Defence Accommodation Precinct Darwin

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Getting there

Defence Accommodation Precinct - Darwin is approximately 27 km east of Darwin CBD in the suburb of Howard Springs.  It is available during the dry season only. The main entrance open 24hours/day is located on Howard Springs Rd, off Stuart Highway. Shuttle buses are available, contact Reception.

Key collection and returns

Accommodation office

Address: Reception, Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone: 0436 965 391

  • Keys can be collected after 1400 from Reception.
  • Rooms to be left free of rubbish and keys to be returned by 1000 to Reception.
  • Inform reception of lost keys immediately.

Security arrangements

A valid Defence pass is required to gain access to this location.  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


Your room will be clean on arrival with fresh linen (sheets, pillow slips, towels and floor mats). Linen will be exchanged every Wednesday if left outside your door by 0900.

For further information about your room, contact Reception. 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

No VIP rooms.


Contact Reception for group bookings.

Contact DHA for individual transit bookings or request via Online Services

Non-duty bookings

This location does not accept non-duty bookings.

Permanent bookings

This location does not accept permanent bookings.

Mess fees

Mess is available and fees apply – details available at Reception.

Handy phone numbers



Cyclone Warning Information

1300 659 211

Front Gate

0466 935 651


0436 965 391

Change to your booking?

You can modify bookings online using Online Services.

Alternatively, call DHA on 139 342 for assistance.
Last updated July 2023