Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Establishment

The Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Establishment hosts weapons trials, munitions proofing and environmental testing for the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force.

The 56 square kilometre site is 83 kilometres north of Adelaide, near the northern tip of Gulf St Vincent. Because of large tidal movements, it is the only range in Australia where projectiles can be fired into a coastal area and retrieved relatively undamaged for assessment.

Along with weapons testing, the site is also used for destruction of expired and unsafe ordnance. The site is not normally used for military training and carries out its assurance function for Defence throughout the year. 

More information: Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Establishment

For further information please direct all enquiries to Department of Defence on 1300 333 362