Defence Force Amenities
The Directorate of Personnel Support and Amenities has Australian Army, Navy and Air Force and NZ Army facilities listed on its website
Areas covered in Australia are: Darwin & NT, Far North Queensland, Southern Queensland & Northern NSW, NSW Central Coast, NSW South Coast, the Snowfields, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.
There is no guarantee that these facilities will be available to former members of the ADF.
Accommodation deals for Defence Force Members
The Metro Hotel Group offer special deals on accommodation to serving members of the Defence Force. For more information including locations, special deals and Defence rates see www.MetroHotels.com.au
You need to mention that you are a serving member of the Defence Force when making bookings or enquiries.
Discounts available to the general public
Many accommodation chains have special offers to the general public if the booking is made directly with them, but they are not prepared to make special separate arrangements. Some offers entail becoming a member (a registration - not a fee) so allow two or three weeks for joining before booking. Benefits available are usually lost if the booking is done through an outside internet agency such as www.wotif.com and www.needitnow.com
Chains and individual establishments worth investigating are:
Choice Hotels (Comfort, Quality and Clarion) www.choicehotels.com.au
- Discounts for auto club members, 60+,
- Free nights and bonus Qantas FF points
Sydney Central Station Hotels www.hotel.com.au
- Includes car rental comparisons, tours, holiday packages, travel insurance and Australian Government travel advisories
Coolamon Apartments www.stayoz.com.au
- Gold Coast to Cairns
For Victorian DRA Members only
The DRA Victorian Branch has made special arrangements with the following accommodation groups which apply to DRA Victorian members only:
- Six Continents Hotel Group
- Intercontinental www.intercontinental.com
- Crown Plaza www.crownplaza.com.au
- Holiday Inn www.holidayinn.com.au
- Pacific International Hotels/Serviced Apartments www.pacificinthotels.com
A letter indicating that you are a current member of DRA Vic is required to obtain a discount and is available from the Secretary on application.