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Anglesea Barracks
Hobart, Tasmania
The two story Soldiers' Barracks at Anglesea Barracks. This building was built between 1847 and 1848.
The two story Soldiers' Barracks at Anglesea Barracks. This building was built between 1847 and 1848.
Type Army post
Coordinates 42°53′19″S 147°19′32″E / 42.888745°S 147.325496°E / -42.888745; 147.325496Coordinates: 42°53′19″S 147°19′32″E / 42.888745°S 147.325496°E / -42.888745; 147.325496
Built 1814
In use 1814–present
Controlled by Australian Army

Anglesea Barracks is an Australian Defence Force barracks in central Hobart, Tasmania. The site was chosen in December 1811 by Lachlan Macquarie and construction began on the first buildings to occupy the site in 1814.

It is the oldest Australian Army barracks still in use and it celebrated its bicentenary in December 2011.

Despite the small variation in spelling it was named after Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey who was involved with the Board of Ordnance.

Current units and facilities

It is home to various civilian and military departments including:

  • The Royal Tasmania Regiment
  • The Adelaide Universities Regiment, Tasmania Company;
  • Australian Army Band – Tasmania;
  • No. 29 Squadron RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force);
  • Navy Headquarters Tasmania (Royal Australian Navy);
  • Anglesea Barracks Medical Centre;
  • Defence Support Group – Tasmania; and
  • Defence Force Recruiting.

Angelsea Barracks messing

Anglesea Barracks Sergeants Mess
The Sergeants' Mess in 2010

The barracks contains an Officers' Mess, Sergeants' Mess and the McGee VC Soldier Club.

Other facilities

It also houses, in the old gaol, the Military Museum of Tasmania.

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