Irwin Barracks

Getting there

Irwin Barracks is approximately 6.6km West of Perth CBD in the suburb of Karrakatta. The main entrance open 24hours/day, is located on Samichon Road, off Stubbs Terrace.

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 for prior to arrival.  This includes members of foreign forces, minors, non-ADO visitors.

Room information

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.

VIP rooms

No VIP rooms on this base.

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 & SNCOs Mess - $4/night, to a $10/week max.

Handy phone numbers

Mess Manager

0408 868 249

Front Gate/Box

08 9269 4454

Change to your booking?

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

Non-LEAP Accommodation Office

Address: Building 1, The Terrace (at Leeuwin Barracks, East Fremantle)

Business hours: 0800-1600, Monday - Friday

Phone: 08 9311 2495 or
0448 492 305

A/H Phone: 08 9269 4454

  • Keys can be collected after 1400.
  • Keys can be collected and returned from the Irwin Barracks Guard House, Samichon Road.
  • March out inspections must be booked at least 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Keys to be returned with rooms vacated by 0900.
  • Inform the Accommodation office of lost keys immediately. A cost will be incurred for replacement.