RAAF Williams Laverton is on the outskirts of Melbourne, approximately 23 km from the CBD. RAAF Base Point Cook, an associated base used for group accommodation only under special circumstances is approximately 26km from the city centre. The Laverton main entrance open 24 hours/day, is located on Maher Road.
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.
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
Contact DHA for allocation GPCAPT(E) above only – max of 5 night occupation. All other requests contact the ABCP 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.
External groups are required to have Air Base Command Post (ABCP) approval through lodgement of a Combat Service Request (CSR) for visits greater than 48 hours. A DHA confirmed LIA booking does not provide this approval. External groups requiring less than 48hours accommodation must submit a Short Term Transit Request accessed via the Combat Support Coordination Centre (CSCC).
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 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 - $2/night for up to 5 nights; thereafter, $10/month.