RAAF Base East Sale

Getting there

RAAF Base East Sale is one of the main training establishments of the Royal Australian Air Force.  The main entrance open 24 hours/day is located on Aerodrome Road, East Sale.

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 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

Contact DHA for allocation GPCAPT(E) above only.

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

East Sale does not accept non-duty bookings; contact base support for approval and allocation.  In which case; 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:
  • Officer's Mess - $5/night up to $15/month
  • SNCO's Mess - $3/night up to $10/month

Handy phone numbers

Wilson's Security

03 5146 6333

Mess Enquiries

03 5146 6123

Change to your booking?

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

Accommodation Office

Building 191, Wirraway Street

Business hours
0700-1700, Monday to Friday

03 5146 6161 or 0419 291 317

March Out inspections
March Out inspections must be booked at least 24 hours prior to departure with the Accommodation Office.

After Hours

Wilson’s Security, Aerodrome Road entrance

03 5146 6333

Key collection and returns

After hours
Key collection/return (Wilson’s Security) alternatively; dropped into the boxes provided at the north entry of Accommodation Block 335.

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