Enoggera Barracks

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Enoggera Barracks
TypeMilitary base
Site information
OwnerDepartment of Defence
Controlled byAustralian Army
Open to
the public
Site history
In use1908 – present
Garrison information
OccupantsHQ 1st Division
Enoggera Barracks (HLS)
Airport typeMilitary HLS
OperatorAustralian Army
LocationBrisbane, Queensland
Elevation AMSL145 ft / 44 m
Coordinates27°25′30″S 152°59′00″E / 27.42500°S 152.98333°E / -27.42500; 152.98333Coordinates: 27°25′30″S 152°59′00″E / 27.42500°S 152.98333°E / -27.42500; 152.98333
YENO is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Sources: AIP[1]

Enoggera Barracks (also known as Gallipoli Barracks) is an Australian Army base in the northwestern Brisbane suburb of Enoggera in Queensland, Australia.[2] It was officially established in the early 20th century when the area was used for field training, although the area was used by military units as far back as the mid-19th century. Since then it has been developed into a modern military base, which is now home to units of the 7th and 11th Brigades as well as the headquarters of the 1st Division and the 16th Aviation Brigade.


Sergeant Edward Creedy, on right, with a member of the Australian Rocket Society ready to launch the rocket at the Enoggera Rifle Range, 24 September 1936

The base has a long history, having been in existence officially since 1908, although the wider area has been used for military purposes since 1855.[3] Upon its establishment, the camp consisted of four paddocks that were used for training and drill—Bell, Fraser's, Rifle and Thompson's—and a number of rifle ranges were established there for use by civilian groups and units of the militia. Since then the base facilities have been expanded as the Army's presence there has grown through its involvement in the two world wars and other conflicts.[4]

On Anzac Day (25 April) 1990, it was renamed Gallipoli Barracks.[5]

The base is home to the majority of 7th Brigade units. With the reorganisation of 7th Brigade in 2007, there are also a couple of units from the 11th Brigade based at Enoggera.[6] It is one of the largest army bases in the country.[7][8]

In January 2011, the base was the location of the headquarters for the Australian Defence Force's response to the 2010–11 Queensland floods, Operation Queensland Flood Assist.[9]

US and Australian soldiers at Enoggera Barracks during Talisman Sabre, 2015

The base facilities underwent a $770 million expansion, which raised the number of regular personnel based at Enoggera to about 5,600 in 2014. The upgrade included redeveloping the 7th Brigade's headquarters as well as construction of a new gym, an indoor pool and training centre, and an expansion of 8th/9th Battalion's lines, and new lines for 2CER and other units.[10]

The Royal Australian Regiment Memorial Walk is located on the base.[11]

Current units[edit]


Royal Australian Armoured Corps

Royal Australian Artillery

  • 1st Regiment
  • 20th Regiment
    • 131st Surveillance and Target Acquisition Battery
    • 132nd Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battery
    • Combat Service and Support Battery

Royal Australian Engineers

Royal Australian Corps of Signals

  • 1st Signal Regiment (DJFHQ/1DIV)
    • 101 Signal Squadron
  • 7th Combat Signal Regiment (7BDE)
    • 139 Signal Squadron
    • 140 Signal Squadron
  • 136 Signal Squadron (Fixed/Strategic)

Royal Australian Infantry Corps

Royal Australian Army Medical Corps

Australian Army Band Corps

  • 8/9 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Pipes and Drums
  • Australian Army Band — Brisbane
  • Royal Australian Artillery Band — Brisbane

Royal Australian Corps of Military Police

  • D Coy, 1 MP Battalion

Australian Army Cadets

  • Headquarters South Queensland Australian Army Cadets Brigade
  • 129 Army Cadet Unit

Heritage listings[edit]

The base has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ YENO – Enoggera (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 2022-12-01
  2. ^ "Gallipoli Barracks". Australian Department of Defence. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  3. ^ Belham & Denham 2009, p. 265.
  4. ^ Belham & Denham 2009, pp. 265–270.
  5. ^ "Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbanex". Radschool Association Magazine, Volume 41, page 14. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  6. ^ McBean, Graham (2007). "Historic transfer". Army. The Soldiers' Newspaper (1170 ed.). Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Brisbane Region". Defence Community Organisation, Australia. Archived from the original on 7 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-31. (This site requires a Username and password.)
  8. ^ "6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment: Unit Info". Department of Defence, Australia. Archived from the original on 31 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
  9. ^ "Operation Queensland Flood Assist". Department of Defence. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  10. ^ Preece, Allira (2 February 2011). "Barracks overhaul to begin". North-West News. p. 3.
  11. ^ "Royal Australian Regiment Unit Plaques (Memorial Walk)". Queensland War Memorial Register. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Enoggera Magazine Complex (Place ID 105229)". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  13. ^ "School of Musketry (former) (Place ID 105227)". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Small Arms Magazine (former) (Place ID 105228)". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Remount Complex (former) (Place ID 105638)". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 15 May 2019.


  • Belham, David; Denham, Peter (2009). The Blue Diamonds: The History of 7th Brigade, 1915–2008. Puckapunyal, Victoria: Department of Defence.

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