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Air Force Townsville

Last modified: 16 Aug 2015

Country: Australia    Region: QLD

Locale: Townsville

Latitude: 19° 15' 9" S     Longitude: 146° 45' 53" E

Area use / Military Branches: Combined airbase / army base


Former RAAF Base Garbutt, along with RAAF Tindal and RAAF Darwin, one of northern Australia's primary defence bases.
Homebase of

  1. 383 Sqn - Contingency response
  2. 452 Sqn Townsville Flight - air traffic control
  3. 27 (City of Townsville) Sqn - Base Ops
  4. 38 Sqn
  5. Combat Survival Training School for evasive actions and escape technics training
  6. Army's HQ No 5 Aviation Regt operating Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters
  7. 5 Avn Regt A flight (MRH-90)
  8. 5 Avn Regt B flight (Blackhawk)
  9. 5 Avn Regt C flight (Chinook)
  10. 5 Avn Regt Tech & Log Suppt unit
  11. 1 Expeditionary Health Sqn Detachment Townsville
  12. No 2 Security Sqn detachment Townsville

Army Lavarack Barracks;
  1. 3rd Combat Brigade Australia's rapid deployment force and subordinate units
-- Bde HQ,
-- 2nd Cavalry Regt operating 90 ASLAV's
-- 3rd/4th Cavalry Regt operating Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles.
-- 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regt, (light infantry)
-- 2nd Battalion RAR
-- 3rd Battalion RAR
-- 31st/42nd Battalion, Royal Queensland Regt. (reserve infantry)
-- Artillery Regt,
-- Combat Engineer Regt,
-- Combat Service Suppt Battalion
-- Combat Signals Regt

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