DEERS sites are located in Alice Springs, Darwin, and Canberra. However, the Canberra and Darwin sites are the only publicly accessible DEERS locations to update and issue a Common Access Card (CAC) and dependent ID cards. Personnel assigned outside of these areas will need to travel to either Canberra or Darwin at your parent unit’s expense to receive a new ID card. For consideration, you may try to obtain an updated ID card at your current location in order to have a card that lasts throughout your assignment in Australia. Feel free to use the Exception to Policy memo to obtain a new ID card prior to your PCS.
Note: Dependents can get an ID card issued using the mail-in process during their assignment in Australia. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed instructions.
For more information on Military and Dependent ID Cards, please refer to our DEERs & ID Cards section of this website.