Keswick Barracks

Getting there

Keswick Barracks is in an inner south-western suburb of Adelaide, 3.5km from the CBD, located in the City of West Torrens. The main entrance open 24hours/day is located off Anzac highway, Keswick.

Security arrangements

A valid Defence pass is not required to gain access to this base. Visiting Defence personnel should however; familiarise themselves with any additional security arrangements prior to arrival.   

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

DHA cannot allocate rooms – contact HQ 9 BDE 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.

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 Mess - $10/night, up to $33/month
  • VIPs - $15/night
  • SNCOs Mess - $10/night, up to $20/month.

Handy phone numbers

Mess Manager

08 8305 6576

HQ 9 BDE

08 8305 6277

BSSC

1300 658 975

Change to your booking?

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

Accommodation Office

Address
Building 32, Street TBA

Business hours
0800-1600, Monday to Friday

Phone
08 8305 6233

March out inspections must be booked at least 24 hours prior to departure.

After Hours

Address
Building 32, street TBA

Key collection and returns

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

After hours
Key collection and return key safe adjacent to the front door, you need to call the BSSC and provide name and pmkeys in order to be given the access code to the key safe.

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