Edinburgh Formation Welfare is a non-profit organisation operated by the members of the Base. The organisation operates independently and is not linked, in any way, to official Defence business, nor does the Department of Defence fund any Edinburgh Formation Welfare activities.

The purpose of Edinburgh Formation Welfare is to provide and maintain recreational and Base services for staff and their families.

Edinburgh Formation Welfare sponsors many sport and interest groups on the base as well as operating the camping store, boat and trailer hire, holiday accommodation and camper trailer hire.

Edinburgh Formation Welfare is critical in maintaining high morale, a sense of identity, promoting camaraderie and assisting families to take time out and enjoy recreational activities.


Over the years, Edinburgh Formation Welfare has provided funding and arrangement for the following:

  • War Memorial on Base
  • Unit functions
  • Assists local social and sporting clubs
  • Sponsorship for the Christmas treat
  • Maintain holiday accommodation at Barmera
  • Donations to external activities