Robertson Barracks Base Improvements


Robertson Barracks base is a major Australian Army base located at Holzte, 15km east of Darwin in the Northern Territory. The base is home to the Army’s 1st Brigade and 1st Aviation Regiment, hosting a significant number of living, working and training facilities. 

This Robertson Barracks Base Improvements project aims to provide essential upgrades to facilities and infrastructure at Robertson Barracks to meet the projected demands of the Australian Defence Force and our partners.

The project has received Parliamentary approval. Construction work is expected to commence in late 2023 with completion in late 2026.

Community information

Consultation on the proposed works will be ongoing with Federal and State Parliamentary members, local office holders and a range of local community and industry groups and representatives.


Project details

Project element  Description
Living-in accommodation Construction of new living-in accommodation facilities 
Covered walkways Construction of covered walkways linking key facilities 
New combined ranks mess Construction of a new combined Sergeants and other ranks mess 
Officers mess upgrades Minor upgrades to the existing Officers mess 
Outdoor gymnasiums Construction of external physical training facilities
Fire and portable water system upgrades Upgrades to site-wide fire water and portable water system
Electrical upgrades Upgrades to lighting, power and lightning protection. Sub-metering will also be included in each re-used and new building 
Substation ring network Connection of spur substations to a ring network
Active information and communications technology Provide active network equipment to all new facilities