The Royal Military College, Duntroon, also known simply as Duntroon, is the Australian Army’s officer training establishment. It was founded at Duntroon, in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, in 1911 and is located at the foot of Mount Pleasant near Lake Burley Griffin, close to the Department of Defence headquarters at Russell Hill.
The Royal Military College – Duntroon prepares cadets and other selected candidates for careers in the Army by promoting leadership and integrity, by inspiring high ideals and the pursuit of excellence, and by inculcating a sense of duty, loyalty and service to the nation.
Duntroon is adjacent to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), which is the Australian Defence Force’s tri-service military academy that provides military and tertiary academic education for junior officers of the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy.
Pre-dating the establishment of Canberra, Duntroon was one of three properties owned by the Campbell family before its suitability to be an officer training school was identified by Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges in 1910. Since 1911, RMC-D has drawn the highest calibre of Australian Army leaders to oversee the training of future officers.
Facilities & Amenities
Unless otherwise indicated, Defence sporting & recreational facilities, such as sporting, swimming or fitness centres are for the use of Defence Personnel only.
A number of internal facilities and amenities are available to all resident unit personnel, as follows:
- Food Outlet
- Barber / Hair Dresser
- 2 x Banks
Welfare Disbursements 2021/22
- $10,477.87 (via the ACT Combined Fund)
This information is sourced from https://www.defence.gov.au/Bases and is updated periodically.
Defence Base Contacts
Main Base Contact: Defence 1300 333 362