Other Defence Facilities

Other Discounted Acommodation Information

RAAF Welfare Edinburgh

Location : Barmera – SA (Lake Bonnie)

Website : ednwelfare.com.au

Key Points
  • 2 Shacks
  • Fully self-contained
  • Up to 6 people (2 bedrooms)
  • Guests required give shacks and bathrooms general clean after use
  • Only current serving members and public servants
  • Same price for all

Watsonia Area Amenities Fund and Committee (WAAC)

Location: Philip Island – VIC (Cowes Caravan Park) – Beach

Website: www.watsoniaaac.weebly.com

Key Points
  • One Caravan
  • Fully self-contained (caravan park ablutions)
  • Up to 5 people
  • Broad eligibility including Defence contractors, Defence Bank and Military Bank
  • Same price for all

Navy Canteens

Wesbite: www.navycanteens.com.au


  • Philip Island – VIC (Cowes Caravan Park) – Beach
  • Ulladulla – NSW (Big 4 Bungalow Park) – Beach
  • Forster – NSW (Forster Holiday Village) – Beach
Key Points
  • Parks owned by Navy Canteens
  • Discount off park rate
    • – 30% Navy
    • – 20% other services
    • – 15% public services

Army Amenities Fund

Wesbite: www.armyholidays.com.au


  • Docklands – VIC (Apartments) – City
  • Coogee – NSW (Apartments) – Beach (near Sydney City)
  • Goolwa – SA (Holiday Homes) – Beach
Key Points
  • Broad eligibility including Defence contractors, Defence Bank and Military Bank
  • Minimu 2 night stay
    Rates for Army and Rates for Other Eligible per website


  • 1 x 2 Bedroom (up to 4 people)
  • 1 x 3 Bedroom ( up to 6 people)


  • 2 x 2 Bedroom (up to 6 people)


  • 3 x 3 Bedroom (up to 6 people)
  • Access to South Lakes Golf Course
  • 4 non-competition memberships available with others to pay green fees and includes access to bar and meal facilities
  • Low and High Season Rates

Defence Holidays NQ

Location: Trinity Beach – QLD (Cocos Holiday Apartments) – Beach

Wesbite: www.defenceholidaysnq.com.au


Key Points
  • 5 x 1 Bedroom (up to 4 people)
  • 10 x 2 Bedroom (up to 6 people)
  • 2 x Wheelchair accessible 2 Bedroom (up to 6 people)

Defence Holidays NQ

Locations: Cape Trib & Daintree, Port Douglas, Atherton, Carins, Paronella Park, Innisfail to Ingham, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Bowen, Airlie Beach – QLD

Wesbite: www.defenceholidaysnq.com.au

Key Points
  • Defence Holidays NQ is a not-for-profit organization and has an office at Lavarak Barracks in Townsville.
  • They own Cocos Holiday Apartments at Trinity Beach (see separate listing) but they have also negotiated special rates for other accommodation and activities throughout North Queensland. In 2019/20 they provided discounts of $37,247 to ADF members. They can also assist you with accessing discounted accommodation and activities through Australia.

St George’s Defence Holiday Suites

Location: Coolangatta – QLD (The Garland) – Beach

Wesbite: www.stgeorges.net.au 

Key Points
  • St George’s Defence Holiday Suites is operated by the Service Personnel Anglican Help Society Inc for Service and ex Service personnel and their dependent families. Copy of service ID or discharge certificate required at booking.
  • First 3 levels of the The Garland Beachfront Apartments
    • – Studio Suite – Garden View (up to 2 people)
    • – Studio Suite – Ocean View (up to 2 people)
    • – Studio Suite – Garden View – Accessible Ensuite (up to 2 people)
    • – Studio Suite – Ocean View – Accessible Ensuite (up to 2 people)
    • – 2 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom – Garden View (up to 4 people)
    • – 2 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom – Garden View (up to 4 people)
    • – 3 Bedroom – superior Ocean View (up to 6 people)

Bullwarra Seaside Apartments

Location: Terrigal – NSW (Bullwarra Seaside Apartments) – Beach

Wesbite: www.bulwarra.com.au 

Key Points
  • Bullwarra is a not-for-profit resort for the Defence Community and was born out of holiday accommodation for members at Singleton, Ingleburn, and Marrickville.
  • Accommodation available for serving and form serving of ADF and Allied Defence Forces and ADF Public Servants. Members do not need to accompany family members during their stay.
  • Accomodation
    • – 1 bedroom apartment (up to 6 people)
    • – 2 bedroom apartment (up to 8 people)
    • – Villa apartment (up to 6 people)
    • – Minibul Cottage (up to up to 12 people)
    • – Trebetha Cottage (up to 5 people)

Armed Forces Vacation Club

Locations: Various Locations throughout Australia and Overseas

Wesbite: www.afvclub.ca

Key Points
  • The Armed Forces Vacation Club is an ‘R&R” program for the Canadian Armed Forces and they have allowed Australian Armed Forces to access the program. The club is part of Wyndham Worldwide and the accommodation is mostly timeshare resorts but you are not required to attend timeshare presentations.
  • Open to current and ex members of the ADF.
  • Access is free although you must register to access the discounted accommodation. There is also a Premium membership available that provides higher discounts for an annual fee.


  • All prices are in United State dollars, including Australian accommodation, so ensure you convert back to Australian dollars to determine real cost to you.
  • Dates appear to be fixed dates to obtain the discounted rate that applies to accommodation available.

Australian Partners of Defence (APOD)

Locations: Various Locations throughout Australia

Wesbite: www.apod.com.au

Key Points
  • APOD is an Australian owned and operated organization found by veteran families for veteran families.
  • Over 100 accommodation offers throughout Australia including large hotel chains to small ex-veteran owned businesses offering a variety of discounted accommodation and offers.
  • Need to register for membership to access discounts