Australian Bases Abroad

ADF bases and locations abroad


This document provides a list of bases and facilities used on a more than transitory basis by Australian military forces in operations abroad since 2001. Some are full-fledged bases used primarily or exclusively by the ADF; others are primarily other forces’ bases shared by the ADF; some are small forward operating bases; and some are facilities shared with civil authorities. Some were used only for a limited period. Where there is uncertainty about the listing it is marked by an asterisk. In some cases, the coordinates of the location of the facility are approximate.

There are also a number of ADF and AFP facilities on Australian territory that are particularly closely connected to overseas operations. These are listed in the final section below.

Take a virtual tour of Australian Bases Abroad (2009)

See also: Australian Defence Facilities (frequently updated)

Note: For budgetary reasons, most sections of this Briefing Book, ceased being updated in December 2010. However, following the deployment of ADF personnel to Iraq in September 2014, Middle Eastern base entries are being frequently updated.

Updates and advice on errors or omissions are welcome:

British Indian Ocean Territory/Chagos Archipelago

East Timor

Middle East and Central Asia







United Arab Emirates

Solomon Islands

* Unconfirmed ADF locations

See also

Project coordinator: Richard Tanter
Updated: 2 October 2014