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.


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

06:30 – 15:00

Hot Food 06:30 – 14:00

Stirling Kiosk Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

08:00 – 13:00

Contact Details

  • Rhonda Gregg

    National Operations Manager
    • Mobile: 0403 360 425
    • Send Email
    • Address: 190 Phillip Road
      HMAS Cerberus VIC 3920

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