Queensland has the largest army base in the country and is at the front line of army deployment in Australia, with around 40% of Australian Army personnel and two of the three Army Beersheba brigades based in the state. Our defence bases include:
Gallipoli (Enoggera) Barracks
Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, is the home base for the Australian Army's 7th Brigade. The facility incorporates the Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, a major manoeuvre formation, local support facilities and a range of training facilities.
Lavarack Barracks in Townsville is the largest Australian Army base and is home-base for the 3rd Brigade and includes the Operational Deployment Force and facilities to undertake mission rehearsal exercises prior to deployment.
Wide Bay Training Area
The Wide Bay Training Area supports 7th Brigade units to conduct combat team training.
Shoalwater Bay Training Area
Shoalwater Bay Training Area is the Australian Defence Force's principal amphibious operations training ground and combines blue-water naval forces with comparable air and land assets, allowing large-scale joint exercises.
Kokoda Barracks in Canungra is the base for Queensland's Land Warfare Centre.
Greenbank Training Area
Greenbank Training Area serves as a live-fire military range for the Australian Defence Force.
Townsville Field Training Area
Townsville Field Training Area serves as a live-fire military range for the Australian Defence Force.