HMAS Stirling (WA)

Since its commissioning in 1978 HMAS Stirling has expanded enormously within its existing boundaries and has seen building such as the Submarine Escape Training Facility – one of only six in the world and the only one in the southern hemisphere constructed.

It is today the largest base in the Royal Australian Navy and is home to more than 2,300 service personnel, 600 Defence civilians and 500 long-term contractors.

Around 12 Fleet units including RAN’s Anzac Class frigates and Collins Class submarines are stationed at HMAS Stirling, along with around 70 units including the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), AUSCDT Four and the Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth.

The 314 metre long two-level Diamantina Pier and the redeveloped small ships harbour have vastly increased the wharf and berthing space available to surface ships and submarines at Stirling.

Other major additions have been the helicopter support facility located on the southern end of Garden Island, extensions to the RAN Submarine Training and Systems Centre, the Training Centre-West complex and a trials, research and support facility.

HMAS Stirling’s primary purpose is to provide operational and logistics support to the RAN ships, submarines and aircraft based in WA.

Navy Canteens – Stirling has an extensive menu including freshly made sandwiches and daily hot specials. The Canteen is also your on-board general store and place to go for SALT merchandise including clothing, headwear, accessories and memorabilia.

You can also visit the Wharf Kiosk for your freshly brewed morning coffee and snacks.

Navy Canteens also offers a hairdressing service on base specialising in ladies styling and barber grooming.

Book a Function or Catering Package

Function packages are also available which can be tailored to suit meetings and events on Navy bases as well as cater for functions at any location.

Stirling Canteen Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

6.30am – 6.00pm

Saturday – Sunday

10.00am – 1.00pm

Stirling Kiosk Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

7.30am – 1.00pm

Hairdresser Opening Hours

Wednesday

9.00am – 4.00pm

Thursday

9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday

9.00am – 4.00pm

Contact Details

  • Michael Hughes

    Senior Business Manager - Stirling
    • Phone: 08 9553 2542
    • Mobile: 0457 868 839
    • Send Email
    • Address: Building A34
      
Amenities Complex, 
Stokes Road
      
HMAS Stirling, Rockingham WA 6168

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