Recruit School Facilities

The area of the school is a large quadrangle containing covered and open parade grounds as well as outdoor training areas.

Recruits are housed in two storey accommodation blocks with females and males being accommodated in separate six berth cabins. The Recruit School consists of modern IT classrooms within the administration building.

Recruits have access to a recreation building called the Sobraon Club where they can relax. The club is equipped with pool tables, table tennis tables, two Internet terminals, computer games, a music room, a cinema, a TV room and a canteen.



The banking facilities at HMAS Cerberus are limited to the following:

  • Westpac (Bank of Melbourne) ATM;
  • Cerberus Post Office (Australia Post);
  • Australian Military Bank;
  • Defence Credit Union.

While other bank branches and ATMs are located within 15 minutes by road in nearby towns, access for Recruits is not possible for several weeks due to training requirements.



Most areas of HMAS Cerberus are out of bounds to Recruits. The Recruit School itself is out of bounds to HMAS Cerberus personnel. Access to Recruit School is restricted to authorised personnel.

Subject to approval, recruits have access to a number of facilities within HMAS Cerberus that are outside the bounds of Recruit School. These are:

  • The Aquatic Centre - housing an eight lane 50m swimming pool;
  • Gymnasium and sporting fields;
  • The Cerberus Learning Resource Centre (library);
  • The Chapels;
  • The 280 seat Southern Cross Cinema;
  • The Cerberus Retail Centre which includes the Post Office (Australia Post), tailoring, service credit unions, a Westpac ATM, and dry cleaners.