Puckapunyal Military Area

Getting there

Puckapunyal is an Australian Army training facility, 10 km west of Seymour in central Victoria.  The main entrance open 24 hours/day, is located off the Seymour-Tooborac Road, Seymour.

This base is spread across three distinct barracks relating to the School of Armour, the School of Artillery and School of Transport. This factor is relevant to making transit booking requests where you will need to determine the relevant barracks for allocation.

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.

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 personnel allocated into LEAP, a description of the furniture and linen that will be supplied in your room can be found here.
(If you wish to have any of the furniture removed prior to your arrival to make room for your own furniture, please advise the LEAP concierge office prior to the date of your arrival).

For further information about your room/cabin, contact the base Accommodation Office or LEAP concierge as appropriate.

Note: Requests for use of the National Service Lines (NSL) facilities should be referred to the Base Support staffs via the email address DS-VT.BaseSupportPuckapunyal@defence.gov.au.  DHA is not able to confirm bookings for these facilities.

VIP rooms

DHA cannot allocate VIP rooms – contact the relevant barracks Mess 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 at respective Messes as follows:

Bridges Mess

Hopkins Mess

Tobruk Mess

Officers: $10 per night to a maximum of 6 nights

Officers: $7/night up to 3 nights, then flat rate of $28/month.

Officers: $6 per night up to 3 nights, then a flat rate of $24/month

SNCOs: $5 per night up to a maximum of $25. Then a flat rate of $25 per month

SNCOs: $6/night up to 3 nights, then flat rate of $28/month.

SNCOs: $8/night (Annex), $8/night (motel) up to 3 nights, then flat rate of $30/month respectively.

Officer VIP: $10 per night to a maximum of 6 nights


VIP: $6 per night up to 3 nights, then a flat rate of $24/month

Handy phone numbers

Wilson's Security

03 5735 7038

Health Centre

03 5735 7673

Military Police

0407 236 692

Bridges Barracks Officer VIP

03 5735 6267

Bridges Barracks SNCO VIP

03 5735 6265

Hopkins Barracks Officer VIP

03 5735 7475

Hopkins Barracks SNCO VIP

03 5735 7351

Tobruk Barracks Officer VIP

03 5735 6080

Tobruk Barracks SNCO VIP

03 5735 7182

Change to your booking?

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

Single LEAP Concierge

Building A1880 Chapman road

Business hours
0700-1700, Monday to Friday

03 5793 7400

Accommodation Office

Building 1050, Morobe Road

Business hours
0700-1630, Monday to Friday

03 5735 6673

03 5735 6696

Note: March out inspections need to be booked 48 hours prior to departure.

After Hours

Wilson's Security Office, corner Passchendale Parade & Nadzab Road.

03 5735 7038

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 and return at Wilson's Security Office.

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