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, and other eligible personnel at RAAF Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Formation Welfare provides grants to Welfare clubs and Edinburgh Units for Base activities, provides support and oversight of clubs and associations operating on the base as well as operating the welfare store (hire of trailer, kayaks, camping equipment etc) and  holiday accommodation.

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.