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Lavarack Barracks / Townsville

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Lavarack Barracks is a major Australian Army base located in Townsville, Queensland. The barracks is named after Lieutenant General Sir John Lavarack, an Australian Army officer during both World Wars and Governor of Queensland from 1946 to 1957.

AAFCANS outlet ‘Tom’s was originally Tom’s Sports Bar, opened on 17th September 2001 by its name-sake Lieutenant General Thomas Joseph Daly KBE, CB, DSO. The LTGEN was the Chief of the General Staff (1966-71).

AAFCANS canteen outlet ‘Harrys’ was originally Harry’s Sports Bar and was named after Lieutenant General Sir Henry George ‘Harry’ Chauvel, GCMG, KCB. Chauvel served at Gallipoli as commander of the 1st Light Horse Brigade.

Singaporean Army invested $2 billion into expanding facilities to Shoalwater Bay military area and Townsville military base. 14,000 of their troops actively use this area for training and are on rotation.

Resident Units/Squadrons

  • 3rd Brigade
  • 11th Brigade
  • Combat Signals Regiment
  • 3rd Services Support Battalion
  • 1,2 & 3 RAR
  • 2 CAV

Other AAFCANS Services

  • Wi-Fi – No
  • Foxtel – Yes
  • Dry Cleaning – In Progress
  • Catering – Yes
  • Military Gear – Yes

Welfare Disbursements 2017/18

  • $99,317

Licensed Traders

  • Bank x 2
  • Military Retail Outlet
  • Barber x 1
  • Dry Cleaner (in progress

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Address: Melton Black Drive, Buka Close, Townsville 4810

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