, call DHA on 139 342 for assistance.
Last updated September 2021