HMAS Stirling is the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) primary base on the west coast of Australia at Garden Island, near the city of Perth. The main entrance open 24 hours/day, is located off Point Peron Road, Rockingham.
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.
Cabins are provisioned for stays up to 21 days with soap, toilet paper and towel (replenished and cabin cleaned every seven days). You will need to bring your own toiletries, towel and clean your own cabin for longer stays (excluding Duty officer, Recruit or Cadet Accommodation). For further information about your cabin, 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
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.
DHA cannot book VIP cabins – contact the base 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 as follows
- Officers & Senior Sailors Mess - $5/night, up to $25/month