HMAS Watson

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Getting there

HMAS Watson is approximately 11km from Sydney CBD in the suburb of Watsons Bay. The main entrance open 24hours/day, is located off Cliff Street, Watsons Bay.

Key collection and returns

Non-LEAP Accommodation Office

Address: BGIS Office, located on the ground floor inBuilding 3, on St Georges Rd. 
Business hours: 0800-1600, Monday-Friday
A/H Phone: 0408 963 623

  • All members can collect keys after 1400 from Accommodation Office.
  • March out inspections for all Course members must be booked at least 2 days prior to departure.
  • Cabins to be vacated by 1000 with keys returned to the Accommodation Office.
  • Inform the Accommodation 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

VIP rooms/cabins

For all VIP Cabin booking contact  

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.

Handy phone numbers

HMAS Watson - Handy phone numbers
Person/service Number
Officer of the Day
0408 963 623
Gangway/Front Gate Security 02 9366 7529

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Change to your booking?

You can modify bookings online using Online Services.

Alternatively, call DHA on 139 342 for assistance.

Last updated November 2023