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Wednesday, 7 November 1973
Page: 1632


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(   1 ) Where is each of the Australian infantry battalions located.

(2   ) Where is each of the Australian field batteries located.


Senator Bishop - The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(   1 ) Australian Regular Army Infantry Battalions are located as follows: 1 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR)Townsville, Queensland. 2/4 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2/4 RAR)Townsville, Queensland. 3 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR)Woodside, South Australia. 5 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5 RAR)- Holsworthy, New South Wales. 6 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR)- Singapore. To be relocated at Enoggera by February 1 974. 7 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (7 RAR)- Holsworthy, New South Wales. 8 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (8 RAR)- Enoggera, Queensland. 9 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (9 RAR)- Enoggera, Queensland.

(2)   Australian Regular Army Field Batteries are located as follows: 101 and 105 Field Batteries (1 Field Regiment )Enoggera, Queensland. 107 and 108 Field Batteries (4 Field Regiment )Townsville, Queensland. 100(A) and 104 Field Batteries (12 Field Regiment)Ingleburn, New South Wales. 102 Field Battery (8 Medium Regiment)- Holsworthy, New South Wales. 106 Field Battery -Singapore.







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