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.
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 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.
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 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 at respective Messes as follows:
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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