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Tuesday, 22 June 2010
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Mr Robert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 24 May 2010:

By type of Service, how many Reservists are currently serving full time, and in what location(s)?


Mr Combet (Minister for Defence Materiel and Science and Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

As of 31 May 2010, 963 Australian Defence Force Reservists are currently serving full time. Please refer to the tables below for a breakdown of personnel for each Service and Location.

Royal Australian Navy:

Location

Personnel

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), Canberra

7

Borneo Barracks, Cabarlah, QLD

1

Fleet Base North, Darwin

13

Fleet Base East, Sydney

11

Fleet Base West, WA

12

Adelaide Metro Area

1

Sydney Metro Area

7

Canberra Metro Area

115

Melbourne Metro Area

4

Brisbane Metro Area

1

Darwin Metro Area

1

Perth Metro Area

1

Townsville Metro Area

1

Defence Science and Technology Organisation, SA

1

HMAS Waterhen, Sydney

14

HMAS Cairns, QLD

11

HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney

30

HMAS Stirling, WA

27

HMAS Penguin, Sydney

8

HMAS Harman, ACT

11

HMAS Creswell, ACT

5

HMAS Cerberus, VIC

39

HMAS Albatross, NSW

26

HMAS Watson, Sydney

6

HMAS Leeuwin, WA

2

Garden Island, Sydney

17

Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSW

1

Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin

11

Enoggera Barracks, Brisbane

1

Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney

1

Moorebank Military Area, Sydney

2

Canungra, QLD

2

Oakey, QLD

1

RAAF Base Wagga

2

RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA

1

RAAF Base East Sale, VIC

1

RAAF BASE Williamtown, NSW

3

RAAF Base Williams, VIC

2

HQ JOC, Bungendore, NSW

13

Honiara, Solomon Islands

1

Apia, Western Samoa

1

Manama, Bahrain

1

TOTAL

416

Australian Army:

Location

Personnel

Adelaide Metro Area

6

RAAF Base Amberley

3

Bandiana, VIC

2

Sydney Metro Area

38

Canberra Metro Area

32

HQ JOC Bungendore, NSW

8

Cairns, QLD

1

RAAF Base Darwin, NT

1

Melbourne Metro Area

15

Enoggera Barracks, Brisbane, QLD

100

Glenorchy, TAS

2

HMAS Harman, ACT

5

Puckapunyal/Graytown, VIC

8

Holsworthy Barracks/Western/South Western Sydney

132

Wagga Wagga

2

Perth, WA

5

Townsville, QLD

9

Newcastle, NSW

2

Oakey, QLD

1

Orange, NSW

1

Rockhampton, QLD

1

Singleton, NSW

2

Tamworth, NSW

1

RAAF Base Tindal, NT

2

Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, QLD

2

Weipa, QLD

1

RAAF Base Williams, VIC

1

RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW

1

TOTAL

384

 

Note: The figures for Army above include personnel deployed on overseas operations, but the locations of their parent units whilst engaged on continuous full-time service. Depending on rotations and individual specialist requirements, there may be over 230 Army Reservists deployed at one time:

  • Middle East Area of Operations:100+.
  • OP ASTUTE (East Timor): 32.
  • OP ANODE (Solomon Islands): 103.

Royal Australian Air Force:

Location

Personnel

Adelaide Metro Area

1

Sydney Metro Area

1

Canberra Metro Area

11

Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, TAS

1

HQ JOC Bungendore, NSW

1

Canungra, QLD

1

Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSW

2

HMAS Albatross, NSW

2

HMAS Cerberus, VIC

1

Middle East Area of Operations

40

RAAF Amberley, QLD

14

RAAF Curtin, WA

1

RAAF Darwin, NT

4

RAAF East Sale, VIC

1

RAAF Edinburgh, SA

5

RAAF Glenbrook, NSW

6

RAAF Pearce, WA

2

RAAF Richmond, NSW

2

RAAF Townsville, QLD

8

RAAF Wagga, NSW

46

RAAF Williams, VIC

3

RAAF Williamtown, NSW

5

RAAF Tindal, NT

1

Sudan

2

USNS Mercy

2

TOTAL

163