RAAF Base Tindal

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Key collection and returns

Non-LEAP Accommodation Office

Address: Building A002, Madden Drive
Business hours: 0800-1600, Monday-Friday
Phone: 08 8973 6220
A/H Phone: 08 8973 6228

  • Keys can be collected after 1400.
  • Keys can be collected/returned after hours from the Pass Office, Carson Drive entrance.
  • March out inspections must be booked 48 hours prior to departure.
  • Keys to be returned with rooms vacated by 1000 to the Accommodation Office.
  • Inform the office of lost keys immediately. A cost will be incurred for replacement.

Room/cabin information


  • Transit (up to 21 days) - Rooms / Cabins provisioned with soap, toilet paper and towel (replenished and room/cabin cleaned every seven days)
  • Permanent/Temporary (≥ 22 days) - You will need to bring your own toiletries, towel and clean your own room/cabin (excluding Duty Officer, Recruit or Cadet Accommodation).

For further information about your room/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.

Change to your booking

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

VIP rooms/cabins

DHA cannot allocate VIP rooms – contact the ABCP POC.

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: $2/night, up to $13/month
  • SNCOs Mess: $2.20/night, up to $11/month.

Getting there

RAAF Tindal is approximately 330km south-east of Darwin, 16.4km from the township of Katherine.  The main entrance open 24hours/day is located on Carson Drive off the Stuart 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.

Handy phone numbers

RAAF Base Tindal
Person/service Number
2 SEC FOR 08 8973 7555
Main Gate 08 8973 6228
ABCP 08 8973 6888 or 08 8973 6858

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