Visitor Information

Fascilities

The Australian Army Tank Museum boasts the following facilities and features:

  • Car park

  • Gift shop (models, military equipment & souvenirs)

  • Wheelchair accessibility

  • Friendly staff

However, we have no food outlet within the museum.

COVID-19 Visitor Information

Due to VIC Government requirements, potential visitors must provide proof of double vaccination. Potential visitors who have been to a COVID-19 exposure site during prescribed periods, or who are not double vaccinated, will not be permitted entry to the Puckapunyal Military Area (PMA) or the Museum.

Visit the VIC Government website for the latest travel advice for visitors from all states and territories.

Visitors over the age of 16 years are required to check-in prior to entering the museum foyer using the Service Victoria app.

For information, visit the VIC Government's COVID19 Check-in help website.

Conditions of Entry to the Puckapunyal Military Area

Access to the Puckapunyal Military Area Base is dependent on the following restrictions.


Bookings No Longer Required!
To gain access to the Puckapunyal Military Area Base, a booking is no longer essential.
Please note: Access to the base is still subject to visitor proof of double vaccination status.

Email: raacatm@bigpond.net.au

Call: +61 (04) 3720 6482


Photographic I.D
Photo I.D in English is required to gain access to the Puckapunyal Military Area Base. Acceptable forms of photo I.D include:

  • A current Australian Licence or permit with a photograph

  • A current Passport

  • A current Proof of Age card

  • An Australian Government employee identity card (e.g. Comcare, Fire Service or Mitchell Shire Council).


Please note: The Puckapunyal Military Area Base does not accept Digital forms of identification; including NSW or ACT Digital Licences.


Visitor Passes

Upon admission to the Puckapunyal Military Area Base, visitors will be given a visitor pass. This pass is valid for only one day and must be displayed in a prominent position (above the waist) at all times. Visitor passes are to be returned to the front gate prior to exiting the base.


Bush Fire Danger

The Puckapunyal Military Area Base is located in a high Bush-Fire Danger Area. During extreme or Code Red Fire Danger Rating (FDR) days, only essential personnel will be allowed base access. As such, the general public will not be able to gain access to the Museum


Base Security Alert Level

The Puckapunyal Military Area Base is subject to military security alert level restrictions. As such, visitor vehicles may be searched by security prior to entry. Furthermore, during days in which the security alert level has been raised, only essential personnel will be given base access. As such, the general public will not be able to gain access to the Museum


No Deviations

Upon access to the Puckapunyal Military Area Base, visitors must move directly from the front gate to the Australian Army Tank Museum and vice-versa. No deviations are permitted. If visitors have not arrived within 5 minutes, Base Security will be notified.

Opening Hours

Open Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm

PLUS the last full weekend of the month.
(Closed Public Holidays)



In preparation for museum closure timings, entry to the base ceases from 3.00 pm

Cost of Admission

The Australian Army Tank Museum no longer charges entry fees.


Admission is free to all personnel, as of the 19th July 2022.

Getting Here

Parking

Visitor parking is available in the Visitor Carpark, located opposite the Museum's entrance

Access to the parking area is from Tobruk Road.

Visitors by coach or with caravans and trailers are welcome. However, parking spots are limited, so call ahead to arrange parking.


Alternative Transport

Due to the Puckapunyal Military Area Base access requirements, the museum is inaccessible to public transport, pedestrians, push bike riders or taxis.


Please Note: Photo I.D is required to gain access to the Puckapunyal Military Area Base. Furthermore, groups that contain personnel under 18 years of age must be accompanied by one adult supervisor per 20 visitors.


Please contact us to receive help in arranging your visit or to satisfy any questions you may have about access.


Email: raacatm@bigpond.net.au

Call: +61 (04) 3720 6482