Simpson Barracks

Getting there

Simpson Barracks is a Defence facility in the suburb of Yallambie in Melbourne. The main entrance, open 24/7 is located at 200 Greensborough Highway.

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

Members with stays up to 21 days are supplied 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.  Please note: members staying in Single LEAP rooms are not supplied a towel as these rooms have a minimum tenancy of 30 days.

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.

VIP rooms

Contact DHA for allocation LTCOL(E) above only for Officer Rooms; WO1(E) above for SNCO room.  For all other requests contact the E&IG 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 - $8 for first night, $5.50/night after to a maximum of $27.50/month
  • SNCOs Mess - $5/night for the first 4 nights to a maximum of $20/month.

Handy phone numbers

Officers Mess

03 8481 7306

SNCOs Mess

03 8481 7298

Duty Officer

0467 735 139

E&IG Base representative – VIP rooms

03 8481 7439 or 0477 314 040

Change to your booking?

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

Single LEAP Concierge

Building A0349 McCarthy Street

Business hours
0700-1700, Monday to Friday

03 8405 4600

Accommodation Office

Building 40 (rear), Corner Blamey and Mackay Roads

Business hours
0700-1700, Monday to Friday

03 8481 7235
03 8481 7469

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

After Hours

Security Office, Blamey Road entrance.

03 8481 7415

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/return to the Wilson Security Office.

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