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Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative

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Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative

The Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) is an opportunity for Australia to build Defence capability and enhance its bilateral relationship with Singapore, while providing enduring economic benefits to Central and North Queensland.

Up to 14,000 Singapore Armed Forces will train in QLD when the Initiative reaches maturity. Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland is being expanded and a new training area is being established near Greenvale in North Queensland.

Under the ASMTI, Singapore will invest in Australia’s development and enhancement of training areas to meet the future needs of the Australian Defence Force and facilitate an increased presence of Singapore Armed Forces personnel conducting unilateral training in Australia.

ASMTI is expanding and developing the existing Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland, and has acquired and is designing a new training area near Greenvale in north Queensland, Greenvale Training Area (GVTA). These training areas will be owned and managed by the Commonwealth through the Department of Defence.

When the ASMTI reaches maturity, currently scheduled for 2028, up to 14,000 Singapore Armed Forces personnel will conduct unilateral training for up to 18 weeks a year, for 25 years.

PurposeSoldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, move into position for the final Battlegroup Samichon assault at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise Talisman Saber on 20 July.

The ASMTI will deliver advanced military training areas that benefit the Australian Defence Force, provide significant local economic opportunities and strengthen Australia’s Defence relationship with Singapore.

Learn about the ASMTI’s history and purpose

Map of Queensland highlighting Townsville, Rockhampton and the Greenvale and Shoalwater Bay Training Areas

Training areas

Training areas in Central and North Queensland are being developed and enhanced under the ASMTI, allowing personnel to train with the equipment, platforms and systems that will be introduced over the coming decades.

Discover more about the training areas

Get involvedAustralian Army soldiers, Sergeant Bryan Griff and Corporal Steven Morganite, view building plans

Defence is committed to maximising opportunities for local industry participation across the life of the ASMTI. Businesses in Central and North Queensland can be involved in work across a range of activities, including construction and technical support. Watch the online tutorial series, Getting Defence Ready, to learn more about how to put your best foot forward in tendering for subcontract opportunities under the ASMTI.

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