List of Australian Army Cadet units

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This is a list of Australian Army Cadets units, both Community based and School based Army Cadet Units, across all states and territories of Australia.[1]


Queensland AAC Brigades (North and South Queensland Brigades)[edit]

Community Based Units:
10 ACU Southport
11 ACU LoganNote 1
12 ACU WacolNote 2
12 ACU Detachment Bulimba Note 2
13 ACU Toowoomba
14 ACU Blackwater
15 ACU Townsville
16 ACU Redcliffe
17 ACU (A Company) Warwick
17 ACU (B Company) Stanthorpe
17 ACU (C Company) Clifton
18 ACU (A Company) Bundaberg
18 ACU (B Company) Hervey Bay
19 ACU Pittsworth
120 ACU (A Company) Chinchilla
120 ACU (B Company) Dalby
121 ACU WynnumNote 3
122 ACU Mackay
122 ACU Detachment Dystart
122 ACU Detachment Clermont
123 ACU (A Company) Caboolture
124 ACU Gladstone
124 ACU Detachment Biloela
125 ACU Rockhampton
126 ACU (A Company) Murrumba Downs
126 ACU (B Company) Narangba
127 ACU Ipswich
128 ACU Yandina
129 ACU Enoggera
130 ACU Townsville
130 ACU Detachment Charters Towers
131 ACU Sarina
132 ACU Capricornia
133 ACU Palm Beach
134 ACU Cairns
135 ACU Wondai
136 ACU Redlands
137 ACU Monto
138 ACU Rosedale
139 ACU Lockyer
142 ACU Balonne
143 ACU Mount Isa
144 ACU Atherton
146 ACU Bamaga
161 ACU (Aviation) BulimbaNote 4
177 ACU NanangoNote 5

School Based Units:
ACGS East Brisbane
St Pauls Bald Hills
TGS Toowoomba
TSS Southport

Former Cadet Units
15 ACU Detachment Proserpine (closed 2011)
123 ACU (B Company) Kilcoy(closed c. 2011)
140 ACU William Ross State HS (closed 2011)
145 ACU Winton (closed 2008 or 2011)
DCCU Toowoomba (Closed 2011)
SCOTS PGC College Warwick (Closed 2011)


Notes

Note 1: Formerly Woodridge State High School Cadet Unit.
Note 2: Formerly Camp Hill State High School Cadet Unit and Salisbury State High School Cadet Unit, amalgamated in 1984. Renamed 10/12 RCU until 2003.
Note 3: Formerly Wynnum North State High School Cadet Unit. Amalgamated with 136 RCU in 1998. Delinked in 2004.
Note 4: Formerly known as South Queensland Aviation Detachment.
Note 5: Formerly known as 123 Yarraman Army Cadets, moved to Nanango and renamed 177 ACU in mid 2009.

New South Wales AAC Brigade[edit]

Community Based Units:
21 ACU Penrith
22/29 ACU Holsworthy
23 ACU Camden
24 ACU Grafton
25 ACU Erina
26 ACU Wollongong
27 ACU Coffs Harbour
28 ACU Taree
200 ACU 1 PL Grenfell
200 ACU 2 PL Cowra
200 ACU 3 PL Young
200 ACU 4 PL Boorowa
201 ACU Northern Beaches (Dee Why)
202 ACU Blacktown
203 ACU Cumberland (Lancer Barracks) Note 1
204 ACU ParramattaNote 2
205 ACU Mudgee
205 ACU (A Company) Mendooran
206 ACU North Sydney
207 ACU Glen Innes
208 ACU Port Macquarie
209 ACU Tamworth
211 ACU Newcastle
212 ACU Cessnock
213 ACU Sutherland
215 RCU Fort Street HS Note 3
216 ACU Lismore
217 ACU Lake Macquarie
218 ACU Campbelltown
219 ACU Wagga Wagga
220 ACU Lithgow
221 ACU Cobar
222 ACU Ulladulla
223 ACU Leeton
224 ACU Canberra
225 ACU Murwillumbah
226 ACU Normanhurst
229 ACU South Lakes
230 ACU Norfolk Island
233 ACU St George
234 ACU Maitland
235 ACU Dubbo
236 ACU North Lakes
237 ACU Southern Highlands
240 ACU Lightning Ridge
256 ACU Cootamundra
Australian Army Cadet Band - Sydney
Hurlstone Agricultural High School ACU

School Based Units:
Barker College
Baulkham Hills High School Army Cadet Unit
Chevalier College
James Ruse Agricultural High School Army Cadet Unit
Kinross Wolaroi School
Knox Grammar School Army Cadet Unit
Newington College
Newcastle Grammar School
Pittwater House School
Shore - Sydney Church of England GS
St Aloysius College
Sydney High School
Sydney Grammar School
The Armidale School
The King's School
The Scots College Bellevue Hill
The Scots School Bathurst
Trinity Catholic College
Trinity Grammar School
Waverley College Cadet Unit

Former Cadet Units
Fort Street High School closed 2011Note 3
20 RCU Ashfield (Haberfield)Note 4
closed 2011

Hunters Hill High School (Closed c 2011)
South Sydney Boys High School closed 2011
North Sydney Boys High School closed 2011
Oakhill College closed 2011
Asquith Boys High School closed 2011
Chatswood High School closed 2011

Notes

Note 1: 203 ACU (Cumberland) is located in Parramatta, NSW.
Note 2: 204 ACU (Parramatta) is located in Dundas, NSW. It is the oldest community based Australian Army Cadet unit in Australia.
Note 3: Formerly Fort Street School Cadet Unit (FSCU) (1871 to 1987).
Fort Street was a Company of 20 RCU from August 1987 till January 1989, still based at Fort Street High School.
The Fort Street Company became a separate unit (215 RCU Fort Street) in January 1989.
In June 1990, 215 RCU Fort Street absorbed 20 RCU Haberfield and moved to the RAE depot in Haberfield.
215 RCU Fort Street closed around 2002/03 and was amalgamated with 206 ACU
Note 4: 20 RCU Ashfield (originally based at Punchbowl High School) started in 1984 at the RAE depot in Haberfield. The unit was merged with Trinity Grammar School Cadets and Fort Street School Cadets in August 1987.
The Haberfield Company separated as 20 RCU Haberfield in January 1989. The unit was closed in June 1990 with many of the cadets joining 215 RCU Fort Street. 215 RCU moved from Fort Street High School into 20 RCU's premises at the 2 Construction Group RAE depot in Haberfield but retained the Fort Street name.

