HMAS Cerberus

Getting there

HMAS Cerberus is primarily a training base approximately 70 kilometres from Melbourne near Crib Point on Hann's Inlet, Park Road in Western Port Bay. The main entrance is open 24 hours/day and is located on Wilson Avenue off South Beach Road.

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.

Cabin information

Cabins are provisioned for stays up to 21 days with soap, toilet paper and towel (replenished and cabin cleaned every seven days). You will need to bring your own toiletries, towel and clean your own cabin for longer stays (excluding Duty officer, Recruit or Cadet Accommodation).  For further information about your 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 Cabins

DHA cannot take requests – contact CO for Officers rooms, contact SWO for Senior Sailor rooms.

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.

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 & Senior Sailors Mess - $5/night up to $25/week.

Handy phone numbers

Naval Police

03 593 16000

Wilson Security

03 593 15250

Change to your booking?

You can modify bookings online using Online Services. Alternatively, call DHA on 139 342 for assistance.

Accommodation Office

Address
Building 261, Phillip Road  

Business hours
0700-1700, Monday to Friday

Phone
03 593 15230
03 593 15948
0417 367 406

Note: March Out Inspections need to be booked at least 2 days prior to vacation.

After Hours

Address
Next to Accommodation Office building 261.

Phone
03 593 15250

Key collection and returns

  • Key collection after 2pm.
  • Key collection and return from the Accommodation Office.
  • Rooms are to be vacated by 10am.

After hours
Key collection from the Duty Watch Room next to the Accommodation Officer until 12am.
Key return to out of hour’s box located at the Accommodation Office.

Lost keys
Lost keys must be notified to the Accommodation Offices immediately.
A cost will be incurred for replacement.