Victoria AAC Brigade[edit]

Community Based Units:
30 ACU Sunshine
31 ACU Norwood (Ringwood)Note 1
32 ACU Geelong
33 ACU WangarattaNote 2
34 ACU Colac
35 ACU Broadmeadows
36 ACU Frankston
37 ACU Albury/Wodonga
38 ACU Shepparton
39 ACU Watsonia (Simpsons Barracks)Note 3
300 ACU Ballarat
301 ACU Echuca
302 ACU Oakleigh
303 ACU Stawell
304 ACU NewboroughNote 4
305 ACU Surrey HillsNote 5
306 ACU Monash
307 ACU Deniliquin
308 ACU Sale
309 ACU Bendigo
310 ACU Dandenong
311 ACU Mildura
312 ACU PuckapunyalNote 6
313 ACU BairnsdaleNote 7

School Based Units:
Beaconhills College
Braemar College
Brighton Grammar School
Camberwell Grammar School
Ivanhoe Grammar School
Ivanhoe Grammar School ACU (Plenty) Detachment
Melbourne High School
Mentone Grammar
Monivae College
The Peninsula School
Sebastopol College
Scotch College
Werribee Secondary College

Former Cadet Units:
Melbourne Grammar School (Closed 2011)
33 ACU Detachment Benalla (Closed 2011)
Wesley College (Closed c. 2011)
Christian Brothers' College St Kilda
Christian Brothers' College, North Melbourne
Ballarat College, Ballarat (Cadets ran for 106 years from 1867-1973)
St Patrick's College, Ballarat (Closed 1994)

Notes
Note 1: Formerly Norwood High School Cadet Unit, then 31 RCU Norwood.
Note 2: Until 1999 33 ACU Wangaratta and Benalla were named 37 RCU B & C Companies respectively, with 37 RCU A Company being based in Albury/Wodonga.
Note 3: Formerly 39 RCU Preston.
Note 4: Formerly 304 RCU Yallourn
Note 5: Formerly 305 RCU Blackburn until 2005, moved from Blackburn High School to Surrey Hills in late 2004.
Note 6: Formerly 39 RCU Broadford Company, renamed 312 ACU in late 2006, moved to Puckapunyal Military Base in 2014.
Note 7: Formerly attached to 308 ACU Sale as 308 ACU Det Bairnsdale.

South Australia AAC Brigade[edit]

Community Based Units:
40 ACU Noarlunga
41 ACU Whyalla
42 ACU Broken Hill
43 ACU Warradale
44 ACU (A Company) Hampstead
44 ACU (B Company) Gillies Plains
45 ACU Murray Bridge
46 ACU Port Augusta
47 ACU Keswick
48 ACU (A Company) Mount Gambier
48 ACU (B Company) Kingston
49 ACU Smithfield
410 ACU Berri
411 ACU Clare
412 ACU Woodside
413 ACU Pipe & Drums Keswick and 1 PL Underdale HS
414 ACU (A Company) Port Pirie
414 ACU (B Company) Kadina
416 ACU (A Company) Port Lincoln
416 ACU (B Company) Ceduna
420 ACU Waikerie
423 ACU Victor Habour

School Based Units:
St Pauls College

Western Australia AAC Brigade[edit]

Community Based Units:
50 ACU South Guildford/Midland
51 ACU Girrawheen
51 Band Corps
52 ACU Armadale
53 ACU Wanneroo
55 ACU Kalgoorlie
56 ACU Fremantle
57 ACU Morley
58 ACU Carine
59 ACU Rockingham
501 ACU Como
502 ACU Karrakatta
503 ACU Experance
504 ACU Mandurah
505 ACU Albany
506 ACU Geraldton
507 ACU Joonadalup
508 ACU Karratha
509 ACU Lynwood
510 ACU Meredin
511 ACU Busselton
512 ACU Narrogin
513 ACU Eastern Hills
514 ACU Port Hedland
515 ACU Bunbury Note 1
518 ACU Katanning

School Based Units:
CCGS ACU
Guildford Grammar School ACU
St Josephs College ACU

Notes

Note 1: Until 2003 515 ACU Bunbury was named 511 ACU B Company, with 511 ACU A Company being based in Busselton.

Tasmania AAC Battalion[edit]

Community Based Units:
HQ Alpha Company, TAS AAC Bn
61 ACU Devonport
62 ACU Launceston
64 ACU Burnie
67 ACU Youngtown
HQ Bravo Company, TAS AAC Bn
60 ACU Warrane
63 ACU Dowsing Point
65 ACU Bridgewater (Pontville)

Northern Territory AAC Battalion[edit]

Community Based Units:

70 ACU Larrakeyah
71 ACU Palmerston
73 ACU Tennant Creek
74 ACU Alice Springs
75 ACU Daly River
76 ACU Tiwi Islands
77 ACU Wadeye

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Locate a Cadet Unit site